"What we're doing is taking the design we've built for our specbuildings in seven different cities and are replicating it inOklahoma City," says Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of Dallas-based KDC.The 12-acre project in Quail Springs Business Park, situated at theintersection of Quail Springs Parkway and Quail Pointe Drive, willdeliver in late 2009.

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Van Amburgh tells GlobeSt.com that KDC was up againstcompetition from "four or five" other developers for thebuild-to-suit, which is being built for AAA's providerin the West and Midwest. Along with what Van Amburgh terms an"aggressive proposal," KDC showed the Intellicenter design to ACAMember Services' team and took them on a tour of one in Houston. "Thatone is 100% leased to Travelers Insurance. Once they took the tour,they felt comfortable that the building would meet their needs," hesays. "It was one of my goals to do a nice corporate building inOklahoma City and it's great we finally have the opportunity to dothat."

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KDC's Intellicenter, most often spec office space, areLEED-certified designs with under-floor air distribution, naturallighting and other sustainable qualities. The Intellicenterbuildings also feature a higher parking ratio of 5.5:1,000 sf.

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KDC's Intellicenter buildings in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston are100% leased. The developer recently finished an Intellicenterproject in Riverside, CA and is on schedule to complete another onein Tampa. The under-construction Intellicenter in Charlotte, NC is100% preleased to Daimler Trucks North America.

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Van Amburgh says a second speculative Intellicenter building isplanned for Houston beside the one at 4650 Westway Park Blvd."We've already had a lot of tenant interest in that, though we'renot close to breaking ground yet," he adds.

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