October 25, 2022
Manulife Investment Management announces acquisition of industrial warehouse in Fort Worth, TX
Boston – Manulife Investment Management is pleased to announce the acquisition of Alliance Gateway 11, a 788,160 square foot industrial warehouse located in the NE Tarrant/Alliance submarket of Fort Worth, Texas. The property is 100% leased to a well-known large scale tenant on a long-term lease, occupying the building as an e-commerce fulfillment facility.
The building is strategically located on a 38.2 acre site that is significant to the tenant as there are over 1.67 million people living within a 20-mile radius of the property. In addition, the property is located near the Fort Worth Alliance Airport, BNSF Railway Intermodal Facility, and major thoroughfares, including highway 114, 170, and Interstate 35.
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area is currently the fourth largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, having grown by approximately 24% since 2010. The industrial market has grown by 223 million square feet, or nearly 27%, since the beginning of 2010, while maintaining a stable five or six percent vacancy rate over the same period.
“Our client’s portfolio strategy is to increase its allocation to the industrial sector by acquiring and developing modern, functional warehouse assets,” said Pritesh Patel, CIO, Americas, and head of transactions, Manulife Investment Management. “Alliance Gateway 11 represents an ideal long-term investment for their portfolio.”
Manulife Investment Management develops and manages commercial real estate around the globe as part of its comprehensive private markets’ capabilities. As of March 31, 2022, it managed on behalf of clients over 63 million square feet of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily space strategically located in markets across Canada, the United Stated, and Asia Pacific. The group leverages its global platform and local expertise to provide market-leading solutions for its tenants and deliver results for its investment clients.
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