AMB Property Corporation , a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced it is developing a pre-leased 221,500 square foot (20,575 square meter) facility for Nippon Express Company, Ltd. ("Nittsu") in the Kashiwa submarket of Tokyo. Nippon Express is Japan's largest freight forwarder and a worldwide leader in logistics services. The industrial logistics facility, named AMB Kashiwa Distribution Center, will establish Nittsu's presence in Kashiwa, Japan, approximately 23 miles (37 kilometers) from central Tokyo. Construction is expected to begin in first quarter 2006, with a projected completion date in fourth quarter 2006.

"The transaction strengthens AMB's relationship with Nippon Express, a key customer who already leases with us in four locations in North America, and further demonstrates our ability to successfully grow our business through customer-driven development in key markets tied to global trade," said Hamid R. Moghadam, AMB's chairman and CEO.

The highly visible and strategically located property is adjacent to the Kashiwa Interchange providing direct access to central Tokyo via the Joban Expressway and to Narita International Airport via Route No. 16, and is an alternate to the Higashi-Kanto Corridor for efficient distribution into the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.

AMB Property Corporation currently has more than 3.6 million square feet (335,000 square meters) of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities in Japan, including both operating properties and developments in process.

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AMB Property Corporation is a leading owner and operator of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As of September 30, 2005 AMB owned, managed and had renovation and development projects totaling 118.0 million square feet (11.0 million square meters) and 1,109 buildings in 40 markets within ten countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio is comprised of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities -- industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.

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