Developed on 86 acres, JAG built, owned and managed more than 1,250,000 square feet of office and warehouse space located within one mile of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the 3rd busiest airport in the nation. J.A. Green served over 100 clients, ranging in size from a small one-room office to more than 130,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. JAG's customers enjoyed premium access to major highways and to DFW Airport for faster and more efficient transportation of freight.
The J.A. Green team operated as their own general contractor, leasing agent and building manager, and cultivated direct relationships with customers, creating one line of communication for requests ranging from routine maintenance of their facility to adding more space in order to accommodate a client’s evolving business needs. No other landlord in the area provided such a detailed level of service and commitment to their customers.
The properties featured many innovative amenities such as a unique exterior wall design that would re-direct the impact of a truck to the foundation rather than the concrete wall. This new and cutting edge design saved the buildings tremendous wear and tear over the years, keeping the buildings looking and functioning as new. Other special features include: cross docking capability, more doors per square foot of rentable area, column-less warehouse areas, oversized dock doors, 30’ high ceilings, 200’ wide truck courts and 2nd floor mezzanine offices. All of these features allowed JAG's customers to move more freight per rentable square foot than any other facility in the area.
As a developer, JAG specializes in solving problems and creating value. Management searches for well-located airport adjacent sites, even those that other developers are unwilling or unable to take on. In Houston, JAG developed 100 acres of land located ¼ mile from the entrance to IAH airport. The property was prone to flooding, did not have access to utilities and had an oil pipeline that bisected the property. Management worked cooperatively with City staff and engineers to solve the utility and flooding problems. Management also negotiated an agreement with the pipeline owner to have it relocated, which maximized the use of the land. Within eight years, JAG successfully developed the property with over 900,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and 35 acres of improved “shovel ready” land.
This international gateway is the 6th busiest airport in the United States. The company started developing warehouse space in this market back when the airport was still known as Idlewild and air cargo was still in its infancy. As the industry grew so did the company, adding one building at a time, lot by lot. Odd lot configurations and the need to combine many small city lots into larger ones to provide a large enough building footprint necessary for modern air freight facilities were only some of the challenges the JAG team faced. Even the ground conditions were challenging with much of the land area located in swamp-like conditions, necessitating piles to support the building foundations. Over time, the JAG team worked closely with clients to stay current with the ever-changing nature of the air cargo industry and developed newer and more efficient buildings to help move freight faster. At a time when the world had barely heard about air cargo, J.A. Green Development Corp. helped to build an industry.
More importantly, Jack Green was a visionary and saw the need for more and more warehouse space to accommodate this growing industry. JAG built, owned and managed over 1.5 million square feet of office and warehouse space, helping to make JFK International Airport one of the leading cargo airports in the country.
In 2007, JAG was engaged by its long-time client, Forward Air, Inc. (FWRD), to develop a state of the art office/warehouse and data center adjacent to DFW airport in Irving, Texas. The build-to-suit cross dock building contained over 200,000 square feet of warehouse space and 30,000 square feet of office space including the primary data center for the entire company. The 30 acres property was located within the 100 year flood plain and was considered “unbuildable” by many. The $30+ million project was completed in 2009 and was nominated by the Dallas Business Journal as one the most creative deals of the year due to the complexity of the development.
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