Hemmer collaborating with VanTrust on Louisville-area building

Jeffersonville, Ind. (August 1, 2016) ? Paul Hemmer Company has begun excavating the site that will be home to a 600,000 sq. ft. speculative distribution facility at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Ind. The building, which will be called Gateway 600, is being built as a double-loaded distribution facility, with docks on both sides. It is being built in response to increased demand in the market area.

Currently experiencing a period of rapid growth, River Ridge Commerce Center is a world-class business and manufacturing park with 6,000 prime acres under development in the Midwest’s top-ranked business environment. The Commerce Center is a high-profile location with large parcels of land along the Ohio River and access to major interstate highways. It is close in proximity to the Greater Louisville, Ky. metropolitan area. River Ridge was formerly the site of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant, which manufactured gunpowder during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. (See www.riverridgecc.com)

This is Paul Hemmer Company’s third project with Kansas City-based VanTrust. The companies previously collaborated on a distribution center and tenant finish in Grove City, Oh., and are currently collaborating on the Park 536 project in Independence, Ky.

“We are very pleased to be working with Hemmer again and excited about River Ridge,” said Andy Weeks, executive vice president for VanTrust. “VanTrust has also partnered with Kevin Grove of CBRE for the leasing.”

Construction of Gateway 600 at Jeffersonville is expected to be completed by early 2017.

VanTrust Real Estate, LLC (www.vantrustre.com) is a full service real estate development company with regional focus and national scope. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, it has regional offices in Columbus, Dallas, Phoenix and Jacksonville, Florida.  VanTrust creates real estate assets for internal portfolio holdings, as well as disposition opportunities.  VanTrust offers its clients and capital partners a full spectrum of real estate services, including acquisition, development, asset management, construction management and consulting.  Product types include multifamily, office, industrial, retail, institutional, governmental, hospitality and recreational.

Paul Hemmer Company is a construction management, building services and real estate development firm with a history in the Tri-state dating back to 1921, when it began operation as the John M. Hemmer Construction Company. Reorganized in 1982 as the Paul Hemmer Company, it has since developed for sale and investment more than six million square feet of industrial, commercial and retail property. Specializing in design/build industrial, commercial, and retail construction, Paul Hemmer Company also offers real estate services, including site selection, leasing, sales, and property and asset management. Visit us at: www.PaulHemmer.com. Follow us at: facebook.com/PaulHemmerCompany and on Twitter @PaulHemmerCo.

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