Forney Distribution Center Taps into Mega-Industrial Kaufman Co.
The soon-to-be-built Forney Distribution Center will tap into the ever-booming industrial market in Kaufman County. VanTrust Real Estate LLC will break ground next month on this 621,874-square-foot speculative industrial building in the East Dallas suburb located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and South Gateway Boulevard.
“In the past year, North Texas has emerged as one of the nation’s premier industrial destinations,” said Bill Baumgardner, executive vice president at VanTrust. “As the market continues its upward trajectory, Forney and Kaufman County as a whole are the next frontier for companies looking for developable land and access to a competitive labor force.”
The Forney Distribution Center offers a number of advantages for companies looking to capitalize on Kaufman County’s transformative growth.
“With the market’s need for consumer goods, e-commerce and logistic space rising steadily, Forney has seen leading tenants like Goodyear and Amazon gravitating to the area to build large industrial fulfillment and distribution centers,” said Josh Meredith, director of development at VanTrust. “Following this trend, the Forney Distribution Center will offer the area much-needed space to continue delivering for the high consumer demand.”
Nathan Lawrence and Krista Clark of CBRE are managing the leasing assignment for the center. The project is slated for completion in May 2022.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
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