Houston, Texas

Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners Break Ground On 352,000-Square-Foot Distribution Center in North Houston

February 28, 2020


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Trammell Crow Company (TCC) Houston and its JV partner, Clarion Partners, announce they have broken ground on a 352,303-square-foot state-of-the-art industrial building in Houston, Texas known as Rankin 45 Distribution Center. The project, located at the northeast corner of Rankin Road and I-45, spans 22.5 acres within the North Houston Industrial submarket and will be substantially complete in August 2020.  

Designed by Powers Brown Architecture, the Class A cross-dock industrial building will feature a 32’ clear height, 52’ column spacing, an ESFR sprinkler system, 259 parking spaces, 23 trailer parking spaces, 60’ speed bays, and four drive-up ramps. The speculative project is designed to target medium-to-large sized distribution, fulfillment, e-commerce and light industrial users in Houston.

“The Rankin 45 Distribution Center is one of the best located industrial properties within the North Industrial submarket,” said Jeremy Garner, a principal of TCC’s Houston Business Unit. “The site features approximately 775 feet of frontage along I-45, which is the region’s busiest north-south transit corridor and the primary artery for business traffic between Houston and Dallas. We believe this exposure, coupled with the site’s proximity to Beltway 8, will appeal to a variety of industrial tenants seeking a visible footprint in Houston.”

Rankin Distribution Center is located at 13800 North Freeway, less than two miles from Houston’s Beltway 8 and four miles west of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The site is a 20-minute drive from both Downtown Houston and The Woodlands and is proximate to several popular North Houston neighborhoods. 

A&F General Contractors is the general contractor for the project. Faron Wiley, Senior Vice President, and Joseph Smith, Senior Vice President, with CBRE’s Houston office have been appointed leasing agents for the project.

Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.