LAWRENCEVILLE, GA—French firm Skipper Logisticshas established its first US location in this Atlanta suburb.

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The company leased 66,150 square feet of industrial space at 753Winer Industrial Way. The deal was announced by brokerage firmCBRE Group. David Nixon, seniorvice president, and Chad Burd, first vicepresident, from CBRE Atlanta, represented Skipper Logistics, a40-year old company with eight locations in France. LavistaAssociates represented the building owner in thetransaction.

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“Skipper Logistics decided it was time for a U.S. counterpartlocation,” Nixon says. “They wanted a location in which they wouldhave the ability to service an existing client and leverage theirinternational capabilities for other French oriented clients.Skipper anticipates the Atlanta and United States markets toprovide an accelerated growth base. Lawrenceville was the ideallocation for their flagship American location, as Lawrencevilleoffers excellent access to all of Metro Atlanta, and two-dayservice to most of the United States.

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Nixon and Burd also represented an unnamed supply chainmanagement company in a 378,733-square-foot lease withPattillo Industrial Real Estate at 874 ThomasParkway in Jackson, Ga. The facility is a 141,000-square-footbuilding currently under construction. The tenant is an East Coastmedical products distribution firm.

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John Jordan

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