In the past two years, three companies have taken massive amounts of warehouse space at Coweta Industrial Park, enough to convince Pattillo Industrial Real Estate to launch a 300K SF distribution center without a tenant signed up before shovels hit the dirt, its CEO said.
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Core5 Industrial Partners has sold a newly constructed industrial asset near Atlanta to Empire Distributors, a beverage distributor. The buyer paid $36.7 million for the 601,350-square-foot built-to-suit property, according to Cobb County records.
The new owner plans to move into its new headquarters in the fourth quarter of 2018, following the completion of interior build-out work. Empire’s total investment in the structure is anticipated to be more than $52 million.
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ATLANTA, May 2, 2018 – Atlanta-based Core5 Industrial Partners announced today a 601,350 square-foot build-to-suit for Empire Distributors, Inc. a wholesale beverage distributor that serves three states in the Southeast (GA, TN and NC) and represents over 1,000 brands from around the world. The building resides at 685 Hartman Road in Austell, Georgia. The facility is an expansion for Empire, moving from approximately 300,000 square feet in Atlanta Industrial Park in Fulton County to the new building in Southwest Cobb County. Empire’s corporate headquarters and its regional distribution operations will be housed in the facility which will feature over 80,000 square feet of two-story office space alongside dedicated cooler and distribution space. The entire building will be climate controlled to maintain the high quality of inventory stored. Empire will employ a workforce of over 440 people with anticipated growth to over 510 employees within ten years. The facility plans to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2018. Anticipated investment in building and equipment is over $52 million.
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