American Home Mortgage Servicing Leases 76,075 SF at Liberty Property Trust's Butler Plaza in Jacksonville, FL
(JACKSONVILLE, FL) - In the largest Jacksonville, FL industrial lease since the banking industry turmoil began a month ago, American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. of Irving, TX has leased 76,075 square feet at the newly-constructed, 100-percent leased Butler Plaza III, a LEED-registered building.
Michael Heise, vice president and city manager of Liberty Property Trust's Jacksonville office, announced the multi-million-dollar deal today. AHMS plans to occupy the space by the end of the year.
"Liberty is committed to the fundamental principles of high performance development, and to lease more than 98 percent of our building to a similarly like-minded company that values the importance of environmentally-friendly design and build is very satisfying," says Heise. The building is at 4875 Belfort Road.
Jim Davis, executive vice president and manager of American Home Mortgage Servicing's Jacksonville office, says "the site gives us flexibility and the design is particularly appealing, not only from a comfort level but from a sustainability perspective, as well."
Liberty officially opened the 80,000-square foot building in July. The Malvern, PA-based development company has recently moved its Jacksonville headquarters to the brand new state-of-the-art building. Liberty built-out its corporate office space to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold CI (Commercial Interiors) certification.
Liberty has registered the building with the USGBC for LEED Silver certification marking the company's second sustainable development project in Jacksonville.