HILLWOOD ACQUIRES 602,500 SQUARE-FOOT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING AT KEY DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN PENNSYVLANIA
Real Estate Developer Eyes Growth in Pennsylvania through New Acquisition
CARLISLE, PA (June 22, 2010) — Hillwood Investment Properties announced today that it has acquired a 602,500 square-foot industrial building at Key Distribution Center in Carlisle, Pa. Hillwood currently owns a number of commercial properties throughout Pennsylvania. This acquisition will further solidify its presence in the market and contribute to the company’s growth in the area.
“With the challenges of the current economy, Hillwood is focused on identifying the right investment and growth opportunities,” said Gary Frederick, Senior Vice President with Hillwood Investment Properties. “We are pleased to acquire a state-of-the-art distribution facility that will expand our presence and commercial activities in central Pennsylvania. The building is available for immediate occupancy and we will be aggressively marketing it to prospective tenants.”
The Class A industrial property is located at 1700 Ritner Highway, also known as U.S. Highway 11, in Carlisle. Constructed in 2007, the facility resides on a 46.3-acre site conveniently located between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-81, which are major distribution routes through Pennsylvania serving a number of large population centers in the northeastern United States. Approximately 100 million consumers reside within an eight-hour drive of Key Distribution Center in Carlisle.
Hillwood acquired the property from a joint venture between Higgins Development Partners and Pritzker Realty Group, both based in Chicago, Ill. Michael Bartolacci, Gerald Bower, and Jerry Moore of The Garibaldi Group helped negotiate the transaction.
Despite tough economic conditions, Hillwood continues to seek strategic acquisition opportunities across the nation.
“This purchase reflects Hillwood’s commitment to making strategic decisions that not only make good business sense, but good sense for our local communities.” Frederick added. “Our latest investment in Pennsylvania represents the type of acquisitions and growth on which Hillwood will continue to focus.”
Hillwood, a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate investors and developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company’s developments currently house facilities for 65 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. In addition to AllianceCalifornia, Hillwood is best known for its development of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas project, located 15 miles northwest of DFW Airport, and the $420-million American Airlines Center and the Victory district near downtown Dallas. For additional information about the company, please visit www.hillwood.com.