SAVANNAH, GA-Last week marked a few firsts. AMB Property Corp. made its entry into the Savannah market with the official ground-breaking ceremony for a 347,000-sf industrial facility. That in turn marked a first for the region: the first speculative industrial development in the southeastern US built to LEED Silver Standard, according to company officials.

The 347,000-sf building is just the first in the 3.3-million-sf master-planned AMB Morgan Business Park near the Port of Savannah. It will also act as the prototype for the San Francisco-based company’s global sustainability initiative, Jay Cornforth, AMB’s managing director, East region, tells “Some of the features in our first building in Savannah will be the prototype for building designs that AMB will deploy throughout the world,” he says.

AMB turned its focus to Savannah about two and half years ago, he explains. “Savannah continues to be a real attractive port to many customers linked to the global trade,” Cornforth says. “It is a really opportunity for us to take advantage of that growth and fortunately for us, about a year and half ago we found a piece of land that makes a lot of sense for us.”

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