AMB Property Corporation
Amsterdam -- During the first quarter, AMB began development of AMB Fokker Logistics Center 1 in AMB Fokker Logistics Park, immediately adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe's third-ranked airport for cargo movement. The planned 236,700 square foot building is located approximately one mile from the airport's main terminal and newest front line cargo operations with excellent access to Amsterdam City Center and the A4 and A9 highway routes to Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris and Utrecht. AMB Fokker Logistics Center 1 is expected to be completed for approximately $29.6 million.
Chicago -- AMB expanded its 14-million square foot portfolio in the Chicagoland area with the acquisition of AMB Golf Distribution for a total investment of $24.5 million. At 469,500 square feet, the fully leased property is the largest bulk-warehouse facility in Bensenville, a key O'Hare submarket of Chicago. AMB Golf Distribution offers rapid access to O'Hare International Airport's south cargo gate and active railway service by Canadian Pacific.
Los Angeles -- Adjacent to Angels Stadium in Orange County, AMB has begun the value-added conversion of Platinum Triangle Land, a 17.6 acre parcel currently known as Stadium Business Park. The site is located in the "Platinum Triangle," the 820 acre area surrounding Angels Stadium that the city of Anaheim has zoned for mixed use, including residential development opportunities, to support creation of a vibrant 24-hour, high density urban center. AMB's Platinum Triangle Land benefits from proximity to entertainment venues Arrowhead Pond, Angels Stadium, the Disneyland Resort; the Amtrak Metrolink Station; and the Anaheim Convention Center.
In the South Bay city of Carson, AMB has begun redevelopment of its Fordyce Distribution Center. Located within five miles of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, the property provides rapid access to essential freight forwarding and logistics locations with dual-street access and proximity to five freeways. The 246,600 square foot redevelopment is designed to handle high-volume warehouse distribution operations with 47 dock doors, cross dock loading and large fenced storage yards. When complete, total investment in the redeveloped Fordyce Distribution Center is expected to be $16.0 million.
Miami -- In the first quarter, AMB increased its U.S. on-tarmac presence to 39 buildings at 15 airports with the acquisition of AMB MIA Cargo Center at Miami International Airport (MIA) for a total investment of $18.8 million. The modern ramp-access facility is 100% leased by Arrow Cargo, a leading Miami provider of scheduled air cargo logistics services between the U.S., Central and South America and the Caribbean.
AMB and its partner, Codina Group, began development on a third building in their 436 acre Beacon Lakes master planned park, the last remaining developable master planned park within Miami's Airport West submarket. Beacon Lakes Building 10 will offer 192,500 square feet of industrial distribution space approximately five miles from Miami International Airport's west cargo area. Total investment in Building 10 is expected to be approximately $11.3 million. When fully developed, Beacon Lakes park can offer more than 6 million square feet of leased facilities, land for sale and build-to-suit options.
In Miramar, Florida, AMB broke ground on development of the three- building, 141,500 square foot Monarch Commerce Center. The smaller, flexible buildings are designed for sale or lease to customers with needs for facilities centrally located to distribution routes to Broward, Palm Beach and Dade Counties. AMB's total investment in Monarch Commerce Center is expected to be $10.4 million.
New York -- The acquisition of AMB JFK Airgate Center for a total investment of $34.4 million adds 230,400 square feet to AMB's existing 2.0 million square foot distribution facility presence in the supply-constrained submarket of JFK International Airport in Jamaica, New York. AMB JFK Airgate Center includes three industrial warehouses and one office building with underground parking amenities and quick access to the JFK cargo area via a ramp two blocks from the property. The fully leased facilities have easy access to all local and regional freeways and arterials including Belt Parkway, Rockaway Boulevard and the Van Wyck and Nassau Expressways.
Other Acquisitions -- During the quarter, AMB completed its previously announced purchase for $46.1 million of an approximate 43% interest in G.Accion, one of Mexico's largest real estate companies providing management and development services for industrial, retail, residential and office properties. AMB and G.Accion have been partners in the development of industrial warehouses in Mexico since early 2002, targeting the major distribution centers of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Over the last three years, AMB's activity in Mexico has included approximately 3.1 million square feet of acquisitions and developments for lease or sale.
AMB Property Corporation. Local partner to global trade.(TM)
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 March 31, 2005 AMB owned, managed and had renovation and development projects totaling 110.3 million square feet (10.3 million square meters) and 1,085 buildings in 38 markets within eight 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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