Duke Realty starts construction on new distribution facility in California


US-based real estate investment trust Duke Realty has commenced construction on its new 1,203,449ft2 distribution facility in Southern California.

The new facility at 728 West Rider Street is the company’s eighth site in the Inland Empire East submarket of Southern California.

It will comprise 40’ clear height, level floors, 241 dock doors, 344 trailer stalls, 442 automobile parking spaces and four grade-level loading doors.

Located on a 55.2-acre site in Perris, the new facility will have easy access to the I-215 freeway and other major interstates.

Duke Realty Southern California operations senior vice president Nancy Shultz said: “Over the past eight years, Duke Realty has continued to grow its Southern California footprint with more than $1 billion in development starts - much of it accommodating tenants’ needs for large blocks of new distribution space.

“We currently have more than 14.8 million square feet of space in Southern California, another 3.1 million square feet in our development pipeline and a planned approach to future opportunities for expansion.”

Being constructed to LEED Silver standards, the new distribution facility is expected to be completed in summer next year.

Duke Realty west and central regions executive vice president Chris Burns said: “More of our clients are looking for modern, efficient distribution facilities with highly desirable proximity and convenience to major trucking thoroughfares.

“About one-third of Duke Realty’s leasing and development activity across the country is e-commerce related and, as the country continues to see significant increases in online retail transactions due to the pandemic, Duke Realty is projecting demand for even more ecommerce distribution space in tier one markets like Southern California.”

The company owns and maintains an interest in or has under development nearly 159 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 major US logistics markets.


Rendering of the new facility at 728 West Rider Street in Perris, California. (Credit: Duke Realty.)  

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