SOURCE: Duke Realty Corporation

Duke Realty Corporation

June 16, 2010 16:01 ET

Duke Realty Corporation Announces Acquisition of Joint Venture Partner's Interest in Industrial Portfolio

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), through its operating partnership, Duke Realty Limited Partnership ("DRLP"), announced today that it has agreed in principle to purchase its joint venture partner's 50 percent interest in Dugan Realty, L.L.C. ("Dugan") for $298.2 million, including the assumption of debt. DRLP previously owned a 50 percent interest in Dugan.

Dugan owns 106 industrial buildings totaling 20.8 million square feet and 62.6 net acres of undeveloped land located in Midwest and Southeast markets. The portfolio was 85.3 percent leased as of March 31, 2010. Dugan has a $195.4 million secured loan due in October 2010 and a $87.6 million secured loan due in October 2012. Upon completion of this acquisition, DRLP indirectly or directly will own 100 percent of Dugan's assets and be obligated for 100 percent of Dugan's liabilities.

"We are pleased to announce the acquisition of quality industrial assets from our Dugan Realty joint venture," said Dennis D. Oklak, chairman and chief executive officer. "The ownership of industrial assets is consistent with our asset strategy." 

About Duke Realty Corporation

Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates more than 134 million rentable square feet of industrial and office, including medical office, space in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke is available at

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