Communications services provider will relocate to Dublin in May 2011
(Columbus, Ohio – April 5, 2011) Duke Realty Corporation (Duke Realty) has leased more than 120,000 square feet of office space to global communications technology leader Alcatel-Lucent in Atrium II, Duke’s two-tower, Class A office complex in Dublin, Ohio. Alcatel-Lucent, which currently has offices on East Broad Street in Columbus, will relocate its nearly 600-person workforce to Atrium II beginning in May 2011.
“We are pleased to welcome Alcatel-Lucent to Atrium II and the city of Dublin,” said Jim Clark, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Columbus operations. “The community’s business friendly environment, the quality of the available space in Atrium II, the buildings’ proximity to major roadways, and the convenience of nearby housing, hotels, shopping and other amenities, put us in a very good position to attract Alcatel-Lucent.”
“The City of Dublin is proud of the strong working relationship we have forged with Duke Realty,” Colleen Gilger, Dublin Economic Development Manager, said. “Through our partnership, we worked collaboratively to find creative solutions to retain Alcatel-Lucent to Central Ohio. We are so pleased the company is keeping its presence and workforce in Ohio, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship between Duke Realty, Alcatel-Lucent and the City of Dublin.”
Duke Realty’s Atrium II, located at 5455-5475 Rings Road, is a 291,445-square foot complex composed of two, five-story towers connected by a five-story atrium. The development features an on-site café, as well as a conference and fitness center in the building for tenants’ use. Alcatel-Lucent will use its space in Atrium II for general office purposes and research and development. To accommodate Alcatel-Lucent’s delivery and shipping needs, Duke Realty will construct on new loading dock on the north side of the North Tower. A new 21,000-square foot computer and equipment testing laboratory also will be constructed as with other on-site improvements.
Rick Nash with Equis’ Atlanta office represented Alcatel-Lucent in the transaction. Ben Struewing, Vice President, Leasing, with Duke Realty represented ownership.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates more than 139 million rentable square feet of industrial, office, and medical office space in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.
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