Three Mega Build-To-Suits
Some big names have huge, potential build-to-suit projects in metro Atlanta. We found out more on three of the prospects.
Appliance retailer HHGregg is eyeing Duke Realty's parcel off Anvil Block Road and I-675 in Clayton County, sources tell us. (They're probably using high-end electronic equipment to do so.) The company has been scouting metro Atlanta to develop a 400k SF build-to-suit distribution facility, possibly to replace its warehouse at 3000 Southpark Blvd in Ellenwood (above). Calls with Colliers International's Price Weaver, who reps the retailer, and Duke Realty were not returned by press time.
McMaster-Carr is an Atlanta-based nuts and bolts supplier eyeing a 1M SF project on 120 acres off Riverside Parkway in Douglas County. The company owns its facility at 6100 Fulton Industrial Blvd, and sources say it plans to develop a new project near the New Manchester Business Park: an initial distribution facility of up to 600k SF with enough land to expand to the million mark, sources say. King Industrial Realty's Sim Doughtie (above) and Al McConkey are repping the company, but did not return calls seeking comment.
3) Maurice Sporting Goods
Maurice Sporting Goods is may develop 300k SF in McDonough. It's in a company-owned, 178k SF facility at 1325 Georgia 155, also in McDonough. But a build-to-suit could double its size. Sources say the company is also looking at existing buildings in the area. NAI Brannen Goddard's Nathan Anderson (above with Darren Butler) is repping the company, but was unavailable for comment.
These are just a few of the build-to-suit projects in the market. Other big deals sources told us about include UnderArmour, looking to do a 600k SF distribution facility at sites from Savannah to Atlanta;T.J.Maxx, which recently inked a deal to develop a 600k SF warehouse in Jackson County (above) with IDI; Kroger, evaluating developing a 1M SF refrigerated distribution center with Majestic Realty at Charlie Brown Field (which we reported last week); and Restoration Hardware, which we're told is considering a 1M SF build-to-suit in the Savannah area.