JanPak Inc. has signed a lease for about 84,000 square feet in a previously unoccupied warehouse on the Westside, but it will vacate a total of 90,000 square feet in another nearby industrial park.
JanPak, which distributes cleaning and packaging products for businesses, will move into Building 200 at Crossroads Distribution Center at 6600 Pritchard Road in mid-November, said Mike Janis, vice president of logistics for JanPak.
JanPak is the first tenant in the speculative building built by Atlanta-based Republic Property Co.
Janis said his company currently leases 60,000 square feet and sublets another 30,000 square feet in Westside Industrial Park. The new location will include 8,000 square feet of office space — up from 3,000 square feet in the previous location.
The location and quality of the building were driving forces in the decision, Janis said. He said the majority of the company’s 50 employees live in the Westside area. The Crossroads location also has 32-foot ceilings, which maximizes storage space.
“We wanted a Grade A building,” Janis said. “It’s typical of the buildings that JanPak is going after now.”
Bobby Gatling and Ladson Montgomery of Grubb & Ellis/Phoenix Realty Inc. represented Republic Property in the transaction. Jesse Shimp and Chris Skibinski of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (NYSE: JLL) represented JanPak.