Industrial Parks

Plainfield logistics firm to move to new HQ

June 20, 2014
Mason King
Plainfield-based Hanzo Logistics plans to move about a half-mile north to a new $17 million headquarters and distribution facility, expected to be complete in September.
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Wal-Mart to open e-commerce center in Plainfield

June 19, 2014
 IBJ Staff
The giant retailer said it will build a 1.2.-million-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment facility in the AllPoints Midwest industrial park that will employ up to 303 workers by 2016.
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Chicago firm enters local industrial market with two big deals

April 15, 2014
Scott Olson
CrossLake Partners spent more than $40 million to buy 21 buildings spread between the northwest-side industrial parks of Corporate Center North and Park 100.
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IEDC urging government bets on spec-buildingRestricted Content

April 12, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is encouraging local governments to help finance speculative industrial buildings, which could land new businesses but could put at risk hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars.
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New Jersey firm pays $30.2M for Plainfield warehouse

February 20, 2014
Chambers Street Properties purchased the 622,440-square-foot distribution center completed early last year. Hartz Pet Products occupies the entire space.
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Cassidy Turley offers upbeat outlook on local real estate

January 16, 2014
Scott Olson
The city's largest real estate brokerage predicts that 2014 will mark the first year the economy feels like it's actually recovering, as all sectors of the commercial real estate market continue to improve.
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Activity at AmeriPlex gaining steam

December 10, 2013
Scott Olson
The west-side industrial park, one of the city's largest, is experiencing robust construction activity that includes more than just distribution centers.
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Summit partners seek tax break for $14M distribution facility

November 4, 2013
They plan to spend $14 million to build the 542,000-square-foot warehouse on 33 acres on the city's west side. One condition of the tax abatement is finding a user that would create at least 50 jobs by 2018.
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Startup bakery seeking tax breaks on $78M project

November 4, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Dallas-based Specialty Bakery LLC plans to build a 226,778-square-foot production and distribution facility in southwest Indianapolis that would create 241 jobs by 2018.
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Chicago firm building spec warehouse in Plainfield

October 10, 2013
HSA Commercial Inc. plans to break ground later this month on the 220,000-square-foot building in the Gateway Business Park near Columbia Road and Ronald Reagan Parkway.
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Transportation, warehousing catch tailwindRestricted Content

September 28, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indiana’s transportation and warehousing industry employs more people now than before the recession, and observers think its growth will continue to outpace the nation’s.
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Former Thomson site may be ripe for developmentRestricted Content

September 21, 2013
Scott Olson
The vacant 49-acre Sherman Park business complex might finally be redeveloped now that the owner has exited bankruptcy and demolition has started on its main building.
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Former Thomson site may finally be ripe for redevelopment

September 17, 2013
Scott Olson
The vacant Sherman Park business complex on the east side has been taken from a private developer in a bankruptcy reorganization, and several parcels of the 49-acre property are listed in the county's annual tax sale.
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Denver firm snaps up Greenwood property for $15.7 million

August 27, 2013
The acquisition of the 450,000-square-foot distribution center is another sign of the improved health of the Indianapolis area's industrial market.
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Mammoth distribution center sold to California firm

August 26, 2013
Mason King
A real estate firm with growing holdings in the Indianapolis area has purchased a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution building in the AmeriPlex at Indianapolis business park.
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Developer poised to build 900,000 square feet of industrial space

August 7, 2013
Scott Olson
The two buildings, one totaling 475,000 square feet and the other 450,000 square feet, are set to be built on 52 acres in Plainfield that Opus has owned since 2008.
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Car parts maker expands in Hancock County

July 19, 2013
Mason King
A 250,000-square-foot distribution center that sat empty since the recession has finally nailed down a tenant—a Canadian firm relocating operations from nearby Knightstown.
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Developer poised to build 900,000 square feet of industrial space

July 10, 2013
Scott Olson
The two buildings, one totaling 475,000 square feet and the other 450,000 square feet, are set to be built on 52 acres in Plainfield that Opus has owned since 2008.
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Incentives draw industrial developer to AmeriPlex

June 18, 2013
Scott Olson
A city tax abatement has led Atlanta-based Industrial Developments International to build a 794,608-square-foot speculative building in AmeriPlex and to plan construction of another, 460,000-square-foot building there.
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Local REITs charge ahead of pack in bull market

March 27, 2013
Scott Olson
Indiana real estate investment trusts are hitting new highs while outpacing the bull market and their peers in the usually hardy and suddenly hot sector.
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Ambrose snags large industrial deal

February 26, 2013
Tom Harton
Ambrose Property Group will break ground next month on its first industrial project, a 545,010-square-foot national distribution center for Gordmans Inc.
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Retailer plans 250-worker Hendricks County warehouse

January 17, 2013
Gordmans, an apparel and home decor retailer, said it will spend $37.5 million to construct and equip a 545,000-square-foot distribution center in Clayton.
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Railcar shipments making a comeback in IndianaRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
Scott Olson
High diesel prices are turning companies to trains.
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City leads Midwest in speculative industrial development

November 27, 2012
Tom Harton
Indianapolis has more speculative industrial space under construction than any other market in the Midwest as developers try to capitalize on about four million square feet of tenant interest in the market.
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Ambrose jumping into Plainfield industrial market

September 18, 2012
Tom Harton
Fast-growing Ambrose Property Group plans to develop a $12 million warehouse building on a site in Plainfield that it acquired last month from the FDIC.
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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