ProLogis Takes Distribution Centers in Italy, France, U.K.

ProLogis European Properties Fund II has acquired four, fully leased distribution centers comprising more than 1.1 million square feet at locations in France, Italy and the United Kingdom for approximately $106 million, it has reported. Calling the acquisitions “strategic,” Simon Nelson, senior vice president of European fund management and acquisitions, noted that they would further expand the Prologis platform in Europe.The fund has acquired the following facilities: — A 327,000-square-foot distribution center at ProLogis Park Coventry in the United Kingdom. This facility was developed by ProLogis and later sold to a third-party by ProLogis European Properties in 2003; it is currently leased to Terex, a global manufacturer of heavy equipment for a variety of industries, including construction, shipping and transportation;–A 308,000-square-foot distribution center located 35 kilometers northwest of downtown Paris, France. The facility is leased to two customers: Staci, a well-known French logistics provider and Lancel, a leading French distributor of leather goods and handbags;–A 276,000-square-foot (25,700-square-meter) distribution center located 50 kilometers south of Milan, Italy. The building, which is adjacent to a facility currently owned by ProLogis European Properties, is leased to Italian third-party logistics provider Valtidone Immobiliare; and,–A 215,000-square-foot (20,000-square-meter) distribution center located along the Francilienne ring road (N104), 45 kilometers southeast of Paris. The facility is leased to Le Grande Recre, a leading European retailer of toys and products for children.ProLogis European Properties Fund II’s portfolio currently consists of 118 buildings totaling 30 million square feet in 11 European countries.