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Duke Signs 323K-SF Lease with Fine Home Furniture Company in Savannah

Duke Realty Corporation signed a long-term 322,500-square-foot lease with SOFAMANIA, a manufacturer and distributor of fine home furniture, at 175 Portside Court in Savannah, GA. The tenant will occupy more than half of the 600,000-square-foot logistics building located at the intersection of I-95 and GA-21 near the Port of Savannah and within easy access to I-16, the main transportation artery to Atlanta.

Duke Realty’s Chris Brown says, “Demand for warehouse space in the Savannah market continues to be high, given the robust TEU traffic at the Port of Savannah.” He notes, “in 2018, we have signed nearly 1.7 million square feet of new leases and 786,000 square feet of renewals.”

JLL’s Steve Grable represented the tenant, while Brian Sutton represented Duke Realty in-house.

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