The New Jersey office of Duke Realty Corporation recently broke ground on a 26-acre site for a build-to-suit freezer facility for FreezPak Logistics (FreezPak). FreezPak has signed a long-term lease on the planned 267,575-square-foot development at 2 Paddock Street in Woodbridge Township.

Duke Realty is constructing approximately 209,500 square feet of freezer space, a 45,760-square-foot cool dock and another 12,000 square feet of office space within the state-of-the-art development. 

The facility is being built to LEED certification standards. 

The construction plan includes 67 feet of clear height in the freezer and 30 feet in the cool dock, 34 dock doors, 70 trailer spaces and 167 automobile parking spaces. The development site is strategically located near the New Jersey Turnpike, just minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, the ports of New York and New Jersey and New York City.

“Over the past several years, Duke Realty has continued to invest in growing our New Jersey footprint with strategically-located, highly-desirable developments,” said Art Makris, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s northeast region. “As most U.S. food distribution is managed by third-party logistics companies before reaching consumers, demand for temperature-controlled storage and distribution facilities is growing and Duke Realty is ready to help meet that demand with the modern, high-quality facilities we are known for.”

“FreezPak is happy to have the opportunity to leverage the many advantages that our new state-of-the-art, customized distribution facility will offer,” said Dave Saoud, Co-CEO of FreezPak. Mike Saoud, Co-CEO of FreezPak added, “FreezPak is going to new heights with the power of automation.”

Rosen, Duke Realty leasing representative in New Jersey and David Gheriani, William Waxman, Mindy Lissner and Kevin Dudley with CBRE represented Duke Realty in this transaction.