Lincoln Property Company Southeast has closed two major industrial leases in South Atlanta to start 2012. Haas Group International Inc. has leased 113,104 square feet at Westridge Logistics Center in McDonough, Ga, bringing the facility to a 75 percent occupancy rate. Denton Shamburger, vice president of industrial leasing for Lincoln, represented the landlord, Morgan Stanley, in the transaction, while John Lancaster of NAI Robert Lynn represented the tenant, which provides environmentally compliant chemical-management services for a diverse global client base. Haas has 44 distribution centers in 22 countries.
Shamburger also represented Morgan Stanley in Chick-fil-A’s lease of 37,141 square feet at Airport West Distribution Center in Atlanta. The restaurant chain, which was already leasing 103,178 square feet at the center on Buffington Road near Chick-fil-A’s headquarters, quickly leased space that became available due to an early lease termination. With Chick-fil-A’s expansion, Airport West remains 100 percent occupied.
“We are proud of our team’s work in securing these noteworthy leases,” said Tony Bartlett, senior vice president of Lincoln Property Company Southeast. “They represent some early ‘green shoots’ of growth in our South Atlanta industrial market and are further examples of our ability to deliver leasing results to our clients.”