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ROMEOVILLE, IL-ProLogis, headquartered in Denver, is buying a 650,000-sf industrial building at 860 Crossroads Pkwy. The sales price is nearly $25.4 million, sources say. The seller was Duke Realty, headquartered in Indianapolis.

The distribution center was recently constructed and is still vacant, says Doug Kiersey, SVP and Midwest regional director for ProLogis. “It was just finished right at the end of the year,” he says. The facility has four drive-in doors and 76 exterior docks, which are expandable to 152 docks. “The building is constructed so it would be flexible enough to accommodate four customers,” Kiersey says, adding that it will likely have one to two tenants. The facility will be marketed to consumer products companies, third-party logistics providers and manufacturers with large distribution needs. The asking lease rate is $3.50 per sf.

ProLogis was interested in acquiring the facility to expand its portfolio in the I-55 corridor, Kiersey says. “We have a very significant presence, not only in Chicago, but also in the I-55 submarket. This builds on that platform,” he says.

There is not a lot of land that can accommodate distribution facilities larger than 500,000 sf, which made the newly constructed building particularly attractive, he says. “One of the things that attracted us to this building is its size,” Kiersey says. “The submarket has become very land constrained.”

The building is near the Weber Road interchange for Interstate 55, in the 4.5-million-sf ProLogis Park 55. ProLogis owns 30 buildings with more than 9.3 million sf in the I-55 submarket, including six buildings, with a total of 3.1 million sf, in ProLogis Park 55, which was originally developed by ProLogis, Kiersey says. Companies located in the park include Gillette and APL Logistics.

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