ThE SAN BERNARDINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Formed in 1992, the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) oversees the development and reuse of the aviation portions of the former Norton Air Force Base spanning approximately 1,300 acres, now known as the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD).
The San Bernardino International Airport Authority is a regional Joint Powers Authority comprised of the cities of Colton, Highland, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, and the County of San Bernardino.
Since June 2015, Michael Burrows has served as Executive Director of the SBIAA, as well as the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA), which oversees commercial airport development.
Current members of the SBIAA commission are: President / San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia, Vice President / Loma Linda Councilmember Ovidiu Popescu, Secretary / Highland Mayor Penny Lilburn, Colton Mayor Frank J. Navarro, San Bernardino Councilmember Theodore Sanchez, County of San Bernardino Supervisor Dawn Rowe.
HILLWOOD, a PEROT COMPANY
Hillwood is a Texas-based developer founded in 1988 by Ross Perot, Jr.
In 2002, the commercial development agency for land formerly of the Norton Air Force Base, the Inland Valley Development Agency, entered an exclusive development agreement with Hillwood.
This public-private partnership is known as “Alliance-California” and mirrors Hillwood’s “Alliance-Texas” partnership with Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
This partnership has led to development of facilities housing operations for Amazon, Kohl’s, Mattel, Medline, Pep Boys, Pepsico, and more.
In January 2017, SBIAA awarded Hillwood Enterprises, LP, the exclusive right to negotiate for a 35-year ground-lease on a 2,000,000 sq. ft. piece of land on Airport property, adjacent to Third Street. The project on this property is known as the Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center.
As of July 24, 2019, the final language and terms of the ground lease had yet to be negotiated between SBIAA and Hillwood. A tenant has also not been named, but negotiations between the tenant and Hillwood are reported to be ongoing.