EastGroup Purchases $6.4 Million Parcel in Gilbert for Industrial Park

Developer to Break Ground on Phase I of Four-Building Project in April

Phoenix, Ariz. – EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP) has purchased 23.6 acres of land near Germann and Gilbert roads for $6,411,286.00.  The real estate investment trust plans a four-building, two phase industrial park called Gilbert Crossroads Business Park on the property and will break ground in April.

“This was a unique transaction involving rezoning and division of a larger parcel,” says Paul Sieczkowski, senior executive vice president with Colliers International in Arizona.  “The original 42 acres was divided with the back portion being rezoned for multifamily and this frontage acreage rezoned for industrial.  The rezoning stipulated immediate development and EastGroup is poised to break ground in early second quarter.” 

Sieczkowski, Rob Martensen and Phil Breidenbach of Colliers International in Arizona negotiated the land sale.  EastGroup Properties, Inc. purchased the land from the Rockefeller Group. 

The parcel is located just east of the southeast corner of Germann and Gilbert roads.

The first phase of the project will be construction of a 58,000-square foot building and an 82,000-square foot structure.  Both buildings are speculative development and available for lease. Martensen, Sieczkowski and Justin Sieczkowski serve as exclusive leasing agents for the new project.

Gilbert Crossroads Business Park is situated approximately 3/4 of a mile from a full diamond interchange at the Loop 202 freeway and Gilbert Road.  A new full diamond interchange is planned less than a mile from the property at the Loop 202 freeway and Lindsay Road. The rapidly growing area is located within close proximity to more than 1.2 million square feet of retail amenities and is surrounded by residential neighborhoods occupied by highly educated workers.

EastGroup Properties, Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focused on development, acquisition and operation of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio currently includes approximately 41.3 million square feet.

The Rockefeller Group is a leading developer, owner and investor in real estate that is best known for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development. Formed in 1928, the company has developed premier properties world.

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $25 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors. 

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row. 

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with significant equity ownership and a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years. 

Colliers International in Arizona has served clients locally and globally for more than 35 years.

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