Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services Project Announcements

Nikola Motor Company Selects Buckeye, Arizona for New Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility  
BDO's Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services was honored to lead Nikola's site selection team to help them find a new home as they produce vehicles that will change transportation forever. Nikola selected Buckeye, Arizona for their new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility.  This will create 2,000 new jobs and $1 billion in new capital investments.  Nikola designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains, and successfully launched the Nikola One electric semi-truck on December 1, 2016.  The Nikola One, the world's first hydrogen fuel-cell electric freight truck, is expected to be the most fuel efficient class 8 truck ever built.

Pall-Corporation.jpgBDO Congratulates Pall Corp. on their Successful Site Selection Project
BDO's Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services team would like to congratulate our client Pall Corp., on its successful Port Washington, NY site selection project.

Pall has long been at the forefront of the filtration industry and is a blue chip Long Island company. Its renovated Port Washington R&D center will help keep the company on the cutting edge of industry research and will be the home to 225 highly skilled employees.

Our team was honored to assist with the site selection and incentives process helping to create a win-win solution for both Pall Corp. and Nassau County, NY. We would like to thank our partners at the Empire State Development Corporation, the Nassau County IDA and Nixon-Peabody for their hard work, dedication and stamina over the nearly two-year course of our search. Pall's decision and commitment to Long Island is further proof that Long Island can compete globally and win projects that demand a highly skilled and technical workforce.

Long-time Manufacturer Slant/Fin Stays on Long IslandSlantfin-(1).png
Slant/Fin Corporation, one of the nation’s largest heating equipment and boiler manufacturers, recently announced it was expanding its global headquarters on Long Island. BDO’s Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services team advised Slant/Fin on a site selection strategy, helping the company to expand its manufacturing operations in Greenvale, New York and invest $3 million in new equipment.  
BDO conducted an extensive multi-state location analysis, including labor rates, taxation, business incentives, logistics and shipping costs, as well as real estate costs and availability. We collaborated with many economic development partners on solutions to reduce operating costs, and negotiated a generous package of state and local business incentives.
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency approved a 20-year payment in lieu of a tax agreement to reduce property taxes, and the Empire State Development provided a grant to purchase manufacturing equipment and refundable corporate income tax credits for Slant/Fin. In addition, the ReCharge New York Program allowed Slant/Fin to save on power costs.