(Atlanta, Ga. – March 19, 2014) Duke Realty Corp. (Duke Realty) has been selected by FedEx Trade Networks to develop a 77,100-square-foot, build-to-suit (BTS) facility at Camp Creek Business Center, a 400-acre, mixed-use business park in East Point, Ga., south of Atlanta. Construction will begin in February, with completion expected in August 2014.
The facility will serve as a distribution and sales center for FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm of global shipping giant, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). Founded in 2000, FedEx Trade Networks and its predecessor companies have more than 100 years of experience in international trade. The company provides international ocean and air freight transportation, customs brokerage, distribution and related services to create flexible solutions for global cargo shippers.
FedEx Trade Networks signed a long-term lease to occupy the BTS facility, which will include 15,000 square feet of office space. Landlord representation was provided by Wes Hardy, Vice President at Duke Realty. Chris White and Mark Yankello of Fischer & Company represented FedEx Trade Networks.
“FedEx Trade Networks evaluated several sites near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and determined that Camp Creek was an ideal fit for its Atlanta air-freight distribution operations,” said Chris Brown, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Southeast Region. “The business park offers excellent access to the airport, which is only three miles away, as well as to I-285 and Atlanta’s interstate system while providing a master-planned business park environment in proximity to numerous shops and restaurants.”
Located at I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway with nearly 3 million square feet developed to date, Duke Realty’s Camp Creek Business Center is a key regional business hub housing diverse tenants such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jaguar Land Rover North America, ADT Security Services, Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration. Camp Creek Business Center is home to more than 1,500 employees.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns, maintains an interest in or has under development approximately 152.6 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. 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.
About FedEx Trade Networks
FedEx Trade Networks, and its predecessor companies, have more than 100 years of experience in international trade. The company’s advanced technology and network of worldwide locations and alliances enables it to provide comprehensive ocean and air international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, global order logistics, distribution and surface transportation, trade advisory services and advanced eCommerce and trade facilitation solutions. FedEx Trade Networks has the resources and support to help customers of all sizes navigate the intricacies of shipping goods globally. For more information, visit ftn.fedex.com.