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Robinson Weeks Properties Builds Logistics-Distribution Center In Atlanta, Georgia

Robinson Weeks Properties has broken ground on a new 1 million-square-foot speculative building, on a 1,168-acre regional distribution and e-commerce logistics campus, that is expandable to 1.4 million, at Gillem Logistics Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The building will be complete by Q1 2018.

The building, which is expected to be completed early 2018, represents the next generation of e-commerce/regional distribution centers, accommodating users’ last-mile deliveries to Metro Atlanta, company officials said. With 40-foot clear heights, cross dock loading, and abundant truck trailer storage, the building is a unique facility for companies looking to enhance their logistics networks.

This announcement comes on the heels of the success of Gillem Logistic Center’s first speculative building, also tailored for large big box retailer distribution centers. Tenants of the 848,421-square-foot building include Kuehne + Nagel, a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions.

“The shift in consumer purchasing habits has forced companies to adjust their supply chains to meet demand, now providing quick turnaround direct-to-consumer and brick-and-mortar delivery,” said Forrest Robinson, CEO of Robinson Weeks Partners. “This disruption in the marketplace leaves e-commerce and distribution centers in need of strategic access to local and national transportation, multi-year incentives, and a local industrial labor base, all of which Gillem Logistics Center offers.”

The center’s location within Clayton County, a Tier 1 county, gives users special tax incentives that no other county in the Atlanta metropolitan area can provide, up to $4,000 per new employee, per year, for five years, company officials said. An aggressive tax abatement on equipment and real property is also available, based on total investment and number of jobs. When the incentives and competitive lease rates are combined, Gillem Logistics Center will offer one of the lowest overall operating costs in the metro area.

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