November 23, 2020
ATLANTA – CRG, the real estate development and investment arm of Chicago-based Clayco, continues its successful growth in the Southeast Region through the addition of Joseph Ralph as Development Manager.
The firm currently has six active projects across Georgia and South Carolina with others in development in Alabama and Texas. In his role, based in Atlanta, Ralph will support site selection and analysis as well as planning, design and construction activities for ground-up and value-add industrial assets.
“Over the past year, we’ve significantly expanded our industrial portfolio across the region, and we need people like Joey to help keep pace with the demand we’ve seen across the Southeast,” said Mike Demperio, Executive Vice President, Partner and Southeast Region lead for CRG. “The sector is running on rocket fuel right now. We’ve been extremely active, and this hire allows us to keep pace with the market.”
CRG recently completed the sale of a 1,002,150 square-foot warehouse within The Cubes at Bridgeport industrial park in Coweta County, Georgia. Demperio also led the success disposition of The Cubes at Inland 85, a 1,318,680 build-to-suit, e-commerce facility in Duncan, South Carolina. The firm’s regional work also includes The Cubes at Interstate Centre in Savannah, Georgia and The Cubes at Inland Woods in Duncan.
“As our footprint grows across the Southeast, we will continue to hire the best talent to support our clients and exceed their expectations,” said Shawn Clark, President of CRG. “Mike has had unparalleled success, and we will continue to build on that and strategically target best-in-class locations across the region.”
CRG currently has a $3 billion active pipeline of investor opportunities across priority U.S. logistics markets and is currently focused is on the development of next generation logistics facilities to satisfy the surging demand caused by the global pandemic.
“This was an amazing opportunity to join one of the most innovative and successful developers in the country,” Ralph said. “CRG’s integrated platform connects development, design and construction in a way that is truly unique in our industry, so I’m very excited to get started.”
Ralph spent two years with Reeves Young in Altanta, rising from Assistant Superintendent to Superintendent. He was previously with JE Dunn Construction for six years and the United States Army Corps of Engineers for three. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Georgia Southern and a Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
CRG, who was named a 2020 Industrial Influencers by GlobeSt.com, is a privately held real estate development firm that has developed more than 8,500 acres of land and delivered over 197 million square feet of commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily assets exceeding $12 billion in value. CRG, headquartered in St. Louis, leverages a powerful North American platform with local market expertise and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Southern California and Philadelphia. CRG’s philosophy of developing for the future and anticipating the enhanced needs of next generation users led to the creation of its industrial brand, The Cubes, and its multifamily brand, Chapter. For more information, visit CRG’s website at www.realcrg.com.
About The Cubes
The Cubes is a North American industrial brand owned and developed by CRG. The Cubes represents CRG’s philosophy of developing for the future and anticipating the enhanced needs of tomorrow’s modern industrial user. The Cubes are designed with an emphasis on sustainability, and implement state-of-the-art specifications, including maximum clear heights, dock doors and trailer storage to keep pace with the shift to consumer-centric logistic strategies. The Cubes are located on strategic sites that take into consideration both logistics and labor supply, always with the end user in mind.