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CenterPoint began its 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 warehouse and related real estate whose members include the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and GI Partners, a leading private investment firm focused on investments in asset-backed businesses and properties.


CenterPoint is the largest owner, manager and developer of industrial real estate in metropolitan Chicago with 21 branded business parks. With our affiliates, we own and manage more than 35 million square feet of customers and have an additional 6,000 acres of land for future development. With a strong franchise in this market, we remain the go to firm for brokers and customers.  While we remain very committed to Chicago, our expertise in intermodal and transportation-related development is leading us to other U.S. markets for similar development opportunities.

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