Warehouse facility will be used to distribute donated goods to stores across the North Georgia region and expand the retailer’s e-commerce operations
ATLANTA, GA, July 23, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Ackerman & Co. has completed a long-term, 75,205-square-foot lease with Goodwill of North Georgia at 6550 Best Friend Road in Norcross, Ga., for the non-profit retailer’s new distribution and donation center. The facility will provide expanded space for Goodwill of North Georgia’s distribution operations, e-commerce sales and donation sorting.
Ackerman Retail Executive Vice President Brian Lefkoff and Ackerman & Co. Vice President Chris Miller represented Goodwill of North Georgia in the transaction. Colliers Atlanta Senior Vice President Scott Plomgren and Vice President Harrison Marsteller represented the landlord, Exeter Property Group.
Located between I-285 and I-85 with quick access to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, the warehouse will distribute donated goods to the 67 retail stores across the Goodwill of North Georgia region. The expanded space will allow the retailer to add work stations to grow its e-commerce services while enhancing the efficiency of its donations sorting to provide faster delivery of goods to stores.
“The Ackerman team helped us locate the right place and right size for a distribution center to meet the growing needs of our e-commerce business,” said Michael Pryor, Senior Director of Real Estate & New Business Development for Goodwill of North Georgia. “The space also allows us to bring in donations so we can begin the sorting process, which allows us to get our product out on the floors and to our customers.”
The warehouse facility features 17 docks, 24-foot clear heights, a private truck court with gated access and 82 parking spots.
Established in 1925, Goodwill of North Georgia operates 67 stores and 53 donation centers across 45 counties. In its mission to create job opportunities, it also operates 13 career centers offering job training and placement services. Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., is the exclusive tenant representative for Goodwill of North Georgia, assisting the non-profit retailer in identifying and selecting sites for new stores and donation centers.
About Ackerman & Co.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 4.5 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion. For more information, visit www.ackermanco.com