ATLANTA—JLL just won a massive leasing gig inAtlanta. Developers MetLife and PanattoniDevelopment Company named JLL as the leasing agent forLambert Farms Logistics Park, a class A, 447-acreindustrial park being underway in Henry County,GA.

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JLL executive vice president Wit Truitt, seniorvice president Chris Tomasulo, vice presidentRodney Davidson and associate ReedDavis will lead the leasing team. The site is about 25miles south of Downtown Atlanta.

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“The Lambert Farms Logistics Park is perfectly poised to thrivefor years to come,” Truitt says. “Large blocks of class Aindustrial space already are in short supply inmetro Atlanta, and as the economy improves and distributionactivity picks up, the demand for these kinds of properties willonly rise.”

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Panattoni just broke ground on the master-plannedindustrial park's first phase, which will offer a750,000-square-foot spec distribution center on 183 acres. Theindustrial building will feature 36-foot clear heights, parking fortractor-trailers and cars to accommodate both e-commerce andtraditional bulk tenants, and will be built to LEED standards. Thebuilding is scheduled for delivery by July 2015.

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“The industry should definitely keep an eye on the e-commercesector,” Bill Waxman, executive vice president of CBRE's GlobalPort Logistics Group, tells GlobeSt.com. “In the larger markets,including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle, we're seeingquick growth in same-day and next-day delivery.”

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Industrial site plans allow the spec buildingto expand to up to close to 1.5 million square feet. Lambert FarmsLogistics Park will be able to accommodate up to 7 million squarefeet of total distribution space and individual buildings up to 2million square feet in size. The industrial park sits on the eastside of the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Road 155.

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“Panattoni has been an active developer in the Southeast withnine projects under construction totaling more than 5.8 millionsquare feet,” says Dayne Pryor, partner atPanattoni. “Nationwide, Panattoni is currently under constructionon 39 projects totaling more than 16.5 million square feet.”

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