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ATLANTA-Philips Lighting Co., the North American arm of Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics, has renewed its lease for 156,021 sf at 4875 North Westpark Dr. and leased an additional 71,347 sf in the neighboring building. The facilities are for Philips’ distribution process. The leases bring both buildings to full occupancy.

Locally based-M.D. Hodges developed the 3.1-million-sf Westpark business complex that encompasses 39 buildings in the Fulton industrial area and continues to own 37 of them. The Hodges-owned buildings at Westpark are 86%-occupied.

The Philips’ leases are for three years. Hodges would not disclose the rental rate, but area brokers familiar with Westpark estimate the rental at approximately $4 per sf.

Access to the interstate highway system was a factor in Philips’ decision to stay and expand in Westpark, according to a printed statement by Phillip Hight of Hodges, who represented the owner in the transaction. Philips has been a Hodges’ tenant since 1983. Morando Berrettini of Aurora, IL-based Berco Realty represented Philips.

In a separate transaction, Chattanooga, TN-based Medical Management Professionals has leased 7,200 sf at 1640 Airport Rd. at Barrett Distribution Center, a 1.2-million-sf property in Cobb County that Hodges purchased less than two months ago. Hight represented the owner. MMP is in the medical billing business.

Meanwhile, Indianapolis, IN-based Heritage Crystal Clean leases 25,838 sf for five years at 5100 Tulane Dr. in Atlanta Gateway Park, another Hodges’ property. The tenant is a parts-cleaning and environmental-services-management company. Parn Chantha of the Atlanta office of CB Richard Ellis represented Heritage. John Tugman of Hodges spoke for the owner.

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