Press Release

JLL Income Property Trust Acquires Class A Industrial Asset in Atlanta

January 4, 2018 — Atlanta

JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed, daily valued perpetual life REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX), today announced the acquisition of Mason Mill Distribution Center, a newly-constructed 340,000 square-foot Class A industrial property in Atlanta’s northeast submarket located in Buford, Georgia. The property is fully leased to a publicly traded global pharmaceutical distribution company through 2027. The tenant invested heavily in the property, a mission-critical facility servicing the southeast region. The purchase price was approximately $31 million.

Atlanta is the largest economy in the Southeast U.S. and the region’s hub for finance, commerce, communications, transportation, education, and cultural activity. Atlanta has earned the reputation for being one of the most business-friendly cities in the U.S., with more than 75% of Fortune 1000 firms having operations in the metro area and 15 of the Fortune 500 companies choosing Atlanta for their headquarters. The population of Atlanta is expected to grow by an average of 2.1% annually over the next five years, according to, indicating the current growth rate among industrial tenants attracted to the local consumer base should continue.

The northeast submarket where Mason Mill Distribution Center is located is Atlanta’s largest and has historically been the favorite of institutional investors and tenants. The close proximity to the Golden Triangle executive housing, access to skilled labor, and the immediate interstate infrastructure provides an ideal location for higher employee count operations required by large, multinational tenants. This area has higher barriers to entry due to topography, few available developable land sites, and the increased resistance by municipalities to permit industrial development, which is curtailing new starts compared to other adjacent submarkets.

“We are pleased to add this high-quality industrial property to our portfolio as we increase exposure to core assets in high-barrier-to-entry markets,” said Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust. “The fundamental tailwinds benefitting the industrial real estate sector are numerous, and we expect to continue to capture upside associated with this trend as long as it continues. This investment brings our aggregate industrial allocation to nearly $560 million and nearly six million square feet, representing 23 percent of the value of the overall JLL Income Property Trust portfolio.”

Mason Mill Distribution Center is a state-of-the-art distribution facility with best-in-class features, including 32-foot ceiling height, ESFR sprinklers, LED lighting, a cross-dock design, 100% air conditioned, and also features 376 parking spots.

About JLL Income Property Trust, Inc., Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX)

JLL Income Property Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX), is a daily NAV REIT that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of high quality, income-producing apartment, industrial, grocery-anchored retail, healthcare and office properties located in the United States. JLL Income Property Trust expects to further diversify its real estate portfolio over time, including on a global basis.

About LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. a member of the JLL group and advisor to JLL Income Property Trust, is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers with approximately $86.6 billion equity and debt investments under management (as of Q3 2023). LaSalle’s diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. LaSalle is a wholly-owned, operationally independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (NYSE: JLL), one of the world’s largest real estate companies. For more information please visit

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