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Colliers International ATREG Represents IBM in 1.2 Million Square Feet Sale-Leaseback

Former IBM Guaralajara facility

Seattle, Wash., May 15, 2007  Colliers Advanced Technology Resource Group (ATREG) announced they represented International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) in the sale-leaseback of their advanced technology manufacturing facility located in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 1.2 million square feet, three-building facility is sited on a 129-acre campus. The acquisition includes a contiguous 54-acre land parcel capable of supporting up to 1.5 million square feet of future development. IBM uses the facility for research and development (R&D), manufacturing, and distribution operations of its laptop division.

“This advanced infrastructure facility is well located in the established El Salto industrial submarket of Guadalajara in Mexico’s ‘Silicon Valley’, so named because of the number of technology companies positioned there,” explains Stephen Rothrock, senior vice president and managing director of Colliers ATREG.

Colliers ATREG brokers Stephen Rothrock, Doug Barrett, Erin Conger, and Eric Larsen, together with local Colliers Guadalajara broker and Doug McMurray represented IBM in the sale to AMB Property Corporation (NYSE: ABM).

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A semiconductor sales division of Colliers International, ATREG specializes in helping companies restructure advanced technology assets. Co-directed by Stephen Rothrock and Doug Barrett, ATREG has represented some of the semiconductor industry’s top companies in transactions totalling over U.S.$2 billion. ATREG advises on the sale of operational semiconductor fabs, wafer supply agreements, process and product intellectual property (IP), complete tool lines, and fab infrastructure. For more information, please visit us online at