The multi-building, flexible-zoning Wellington Business Center is an upscale industrial park located on 85 acres off Fairlane Farms Road with room for new tenants or building owners.
Owned by Guy Mancini and his family, and managed by Paul Adams of Adams Commercial Real Estate, the center’s management maintains a close relationship with the businesses operating in the picturesque center, which was created as a “planned industrial park development.” The Wellington Business Center was laid out down to the smallest detail, even the landscaping.
“We started with one building and went out with another building and another building and another building,” Adams said. “Each building has its own personality.”
Since the facility is locally owned, businesses get more personalized attention, Adams said. “You have personalized management,” he said. “If you want to talk to the owner, we can get him here within a day or so.”
Some of the high-profile businesses that call the center home are the United States Post Office, Pacific Medical, Sherwin Williams Paint, A&B Engineering, LED Lighting, Polo Gear, Dia-Foot Medical Footwear, PMI Remodeling & Repairs and more.
“A&B Engineering is one of the oldest minority-owned engineering firms in Palm Beach County,” said Adams, who once served on the Wellington Village Council and now serves on Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board.
Chester Wright, the original founder of A&B Engineering, served in both World War I and World War II, and hand-written survey books date back to the time of the famed Barefoot Mailmen.
Dennis Painter, a land surveyor at A&B Engineering, explained that the location was chosen because it looked like a good place to have a business and is central to many things. Heading west was the norm, and the owner and engineers lived in the area.
“Why drive to West Palm Beach every day when we can build an office here and be close by to our homes?” Painter said, adding that the development is a great place to do business.
Marcel Fairbairn, president and CEO of LED Source, happily expanded its headquarters to the center. “First of all, we all live in Wellington, so we wanted a building in Wellington. We live in Wellington, we liked the town, and we wanted to keep our business here,” said Fairbairn, who was given wide flexibility and latitude with the building by Mancini.
Mancini works closely with the companies who make the Wellington Business Center their home, unlike many business park corporations, which are more big-business without the personal touch, Adams said.
Another tenant, Pacific Medical Repair, fixes specialty fiber-optic medical devices and other instrumentation. Director of Operations Tony Anzalone is very happy with the decision to locate in the Wellington Business Center.
“Mr. Mancini, the owner, built this space custom for our needs and was able to make any adjustments we wanted,” Anzalone said. “The rent is very comparable to other areas that we looked at… With the growth we experienced in the last year, we were able to expand the building. We added an extra 5,000 feet, which Mr. Mancini, once again, went ahead and did the build-out for us in a very timely manner. The location is key to it. It is a nice industrial park, the buildings are newer, with great atmosphere and access — it’s a great location. They always tailor to our needs.”
Flexible zoning permits allow the space to be used for a variety of industries, including office, retail, distribution, medical and warehouse. The flexible office spaces are built to suit the needs of various companies and are easily personalized with abundant parking.
“We’re quite unique,” Adams said. “I don’t know where you can go in Palm Beach County and get better.”
The suites range from 4,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet, with outdoor loading ramps available. Some of the offices that are move-in-ready with special rental agreements available include a 5,280-square-foot former doctor’s suite that is ready for a new inhabitant and a 6,000-square-foot office divided into two equal sections with an air-conditioned warehouse and plenty of parking.
“Each of these bays, to the pillar, is 4,000 square feet,” Adams said, pointing out a large warehouse building. “This is rather unique. It’s all fire sprinkled and ready to go. In 120 days, you’re in business.”
There is also a 2,550-square-foot, first-class build-out featuring seven offices, a conference room and a small warehouse, in addition to a 1,375-square-foot functional office suite with multiple rooms, a kitchen and more.
Additionally, vacant land and land with an office building are both available for sale.
For more information, call Adams at (561) 329-7243.
ABOVE: Wellington Business Center owner Guy Mancini and manager Paul Adams.