Friday, February 15, 2019

Duke Acquires LV Market's Wind Gap Logistics Center from Petrucci and Davis

by Steve Lubetkin,

Duke Realty Corporation has acquired Wind Gap Logistics Center—a 349,012 square-foot class A warehouse/distribution facility located at 1380 Jacobsburg Road in Wind Gap, PA, from JG Petrucci Company and The Davis Companies for $41.3 million, or $118 per square foot, according to Real Capital Analytics, a proprietary research database that tracks commercial real estate transactions,.

Wind Gap Logistics Center, a joint venture between Petrucci and Davis, was completed in 2018. Designed and built by Petrucci, the precast construction features: 36-foot clear height with 54-foot-x-54-foot columns; 60-foot deep loading bay; ESFR sprinkler system; and 9,400 square feet per door loading ratio. Wind Gap Logistics Center was designed by Cerminara Architect and constructed by Petrucci’s in-house construction firm, Iron Hill Construction Management Company.
With the increased focus on the supply chain and need to efficiently move goods into major northeast metro areas, the joint venture believed the project provided a unique opportunity. The location has a significant competitive advantage within the established Lehigh Valley distribution market, because it is close to PA Route 33 and has equidistant access to both I-78 and I-80, the two main highways to the ports of New York/New Jersey and the MSAs of New York and Philadelphia. This strategic location allows tenants to avoid reliance exclusively on I-78.

“Wind Gap Logistics Center represents the idyllic formula for success throughout the critical logistics corridor in Eastern Pennsylvania. Premium specifications, flexible design, institutional development management and immediate highway interchange access combined to fully capitalize on the Lehigh Valley-foots evolving symbiotic relationship with the New York Metropolitan region and its ports.”

Shortly after construction of the property finished, Teva Pharmaceuticals signed a long-term lease for 54% of the building, demonstrating the strong demand for this state-of-the-art, well located class A distribution facility.

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