Broe Real Estate Group (BREG) has won NAIOP’s 2022 Industrial Development of the Year. NAIOP selected Broe Real Estate Group’s 386,000-square-foot build-to-suit project for The Home Depot for its best-in-class design, operational excellence, and innovative transportation solution.
At the heart of the facility’s efficiency is a custom-designed freight rail service solution provided by the Great Western Railway of Colorado, which is owned and operated by The Broe Group’s railroad affiliate, OmniTRAX. With rail connectivity to Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads, the project’s seamless design of internal and external rail enables optimized freight movement within the facility and provides direct connections to the nationwide Class I rail network.
“This project epitomizes the complex supply chain solutions required to successfully meet the dynamic needs of our industrial clients that seek total supply chain optimization,” said BREG CEO Douglas Wells. “This award is the result of a combined effort from a very large team of project partners committed to demonstrating the collective benefits possible when rail and real estate are paired together during supply chain design.”
The newly constructed flatbead rail-served distribution center designed by Atlanta-based MacGregor Associates Architects and Redland Consulting Group, and built by Catamount Constructors, is a state-of-the-art, multi-modal logistics facility designed and constructed to maximize operational and cost efficiency. Located within The Broe Group’s Access 25 Logistics Park, adjacent to Colorado’s iconic Interstate 25, the distribution center is strategically positioned within the fastest-growing county in Colorado – immediately north of metro Denver.
Rail-served real estate continues to demonstrate operational efficiency for BREG clients across the industry. By incorporating freight railroad services directly into project design, Broe Real Estate Group has dramatically lowered transportation costs and carbon footprints while increasing transportation safety. With the average rail car moving four truckloads of freight, truck traffic congestion on public highways is greatly reduced while reducing transportation emissions.
The award-winning Home Depot rail-served flatbed distribution center became operational in November 2022.