FORT WORTH-Chain Links Services LP will consolidate itscorporate headquarters and warehouse operations under one room atRailhead Industrial Park.

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The company, which distributes commercial cooking and foodequipment, inked a five-year lease for 128,400 square feet inRailhead IV. Currently, Chain Link’s corporate office is located at8101 Boat Club Rd. and its warehouse is situated at 1901 WindsorPlace.

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Chain Links, which does business as In Step Foodservice,searched for nearly four months for a consolidation site, accordingto Karen Simon, executive vice president and managing partner ofBradford Commercial Real Estate Services in Dallas. She representedChain Links in its search for new space, while George Curry ofJones Lang LaSalle represented the landlord, Zephyr Rail IndustrialL.P.

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Simon tells GlobeSt.com that Chain Links focused its search onthe North Fort Worth submarket and even considered acquiring abuilding. "They were focused on being in the North Fort Worthmarket because it is the most convenient location for theiremployees,” she adds.

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The company ended up with four viable options for itsheadquarters and warehouse. The 428,400-square-foot building at4675 Railhead Rd. was the only one where Chain Links could combineits corporate offices and warehouse into one location because ofthe space layout, Simon says. Moreover, Railhead IV also offers 16dock-high doors and one oversized ramp door.

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Completed in 2008, Railhead IV sits on 30.2 acres within the633-acre Railhead Industrial Park. The single-story structurefeatures 66 dock doors and 30-foot clear height. The location isunderwritten by Triple Freeport and Foreign Trade Zone taxincentives.

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Chain Links has hired architect Carlos Fernandez of Fort Worthto design the corporate headquarters space, which will occupy11,500 square feet. Finish-out construction has begun on thefirst-generation space, and the four-year-old company plans to moveinto its new space before the end of the year.

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Simon says Chain Links received a “substantial” tenantimprovement package including mechanical levelers for four dockdoors, as well as some free rent. She declined to specify exactlyhow much, however.

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