Bridge Development Partners, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, announced its new name — Bridge Industrial—and the launch of its new website. Historically known as a vertically integrated industrial development and acquisition company, Bridge is prioritizing and growing its investment management business with a focus on build-to-core, value-add, and core/core-plus long-term hold strategies.
“With the expansion in London last year and the growth of our investment management business, it was the ideal time to broaden our brand to more accurately reflect our long-term strategy,” said Steve Poulos, founder, CEO and partner at Bridge Industrial.
The company’s new name comes after Bridge ended 2020 with more than $2.2 billion and 11.5 million square feet in transactions, having acquired 10 properties totaling approximately 6.5 million square feet, and selling 13 projects totaling approximately five million square feet.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).