REIT lays groundwork for more East End warehouse space

A Pennsylvania REIT is thirsty for more industrial space in eastern Henrico.

Liberty Property Trust last week purchased 95 acres at 5800 Technology Blvd., where it plans to build a new warehouse and office building of about 200,000 square feet.

Renderings included in development plans the company filed with Henrico County list Associated Distributors, a large alcoholic beverage distributor, as the planned tenant for the property. Those plans were approved by the county in May.

Liberty’s acquisition of the 95 acres closed Aug. 4 for $1.5 million. The seller was an entity called Elko II LLC, which had owned a share of the property since at least 2007.

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