Georgia-Pacific Opens Expansion of $100M Dixie Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY. — Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturer of paper and wood products, has opened a $100 million Dixie manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. Georgia-Pacific began the expansion in 2019. The project included adding an 80,000-square-foot operations building, a new industrial printer and additional plate-forming presses. More than 70 full-time jobs were added due to the expansion, bringing the number of employees at the plant to more than 200. The plant was originally built in 1991. …

Louisville’s Central Location, UPS Presence Make it a Lock for Industrial Users

Louisville is best known for the Kentucky Derby, the premier thoroughbred horse race that has occurred every year in the city since 1875. However, there is another continuous streak that is happening in Louisville, and that is 21 straight quarters of positive net absorption for industrial real estate as of second-quarter 2020. Louisville’s central location within the Southeast and Midwest, which gives area users the ability to reach two-thirds of the U.S. population within a one-day drive, …

Real Estate’s Holding Pattern is No Match for Louisville’s Top-Tier Potential

Much like the rest of the nation, both Louisville-area landlords and tenants are stalling while waiting for the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to become clear. The office market in Louisville has entered a holding pattern of sorts, while tenants evaluate their workspace needs in light of the major shift to remote work. Many are opting to wait and see what the market holds, a stark contrast to the steady development and leasing activity we saw in 2019. Now with investors taking a more …

Yum Brands Reports 8 Percent Revenue Growth in Third Quarter

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Yum Brands reported third-quarter revenue of $1.45 billion, up 8 percent from the same period a year ago. Taco Bell reported the highest positive year-over-year growth, recording $501 million in sales, a 2 percent increase from third-quarter 2019. Pizza Hut’s sales also grew, reaching $243 million, a 1 percent increase. Though KFC recorded the highest company sales total, reaching $583 million for the quarter, it was still a 4 percent decrease from the $609 million total …

NorthMarq Arranges $4.2M Refinancing of Industrial Property in Northern Kentucky

ERLANGER, KY. — NorthMarq has arranged a $4.2 million refinancing loan for Donaldson Road Center I, a two-building, 121,000-square-foot industrial property in Erlanger. An undisclosed life insurance company provided the 10-year loan, which features a 25-year amortization schedule. The facility is located at 1360-1390 Donaldson Road, three miles southeast of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and 11 miles southwest of downtown Cincinnati. The facilities were leased to tenants …

PRG Commercial Arranges $9.3M Sale of Stonybrook South Shopping Center in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY. — PRG Commercial Property Advisors has arranged the $9.3 million sale of Stonybrook South Shopping Center, a 149,000-square-foot retail property in Louisville. At the time of sale, the 14.5-acre center was leased to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Planet Fitness, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes and Burkes Outlet, which opened Sept. 21. Stonybrook South is situated at 3500 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, 13 miles east of downtown Louisville.Fred Sutterlin of PRG Commercial was the …

NAI Isaac Brokers Sale of 29,240 SF Office Building in Lexington, Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY. — NAI Isaac has brokered the sale of a 29,240-square-foot office building formerly leased to American National University in Lexington. Quality Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics company specializing in shipping of fresh, frozen and dried goods, acquired the property for an undisclosed price. The buyer also expects to move into the space by early 2021. The office building is situated at 2376 Sir Barton Way, six miles east of downtown Lexington. Bruce Isaac, Al Isaac and …

Clermont Distilling to Open New Bourbon Distillery Near Louisville

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY. — Clermont Distillery Inc. will open a new bourbon distillery in Shepherdsville. The property will span 55 acres on both sides of Interstate 65, though the distillery will only occupy about 15 acres. The developers, cousins Lee Wilburn and William “Bill” LaRue Weller, are exploring joint venture opportunities to develop hotels and other attractions on the remaining 40 acres. The developers expect to break ground in spring 2021. Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) and …

JLL Arranges $6.2M Sale of New Industrial Facility in Northeast Kentucky

GRAYSON, KY. — JLL has arranged the $6.2 million sale of a new 25,000-square-foot industrial property double-net leased to Flowserve in Grayson. The seller, Houston-based Investment & Development Ventures LLC, delivered the asset as a build-to-suit for the company, which produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services. The facility sits on three acres within EastPark, a 1,000-acre industrial park located approximately 25 …

Ice Cream Maker Dippin’ Dots Opens $3.2M Industrial Facility in Paducah, Kentucky

PADUCAH, KY. — Dippin’ Dots, maker of flash-frozen beaded ice cream, has opened a $3.2 million, 6,000-square-foot industrial facility in Paducah. The property houses 45 employees and will support Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, a division of the company that was launched in 2018 and applies the patented flash-frozen technology to other industries. The building is situated at 3865 Industrial Drive, one mile from Interstate

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