January 30, 2023

A new business park in Mesquite has landed a major tenant and created more than 200 jobs.

Illinois-based RJW Logistics Group occupies nearly 600,000 square feet in the new Alcott Logistics Station industrial project on East Scyene Road.

The national logistics company is the first major company to land in the $130 million Alcott Logistics Station, a project by Urban Logistics Realty.

The new fulfillment center will expand RJW Logistics’ total distribution space to nearly 6 million square feet.

“Establishing an operations center in Dallas supports our ability to more effectively meet the needs of our existing customer base and onboard new consumer goods suppliers in a growing region,” RJW Logistics CEO Kevin Williamson said in a statement. “Central warehousing is a game changer for suppliers.

“They win by reducing costs and inventory while increasing efficiencies and improving scorecard performance,” he said. “We use sophisticated data and technology systems to determine which of our two regional hubs is most beneficial and cost-effective for the supplier.”

The company currently serves its customers from nine consolidation warehouses in the central US

RJW provides transportation and warehousing services to major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Aldi, Kroger, Amazon and Walgreens.

The new Mesquite operations will employ approximately 225 people.

Urban Logistics plans to ship more than 36 million boxes per year from the new distribution center, which will serve 200 of its customers.

John Hendricks, Trevor Atkins and Kacy Jones of CBRE Group negotiated the Mesquite Building lease with Melissa Holland and Dominic Carbonari with Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Alcott Logistics Station is Urban Logistics Realty’s second major Mesquite project and one of the largest in the city. More than 2 million square feet of warehousing and shipping facilities are planned as part of the project.

Urban Logistics Realty also built Urban District 30 Industrial Park, a 980,000-square-foot, five-building industrial development off Interstate 30 in Mesquite. The developer sold the first phase of the project to New York investor KKR.

Mesquite has been one of the fastest growing warehouse markets in North Texas as developers have migrated east of Dallas to find new industrial buildings.

Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s fastest growing industrial market with more than 80 million square feet of buildings on the way.

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