Duke Realty Breaks Ground on Speculative Development in Chicago Submarket

Planned Facility Boosts Company’s Portfolio to 17.7 Million SF in Chicagoland

Planned 370,973-square-foot speculative development in Woodridge, Illinois (artist rendering)

CHICAGO — August 4, 2021 — The Chicago office of Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE), the leading domestic-only, pure-play logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announces the construction of a 370,973-square-foot speculative development in Woodridge, Illinois. The planned state-of-the-art facility is located within minutes of Chicago’s airports, close to major thoroughfares and rail lines — serving as an ideal location for prospective tenants looking to expand supply chain capabilities.

“Duke Realty’s strategy is to invest in infill development opportunities in submarkets where our clients can tap into a robust labor force while being conveniently located to its customers,” said Susan Bergdoll, senior vice president and regional leader for its Chicago, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. “What was a vacant movie theatre will soon be a modern logistics facility that employs hundreds of Illinois workers.”

Duke Realty’s development on approximately 21 acres at 10000 Woodward Avenue in Woodridge, on the east end of the I-55 submarket offers proximity to the city of Chicago and the I-355 and I-55 interchanges. The planned facility will have 36’ clear height, 37 dock doors, four drive-in doors, 44 trailer spaces and 343 parking spaces. The facility is expected to be complete in January 2022. These facilities will be built to LEED® certification standards.

“Duke Realty’s sustainable development strategy aligns with our customers’ sustainability goals,” said Bergdoll. “As we pursue strategic growth opportunities in the Chicagoland area, we are focused on locations where we can develop our LEED certified, best-in-class facilities that we are known for.”

The listing brokers for this new development are Jason West and Sean Henrick with Cushman and Wakefield.