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Towne Air Freight Signs Lease with Rockefeller Group Development Corporation in Tucson
Logistics Company to Consolidate Operations at Rockefeller Group Distribution Center
PHOENIX, AZ, October 21, 2009– Towne Air Freight (Towne) announced today that the company signed a lease for 17,711 square feet of office and distribution space at Rockefeller Group Distribution Center/Tucson, where the first of three new buildings was completed in May. Towne will consolidate its two existing Tucson locations into the new 113,000-square-foot state-of-the-art distribution building, which will serve as a bonded warehouse.
Towne will use 2,800 square feet of the space for offices. The remaining space will be used to store imported goods for a variety of clients until the goods are inspected and cleared by customs. Towne’s lease on the space includes five loading docks.
“Towne’s move to Rockefeller’s recently constructed distribution facility is an important upgrade in our service offering and will provide our clients in the Tucson area with a desirable, secure, and TSA-certified (US Transportation Security Administration) facility,” said Kim Sheridan-Rohasek, senior vice president for Towne’s Western Region. “The site is perfect for us and our customers because of its proximity to the Tucson Airport and the I-10 and I-19 freeways and will be our main metro-Tucson hub for years to come.”
The Class-A 100%-concrete building is LEED-certified. It can accommodate up to three more tenants needing space between 28,000 and 33,000 square feet. With Towne’s lease, the building is more than 15 percent occupied
Towne Air Freight is a privately held company headquartered in South Bend, IN, providing a wide range of air and ocean freight services as well as expedited and specialized trucking to 61 airport locations across the United States. The company also operates Towne Network Solutions, which manages air freight trucking in North America for airlines and air freight forwarders. For more information, visit www.towneair.com.
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation is headquartered in Manhattan and is a national owner, developer, and manager of prestigious commercial real estate properties. Its developments include corporate headquarters, landmark properties, multi-use urban complexes, warehouse/distribution facilities, suburban business parks, and foreign trade zones. RGDC, with regional offices in Arizona, California, Florida, and New Jersey, is an operating company of The Rockefeller Group, developer of Rockefeller Center in New York City.
For more information, contact Brian Mahoney or Sandra Manley or at (212) 282-2000.