AMB Property Corporation(R) , a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced it has increased its operating platform in Paris by approximately 822,500 square feet (76,000 square meters), with the acquisition of 15 industrial properties that are 97% leased to local and multinational distribution customers including DHL, Hitachi, Newell Rubbermaid, Yusen Global Logistics, and Gate Gourmet. The total investment in the facilities is approximately $101.2 million.

The properties are located in established business parks directly serving Charles de Gaulle International Airport and the Paris metropolitan area. The properties were developed by AMB's alliance partner in France, SIRIUS.

Additionally, AMB has committed to acquiring three future development projects from SIRIUS, which when completed are expected to add approximately 110,000 square feet to AMB's customer offerings in Paris. The total expected investment in the development projects is approximately $17.4 million.

AMB is one of the largest owners of airport-adjacent distribution properties in Paris and currently owns more than 2.4 million square feet (226,000 square meters) of operating and development projects in the greater Paris metropolitan area.

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AMB Property Corporation(R) 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 March 31, 2006, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 118 million square feet (11 million square meters) and 1,070 buildings in 42 markets within eleven 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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Some of the information included in this press release contains forward- looking statements, such as those related to our expectations for the completion of future developments in process, which are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on the forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events or circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements might not occur. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases.

You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and we may not be able to realize them. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our analysis only and speak only as of the date of this report or the dates indicated in the statements. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants, increased interest rates and operating costs, our failure to obtain necessary outside financing, re-financing risks, difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and in effecting acquisitions, our failure to successfully integrate acquired properties and operations, our failure to divest properties on advantageous terms or to timely reinvest proceeds from any divestitures, risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction (including construction delays, cost overruns, our inability to obtain necessary permits and public opposition to these activities), our failure to qualify and maintain our status as a real estate investment trust, environmental uncertainties, risks related to natural disasters, changes in general economic conditions or in the real estate sector, changes in real estate and zoning laws or other local, state and federal regulatory requirements, a downturn in the U.S., California, or the global economy, risks related to doing business internationally, losses in excess of our insurance coverage, unknown liabilities acquired in connection with acquired properties or otherwise and increases in real property tax rates. Our success also depends upon economic trends generally, including interest rates, income tax laws, governmental regulation, legislation, population changes, various market conditions and fluctuations and those other risk factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

SOURCE: AMB Property Corporation

CONTACT: Margan S. Mitchell, +1-415-733-9477, or fax, +1-415-477-2177,
or [email protected]; or Rachel E. McKosky, +1-415-733-9532, or fax,
+1-415-477-2063, or [email protected], both of AMB Property Corporation

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