Duke Realty Announces Construction of Two New South Florida Industrial Buildings

High portfolio occupancy at end of 2018 and ongoing strong demand supports development of two new spec warehouses.

The South Florida office of Duke Realty, the leading domestic-focused logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announces that it is constructing two new industrial spec buildings in South Florida, a market where it virtually had no availability in its portfolio at year-end 2018, but demand for quality distribution space remains among the highest in the country.

“Duke Realty is one of South Florida’s leading industrial space providers, and we will continue to meet the needs of companies who want to locate their operations in this robust market,” said Stephanie Rodriguez, Vice President of Leasing and Development for Duke Realty in South Florida. “We have steadily grown our South Florida portfolio to nearly 8 million square feet, adding high-quality, modern space through strategic developments and acquisitions. These two new buildings are excellent additions because they include features today’s warehouse users want and have excellent access to I-95 and other major roadways.”

Copans 95 1731, a 100,876-square-foot modern distribution center, is being built in Pompano Beach, just ½ mile west of the Copans Road I-95 interchange and two blocks from Duke Realty’s 4-building Copans Business Park. The front-load building will include 32′ clear, 25 dock doors, two drive-in doors, parking for 75 automobiles and a 110′ trailer court. Watch the video to see the progress we’re making on Copans 95 1731.

The second building under construction is located in Turnpike Crossing, where Duke Realty’s four existing buildings are near full occupancy. The 146,253-square-foot building, which will be known as Turnpike Crossing 6717, fronts the east side of Florida’s Turnpike at Jog Road in West Palm Beach. A rear-load building, Turnpike Crossing will include 32′ clear, 51 dock doors, two drive-in doors, parking for 231 cars and a shared 180′ truck court. View our construction video to see the headway we’re making.

“In addition to being state-of-the-art facilities, Copans 95 1731 and Turnpike Crossing 6717 offer unparalleled highway access,” said Rodriguez. “Tenants in these properties can be quickly and easily on their way to locations throughout Florida and the rest of the country in just minutes.”

Construction on both buildings is underway. Copans 95 1731 is expected to be complete in September 2019 and Turnpike Crossing 6717 is slated for delivery in December 2019.

Parties interest in preleasing either of these under-construction buildings are asked to contact Stephanie Rodriguez at 954.453.5671.

About Duke Realty

Duke Realty’s South Florida portfolio currently includes 7.7 million square feet of industrial properties. Duke Realty’s South Florida office is located at 2400 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 405 in Weston.

On a nationwide basis, Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 156 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 key U.S. logistics markets. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P 500. The company maintains a Baa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service and a BBB+ rating from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services. More information about Duke Realty Corporation is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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