DUKE, CBRE REALTY TRUST FORM $800 MILLION JOINT VENTURE
INDIANAPOLIS AND PRINCETON, N.J. — Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp. and Princeton-based CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust have entered into a joint venture that will acquire up to $800 million in industrial properties over the next 3 years. The joint venture will focus on newly developed, build-to-suit, bulk industrial projects. It has targeted six properties, totaling 5.2 million square feet and valued at approximately $250 million, for acquisition this year. The venture will acquire additional Duke build-to-suit, bulk industrial properties over the next 3 years as the projects are completed. Duke will receive asset management, property management, construction management, development and leasing fees in connection with services provided. The venture plans to hold onto the properties as long-term investments.