OHL Inks Huge Lease in North Carolina

Global 3PL opens new state of the art distribution operation in Statesville.

OHL Inks Huge Lease in North Carolina
Statesville, NC, January 28, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Brentwood, TN- based ProVenture, a leading provider of corporate real estate advisory and consulting services, announced Wednesday that its client OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) has leased 471,000 SF in Statesville, NC. The building, owned by Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE: LXP), is being vacated by La-Z-Boy, Inc. who has occupied the entire 639,000 SF distribution center since 2005. OHL plans on taking occupancy in the first quarter of 2010. A bright spot given the state of the regional economy, the transaction marks the largest new lease in the Charlotte region in 2009 according to CoStar, the nation’s leading real estate research firm.

“OHL currently has a Global Freight Management & Logistics division office in Charlotte, but this deal marks the first location for OHL’s Contract Logistics division in the Charlotte area,” says Jeb Atkinson of ProVenture’s Logistics Practice Group, who handled the site selection, location analysis, and negotiated the lease on behalf of OHL. Ted Haley with Charlotte-based Lincoln Harris brokered the deal on behalf of the landlord. This particular site search that ProVenture conducted for OHL included several midwest and mid-atlantic markets before being narrowed down to the Charlotte region.

ProVenture manages OHL’s 32 million square foot portfolio of distribution centers worldwide and handles their global site selection. In 2009 alone, ProVenture represented OHL in more than 10 million square feet of distribution center transactions.

About ProVenture:

ProVenture is a national corporate real estate advisory firm based in Brentwood, TN. Founded in 1997, the company has managed site selection, corporate real estate and construction projects totally nearly 75 million square feet in over 120 locations across North America. ProVenture’s Logistics Practice Group specializes in distribution network optimization, site selection, real estate negotiation and project advisory for the supply chain industry. www.proventure.com

About OHL:

Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import and export consulting services. With three business units—Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics and North America Transportation—OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries. For more information about OHL, please call (877) 401-6400 or visit online at www.ohl.com.
Jeb Atkinson