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water capacity of up to 7 million gallons
daily. "We basically built this building to
check every box," Talt says. "It's a typically
built Majestic building in order to be able
to put itself in position to answer to and hit
any and all requirements [for companies]
that may be looking for space."
Commerce Construction Co., a fully
owned subsidiary of Majestic Realty, is acting as the general contractor on the project.
Commerce Construction's offices are located
only a few doors down from Majestic Realty,
which Talt says results in strong collaboration between the two sides of the company.
The proximity enables constant contact,
and the development team understands the
construction group's schedule targets.
Further, having construction services
in-house means there is no waiting for
feedback on design changes. "To have the
close relationship and being able to continually update each other is a huge benefit,"
Talt explains.
By handling the construction aspects
of each job, Majestic ensures consistency

across all of its properties. Consistency,
in turn, creates better relationships with
tenants, Talt says. If a major retailer leases a
Majestic Realty-owned distribution center
in one region and wants to expand to
another, they can have confidence Majestic
Realty can provide another facility to match
quality and features in the new market.
Such projects have become almost
routine to Majestic Realty, which has been
building industrial facilities since 1948.
The most significant difference tends to be
in how a region's weather impacts the construction timetable. Talt likens Wisconsin's
cold winters to Colorado's: little work can be
done when the ground is permafrost so construction schedules are somewhat compacted. Local subcontractors are handling all the
actual construction work, from grading to
steel erection and concrete pouring.
While Majestic Realty is in the homestretch on construction, it continues to seek
the most suitable tenants for the building.
The facility is being marketed to both single
users and as a multi-tenant space.

Staking a Claim
The 425,000-square-foot building is only
the first phase of the Badger Logistics Center
project. Majestic Realty is also planning a
second, 740,000-square-foot warehouse
for the site. Talt says the larger facility will
have similar attributes to its smaller sibling,
such as 36-foot clear heights, trucks and
trailer parking, and full circulation around
the structure. Those details could change
as Commerce Construction finalizes the
second building's design. Talt says construction could break ground in March or April,
finishing before the end of 2017.
The Badger Logistics Center is more than
just another facility in Majestic Realty's
portfolio; it is a stepping stone for the company's growth in the Midwest. The company
will continue to look at other Midwestern
metropolitan areas such as Columbus, Ohio,
Indianapolis, Minneapolis and St. Louis as it
plans future projects.
"We're planting our flag here and we're
continuing to look at various opportunities
in the market," Talt says.

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