Commercial Development News - Amazon Single Largest Warehouse Tenant

Feb 2018

Amazon Single Largest Warehouse Tenant has signed a sub-lease for the entire 1,008,000 square foot Logistics Center II building at DFW Airport for a fulfillment center.  Amazon is also currently leasing 1,053,000 square feet in Logistics Center I, 428,000 square feet in DPF Trade Center I in International Commerce Park and 60,000 square feet at East Air Cargo.  All leases combined total over 2,500,000 square feet of warehouse / distribution space at DFW Airport, making Amazon the single largest warehouse tenant at the Airport.  “Domestically, DFW’s cargo volume has increased by more than 15 percent year-to-date, largely due to the unprecedented growth of e-commerce. The successes of companies like Amazon indicate that this trend is more than likely to continue particularly given DFW’s geographic advantages,” said Milton De La Paz, Vice President of Airline Relations at DFW Airport.   

Logistics Center II will be the ninth fulfillment center opened in Texas by the company.  Amazon has started hiring for hundreds of employees to work at the new location that will ship many of the larger non-sortable items such as televisions, furniture and electronics. Smaller locations at DFW ship items like books, small electronics, DVD’s and jewelry.  Recently, Amazon also started offering Amazon Prime Pantry, which enables customers to order dry grocery merchandise with same-day delivery.  Amazon utilizes air capacity through a variety of partnerships to transport packages.  Currently, they fly three cargo flights per day to DFW, but as Amazon continues to grow and meet demands for on-time delivery, flights are expected to increase in the near future.  “At DFW Airport we are constantly looking for ways to work with businesses to expand our connectivity to the world.  Amazon is experiencing tremendous growth which was an important connection for us to help create huge opportunities for economic strength to the Dallas/Fort Worth region,” said John Terrell, Vice President of Commercial Development at DFW Airport.

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