CenterPoint began its industrial real estate operations in 1984 as Capital and Regional Properties Corporation, the U.S. investment vehicle for Capital and Regional plc, a property company traded on the London Stock Exchange since 1986. CenterPoint completed its U.S. initial public offering in December 1993 after consolidating its operations with, and acquiring the properties controlled by, FCLS Investors Group, a Chicago-based industrial development company with 30 years of local experience.
After 12 years as a public industrial real estate company, CenterPoint was acquired by CalEast Global Logistics in March 2006. CalEast is a leading investor in logistics warehouses and related real estate whose members include the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and GI Partners, a leading private investment firm focused on asset-backed businesses and properties.
Today, CenterPoint is a leader in the development, redevelopment, acquisition and management of logistically advantaged industrial real estate and transportation infrastructure. With a portfolio spread throughout strategic port-centric and logistically advantaged markets in the continental U.S., CenterPoint helps enhance business and government supply chain efficiency. The Company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes.