"We are proud to have been selected as Pratt & Whitney's partner tasked with building a new home for their 500 Oklahoma City-based employees," said Jaymie Bullard, Development Manager for Seefried's south central region. "It is an exciting project with a tremendous amount of engagement from Pratt & Whitney leadership. Truist Securities has, unsurprisingly, been a natural fit as the Owner/Landlord. This is Seefried/Truist Securities' third Oklahoma City project together in consecutive years, so the trust and continuity is undeniably valuable."
The new facility will act as a hub for depot support for Pratt & Whitney military engines maintained at Tinker Air Force Base and other depot locations, including those for the F-35, C-17, F-22, F-15, F-16, B-52, and E-3 AWACS.
Once complete, the new facility will expand the company's current sustainment capacity in Oklahoma City while consolidating six existing sites into two locations: the new Pratt & Whitney Oklahoma City facility and Tinker Air Force Base's Air Logistics Complex.
The new building will feature modern specifications including tilt-up construction, 40-foot clear heights, concrete truck courts, and a total of 120 potential dock-high doors, six grade-level doors, 515 auto parking stalls (including EV charging spots), and 103 trailer spaces. The design and layout of the property offer efficient ingress and egress to Interstate Highway 240.
Construction of the new facility is slated for completion during the second quarter of 2024.
The general contractor on the project is Layton Construction; Pross Design Group, Inc. is the architect of record; Olsson Engineering is the civil engineer. Seefried would also like to extend thanks to Sean Duffy of Cushman and Wakefield who represented Pratt & Whitney on the transaction along with Keith Kuhlman of The Alliance Oklahoma City who represented the land seller.
Founded in 1984 by Ferdinand Seefried, Seefried Properties is a privately held real estate firm that focuses on the development, leasing, and management of industrial properties across the United States. The firm primarily focuses on development in core industrial markets and build-to-suits with tenants in core and second-tier markets. Seefried leases and manages approximately 25 million square feet for its institutional and European clients and has developed over 200 million square feet of space valued in excess of $18 billion across 100-plus cities. Based in Atlanta, the firm has regional offices in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.