Construction Begins on New Facility for DB Schenker

Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners Break Ground on 150,000 BTS Facility for DB Schenker at Kenswick AirFreight & LogisticsCentre

HOUSTON, TX – September 3, 2014 Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers and investors, and joint venture partner Clarion Partners, a leading U.S. real estate investment manager, announce they have broken ground on a new facility for DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading providers of transportation and logistics solutions. DB Schenker signed a lease for the entire office/warehouse building totaling 150,000 SF, with a lay down area in excess of three acres. The building will be located in Kenswick AirFreight & LogisticsCentre, a multi-phase industrial business park developed by Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners near Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

"As a leader in the logistics and transportation industry, DB Schenker is delighted about the development of this best in class facility,” says Malcolm Heath, Schenker, Inc. CEO. “The new facility will provide DB Schenker the space necessary to house our growing staff of exceptional logistics professionals while meeting the needs of the Oil & Gas, Project and Technology industries for many years to come."

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide a world class facility for DB Schenker at Kenswick AirFreight & LogisticsCentre,” said Jeremy Garner, a Principal with Trammell Crow Company’s Houston office. “The park is ideally located for global logistics companies due its proximity to Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and access to major highways.”

The building includes 26,500 square feet of office space and 123,500 square feet of warehouse space with the ability to expand by approximately 25,000 square feet. The project is situated on a 13-acre parcel and features over three acres of outside storage, 28’ clear height, ESFR sprinkler system, and 130’-210’ deep truck courts. The site provides convenient access to US 59, Beltway 8, FM 1960, and the IAH CargoCenter. Munson Kennedy Partnership was hired to design the project and Rosenberger Construction is the general contractor.

Kenswick AirFreight & LogisticsCentre is one of several projects under a national industrial development program Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners have established that is focused on the development of new Class A, industrial buildings in targeted markets throughout the U.S. 

Glynn Mireles, First Vice President, and David Albert, Senior Vice President, with CBRE represented DB Schenker in the lease transaction. 

About Clarion Partners
Clarion Partners has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for 32 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm has offices in major markets throughout the U.S., in São Paulo, Brazil and London, England, as well as a presence in Mexico. With more than $32 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 200 domestic and international institutional investors. The Firm’s industrial footprint is comprised of more than 99 million square feet across 43 markets across the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.

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About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of June 30, 2014, Trammell Crow Company had $4.8 billion of projects in process and $1.9 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development, or providing incentive-based fee development services.

Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). For more information visit

About DB Schenker
DB Schenker’s global enterprise has annual sales of 19 billion euros, with 94,600 employees and 2,000 offices around the world. DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services, offering land operations, air and ocean freight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source. DB Schenker is the Transport and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn.