A First-Rate Facility for Weber-Stephen

More than 3 million grills and accessories are distributed to 70 countries from Weber-Stephen’s Chicago-area operation, and after moving into a new facility, the company is all set to increase those figures. “Weber is a very fast-growing company, and one of the major things that they were considering when they were looking at land sites was… Continue Reading

Broker Insight: Mike Caprile on Negotiation

Selling properties requires a focus on the details—the multitudinous details—according to Mike Caprile, Vice Chairman, Institutional Group, CBRE. He’s been working with Duke Realty to build deals for the past 25 years, which not only means that he’s able to have the info he needs at his fingertips, but that he’s “working with best friends.”… Continue Reading

In Minneapolis, One Business Center and Two Success Stories

Blue Dot and Room & Board are both fast-growing, Minnesota-based furniture retailers. Similarly, when it came to locating their new distribution facilities, they both needed flexibility and plenty of input into the process. As a result of working with Duke Realty, they’re now both located in Gateway North Business Center in Otsego, Minnesota. No accident… Continue Reading

Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park in Columbus Has Unique Attractions for Business

  A former Air Force base in Columbus, Ohio—named for WWI fighter ace and Columbus native Captain Eddie Rickenbacker—is the site of Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, a public-private partnership between the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Capitol Square, and Duke Realty. The park is capable of handling 28 million square feet of development. In the video… Continue Reading

Broker Insight: Jack Fraker on Creativity

“The first deal I did with Duke Realty was 15 years ago,” said Jack Fraker, CBRE Vice Chairman. In the intervening years, Fraker has worked on a variety of deals in various markets. “They go beyond just putting together the math,” he said. “They explore every possibility for how to make the deal.” Find out… Continue Reading

Broker Insight: Kris Bjorson Talks Integrity

Having worked with Duke Realty for 20 years, JLL’s International Director of Industrial Services Kris Bjorson has first-hand experience with the way we do business. His assessment? “Working with Duke Realty really just makes my life easier.” Find out all that Bjorson has to say about working with Duke Realty by watching our video.

How Duke Realty Restored Order after Disaster Struck Tenant CNH

To be a reliable partner through hard times, you first have to know how to be a great partner in the easier times. Our longstanding partnership with CNH Industrial, the world’s third-largest capital equipment manufacturer, shows that we understand both sides of that equation. A tenant in Lebanon Business Park since 2003, CNH experienced a… Continue Reading

Making the Impossible Happen for Regal Beloit

Regal Beloit teamed up with Duke Realty to create a facility that would enable the company to consolidate and expand, but the schedule was so tight that “impossible” became the word both teams most often encountered. “Everybody we talked to said there was no way to get it done,” said Rich Prestholt, Director of Preconstruction… Continue Reading

Restoration Hardware’s No-Downtime Expansion Part of “Really Strong” Partnership with Duke Realty

Six years ago, Restoration Hardware worked with Duke Realty to build its 800,000 square-foot distribution center in West Jefferson, Ohio. Recently, the partnership continued with a 400,000 square-foot expansion to the facility which is the company’s only non-furniture distribution center. The project took place without interruption in operations. “We couldn’t have any downtime, and we… Continue Reading

Bray International, Inc., Houston, TX

Headquartered in Houston, Bray International, Inc., has been in business 27 years and seen steady growth throughout that time. When that growth prompted an expansion several years ago, the location of Westland I—close to Highway 290 and to Bray’s headquarter campus—made it a good choice. The relationship that came out of that first lease meant… Continue Reading