Strider Taking Off

Idaho developer opens airport-inspired space for business partners in Boise

BOISE, Idaho– Strider Group, an Idahobased developer with offices in Ketchum and Boise, has been increasing its Boise presence, adding office and flex space inventory with the construction of a number of buildings, and has acquired additional properties to construct facilities as the market demands.

The Strider Group partnered with Layton to deliver the Beechcraft building in Boise.

Strider connected with Layton to build two industrial facilities, Beechcraft and Slipstream. Beechcraft is a 54,000-square-foot tilt-up with 15 dock doors. Slipstream is a 60,000-square-foot tilt-up with 17 dock doors. The aircraft names are inspired by proximity to the Boise Airport.

The speculative buildings with 32-foot clear-height ceilings, available for single or multiple tenants, are filling fast. Layton delivering Macy’s expanding operations in California Layton was recently selected to expand and renovate the Macy’s store in Manhattan Beach, California. Although challenges continue to loom for traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, however, a strong market in southern California prompted one of Macy’s few current major capital expansion projects, with a 60,000-square-foot addition and renovation of the existing 110,000-square-foot store in Manhattan Village. “There’s no question in our mind that Layton is the ‘A’ team — with depth of knowledge, capacity, capital, and an ability to draw on unparalleled experience,” says Scott Thomson, principal with Strider Group. “What’s more important to us though, and was immediately apparent, is that we aren’t just a job or a draw or a change order to Layton — we are a relationship to them. And we feel like Layton takes the long view of that.”

Layton’s Boise team recently used the Beechcraft building to stage a customer appreciation event, welcoming guests with food truck fare and festivities, and to show off some impressive concrete. Construction is also underway for Strider’s next new office building in Boise.

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