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dm-Opus_Corporate-Woods-Industrial (3) Power Distributors will use this Ankeny facility to reach customers throughout the Midwest.

DES MOINES, IA—Everyone who follows the US industrial market knows it has been setting records for absorption and new construction. But what they might not know is that the robust demand is firing up the markets in smaller secondary cities as well as the big distribution regions. The Opus Group has recently launched several class A industrial facilities in Des Moines, for example, and has quickly found tenants to occupy the spaces.

This week the Minneapolis-based developer leased the majority of the space at its first building at the new Corporate Woods Industrial Park in Ankeny, IA, a Des Moines suburb. Columbus-based Power Distributors will lease nearly 70% of the 208,000-square-foot speculative industrial warehouse.

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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.

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