A new Mesquite business park has landed a major tenant, bringing more than 200 jobs.
Illinois-based RJW Logistics Group is taking almost 600,000-square-feet of space in the new Alcott Logistics Station industrial project on East Scyene Road.
The national logistics company is the first big business to land in the $130 million Alcott Logistics Station, a project of Urban Logistics Realty.
The new shipping hub will expand RJW Logistics’ distribution footprint to almost 6 million total square feet.
“Establishing an operational hub in Dallas supports our ability to more effectively meet the needs of our existing customer base and onboard new consumer packaged goods suppliers in a growing region,” Kevin Williamson, RJW Logistics’ CEO, said in a statement. “Centralized warehousing is a game changer for suppliers.
“They win by reducing costs and inventory hold, while gaining efficiencies and improving scorecard performance,” he said. “We use sophisticated data and technology systems to determine which of our two regional hubs is most advantageous and cost effective for the supplier.”
The company currently serves its customers from nine consolidation warehouses in the central U.S.
RJW provides transportation and warehousing services for major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Aldi, Kroger, Amazon and Walgreens.
The new Mesquite operations will have about 225 employees.
Urban Logistics plans to ship more than 36 million cases a year out of the new distribution hub which will serve 200 of its clients.
John Hendricks, Trevor Atkins and Kacy Jones at CBRE Group negotiated the Mesquite Building lease with Melissa Holland and Dominic Carbonari with Jones Lang LaSalle.
Alcott Logistics Station is Urban Logistics Realty’s second major Mesquite project and one of the largest in the city. More than 2 million square feet of warehouse and shipping facilities are planned in the project.
Urban Logistics Realty also built the Urban District 30 industrial park, a five-building, 980,000-square-foot industrial project near Interstate 30 in Mesquite. The developer sold the first phase of the project to New York-based investor KKR.
Mesquite has been one of North Texas’ fastest growing warehouse markets as developers have migrated east of Dallas to find new industrial building sites.
Dallas-Fort Worth is the country’s fastest growing industrial market with more than 80 million square feet of buildings on the way.