A German real estate fund manager said it just closed on the acquisition of Southwest 85 Logistics Center, a property that landed the largest industrial lease in metropolitan Atlanta last year.
GLL Real Estate Partners, the Munich-based real estate investment platform of Macquarie Group, bought the 1.2 million-square-foot distribution and logistics facilityin Newnan, Georgia, from Core5 Industrial Partners, the Atlanta firm that developed the building.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The price likely was in the range of $75 million to $87 million - or $62 to 72 per square foot - based on comparable sales of new, fully leased industrial assets in the area. A comparable building at 5000 Bohannon Road, also on Atlanta's Southside, that's fully leased to battery maker Duracell sold in 2017 for $71 per square foot.
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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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