Uline to consolidate distribution operations and establish its Southeast distribution hub at the state-of-the-art facility

Atlanta, June 12, 2017 – Ackerman & Co., in a joint-venture with The Yates Group and JAC Real Estate Investments, LLC., announced today it has pre-leased Braselton Logistics Center, a 1,000,821-square-foot bulk distribution facility, in its entirety to Uline Inc., North America’s leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Uline has signed a 10-year lease with Ackerman and will combine the operations of two nearby distribution facilities in Gwinnett County into the state-of-the-art facility, which will serve as its Southeast U.S. logistics hub.

Located in Braselton, Ga., northeast of downtown Atlanta, Braselton Logistics Center will house Uline’s administrative offices as well as storage and distribution space. Uline is scheduled to move into the facility in the first quarter of 2018. Construction will be completed in late 2017.

“This lease represents a milestone for our company since it gives us the opportunity to establish a consolidated Southeast distribution center in Braselton that will meet the long-term distribution requirements of our growing business,” said Duke Uihlein, vice president of Distribution at Uline. “We’re glad to be able to benefit the local economy by employing 450 workers at Braselton Logistics Center and expect to employ up to 600 workers at the facility within the next few years.”

Uline currently occupies 498,627 square feet in Duluth and 183,320 square feet in Buford.

“Uline is a highly successful company, with a reputation of investing in its workforce and in its community,” said Jackson County Commission Chairman Tom Crow. “We are excited to welcome Uline to Jackson County.”

Brett Buckner of Ackerman & Co., Todd Yates of the Yates Group, and Julian Brown of Transwestern represented the landlord in the lease transaction. Dave Desper and Blaine Kelley of CBRE represented Uline.

“Braselton Logistics Center is one of the few million-square-foot distribution centers available in metro Atlanta. It holds the distinction of being one of the first, and maybe the first, 40-foot clear spec warehouses built in the southeast. we’re very pleased to provide Uline with a high-quality space that will accommodate their ongoing growth,” said Buckner, senior vice president at Ackerman & Co. “This long-term lease is a very satisfying culmination to a project that began with the assemblage of two parcels and the use of creative planning to position this large bulk facility on a challenging site with multiple grades.”

The cross-dock facility’s advanced design features include extra-high 40-foot clear heights, Ductilcrete warehouse floor slab, a white TPO roof with skylights, LED high-efficiency lighting, and parking space for 521 trailers and 639 cars. The facility’s office space will also be customized to Uline’s specifications.

Braselton Logistics Center is situated in Atlanta’s Northeast industrial submarket, one of the largest and most strategically positioned industrial hubs in the Southeast. Interstate 85, the region’s major north-east highway, is accessible via two equidistant diamond interchanges 1.5 miles away from the facility. The diverse mix of tenants surrounding Braselton Logistics Center includes Mizuno, Hitachi, Whole Foods Markets, Havertys, Carters and Kichler.


– About Ackerman & Co. –

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired nearly 35 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has more than 7 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion.

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– About Uline –

Recognizing a local need for a shipping supply distributor, Liz and Dick Uihlein started Uline from their basement in 1980, offering the H-101 carton sizer (still offered today). Uline is now North America’s leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. To meet customer needs, product lines have expanded to include retail, safety, material handling, industrial and packaging materials. Uline’s 700+ page catalog reaches businesses nationwide, offering thousands of products with quick delivery. With over 5,000 North American employees, Uline has distribution centers near Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Allentown, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; and Seattle, WA. There are also locations in Mexicali and Monterrey Mexico and near Toronto and Edmonton Canada. For more information, visit


– About The Yates Group–

The Yates Group focuses on office and industrial build-to-suit as well as speculative development throughout the Southeastern United States. The company has been involved in the development of 53 office, office service and industrial buildings totaling more than 7,000,000 square feet with a value in excess of $870,000,000. For more information, visit