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JLL, Quiet Platforms Partner to Open Fulfillment Center Network

JLL and Quiet Platforms, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., have partnered to accelerate the opening of new forward-edge fulfillment centers across the U.S. in 2023 to serve retailers and brands in the Quiet Platforms supply chain network. Under the agreement, the two companies will pioneer a flexible rent-as-a-percentage-of-revenue model for logistics real estate. 

“We’re excited to partner with Quiet Platforms and seek opportunities that deliver a flexible transaction structure,” said Kris Bjorson, international director, industrial brokerage, Americas, for Chicago-based JLL. “To support the company’s goal for a responsive, dynamic network, we’re uncovering creative solutions across corporate subleases, retail to industrial conversions and even speculative industrial developments.” 

Quiet Platforms’ expansion of its edge fulfillment network with JLL will form a key part of Quiet Platforms’ nationwide network of facilities offering end-to-end, fully managed supply chain services for e-commerce and omnichannel retail brands.

Pictured: A Fulfillment center in Romeoville, IL.  


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