News Article | 4/6/2009

Alliance Logistics Hub sees more activity

North Fort Worth’s Alliance Global Logistics Hub will add a nearly 300,000-square-foot tenant in the coming months as Alliance Brokers Inc., an affiliate of Trans-Trade, moves into the newly finished Alliance Westport 20 building.

Alliance Brokers leased 292,500 square feet in the Heavy-Load Container Area to consolidate its employees currently in 64,000 square feet at 105,000 square feet at Alliance Global.

“This new facility provides Alliance Brokers with a distinct advantage in handling heavy-load containers for companies in this region,” said Tony Creme, vice president of Hillwood Properties, the creators of AllianaceTexas.

The Alliance Global Logistics Hub is part of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development, which houses 200 companies, 29 million square feet and 28,000 employees. In addition to the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, the development includes the Monterra Village apartment home community, Alliance Town Center, the corporate campuses and golf courses of Circle T Ranch, and the Heritage and Saratoga residential communities. More than 60 companies at AllianceTexas are ranked on the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private Firms.

Located at the southwest corner of Intermodal Parkway and Farm to Market 156, the 562,500-square-foot Alliance Westport 20 building was completed at the end of 2008 as speculative space. It is part of a package of five speculative buildings totaling 1.8 million square feet that Hillwood completed at the Alliance Global Logistics Hub between 2007 and 2008.

The new Alliance Heavy-Load Container Area is located near the sprawling Burlington Northern Santa Fe Intermodal Facility with a recently established private road connecting the two sites. In a company release, Hillwood Properties President Mike Berry said the road provides a more cost effective way for companies to transport heavy loads.

“An outstanding team has come together to create one of the most comprehensive inland port heavy-load container centers in the country,” Berry said. “Alliance Brokers, the city of Fort Worth, Alliance Operating Services, BNSF Railway and Hillwood have combined to provide all of the services necessary to provide customers with a more efficient and cost effective way to transport heavy loads, including tile, paper, bottled drinks and agricultural products, such as grain and cotton.”