California developer eyes Cedar Hill business park project

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A California logistics developer that’s backed by one of the world’s largest industrial property firms is working on a new business park in Cedar Hill southwest of Dallas.

Santa Monica-based Modlo Inc. is supported by GLP Capital Partners, which owns $120 billion in warehouse and logistics assets in 17 countries. GLP was found in 2009 as an owner and operator of logistics properties in Japan and China.

Last summer, GLP closed a $2.3 billion fund to invest in U.S. industrial real estate.

Modlo β€” short for Modern Logistics β€” has industrial properties in more than a dozen states. And the property firm has three buildings in Houston. It intends to start construction early this year on its first North Texas project, a two-building industrial park in Cedar Hill.

The Cedar Hill Logistics Center will have almost a half million square feet of distribution space, according to planning documents filed with the state. The first building will be ready at the…

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