Duke Realty recently broke ground on a 1.2 million square foot facility in Southern California. GlobeSt.com writer Kelsi Maree Borland wanted to know more about the company’s strategy.
“All developers stopped new speculative construction at the start of the pandemic including Duke Realty,” Jim Connor, chairman and CEO of Duke Realty, tells GlobeSt.com. “This enabled demand to catch up. During the third quarter, we fully leased a 1.1 million square foot property in Southern California that was started on a speculative basis in the fourth quarter of 2019 and is scheduled to be delivered in early 2021. Due to our ability to consistently lease up our speculative space, we began two new speculative development projects during the third quarter of 2020, the 728 West Rider Street facility in Southern California and the Duke Sumner Logistics Center in the Seattle market, totaling 1.4 million square feet.”