INDIANAPOLIS—Walmart has just selectedBrowning/Duke Realty, a joint venture between twoof Indianapolis' largest developers, to build its new e-commercewarehouse and distribution center in Indiana. The partners plan todeliver the 1.2-million-square-foot industrial building to Walmartlater this year. A build-to-suit, it will sit on a 64-acre site inAllPoints Midwest, a bulk industrial campus thatthe companies have begun to develop in suburban Plainfield.

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“We are pleased to be able to meet Walmart's need for afirst-class, built-to-suit facility in a readily accessiblelocation in an accelerated timeline,” said CharliePodell, senior vice president of Duke Realty's Indianaoperations. “Early last year we elected to do preliminary work onthe site and construct a speculative building pad in preparationfor a client with an aggressive timeline. By having this padalready in place, we are well-positioned to meet Walmart'sconstruction schedule for a completed distribution center beforeyear-end 2014.”

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“Our ability to respond quickly with a build-to-suit facilitycoupled with the attributes of AllPoints Midwest were key factorsin Walmart's decision to select Browning/Duke Realty for thisimportant new facility,” said John Hirschman,president and chief executive officer of Browning.

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Located just off I-70 at Ronald Reagan Parkway, AllPointsMidwest also provides quick access to air freight throughIndianapolis International Airport and railservice through CSX Railroad's Avon intermodalyard. AllPoints has 958 acres of land that can provide users withmore than 13.5-million-square-feet of space, making it one of thelargest modern bulk distribution parks in the Indianapolisarea.

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The building will be known as AllPoints Midwest 3 and providemodern features including 40' clear height; 8,000-amp electricalservice; 55' x 53' bay spacing with 55' x 60' spacing at thestaging bays; and LED high-bay warehouse light fixtures. The 650' x1,760' building, which will be expandable by more than200,000-square-feet, will also include 16,500-square-feet of officespace, 100 - 9' x 10' dock doors and one 12' x 14' drive-indoor.

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Walmart was represented by Brian Seitz andKris Bjorson with JLL in thetransaction. Mark Susemichel, senior vicepresident of development and John Cohoat, directorof real estate development with Browning and MarkHosfeld, vice president of leasing, and KateEms, senior leasing representative with Duke Realtyrepresented ownership.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.