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05 Sep2008

King Indutrial RealtyInc./CORFAC International of Atlanta Announces New Branding Initiative and Appointment of New President, Sim Doughtie

Atlanta, GA (September 5, 2008) King Industrial Realty Inc./CORFAC International Chairman Charles B. King Jr. concurrently announced today the company’s new name and the appointment of new president, Sim Doughtie CCIM, SIOR, MCR, to run the firm’s day-to-day commercial real estate operations.

King Industrial Realty/CORFAC International, a leading commercial real estate service provider in Metro Atlanta with international affiliations, has since 2002 been doing business as King Realty. Founded as King Industrial Realty in 1980 by Mr. King, the company dropped the reference to “industrial” in its name for five yearsand is reinstituting it to more accurately reflect the firm’s core business and brand essence.

“We are focused on representing sellers/owners, tenants, developers and investors with occupancy and disposition of industrial real estate. It’s what we do and have a majority of market share in this product category so “industrial” belongs in our name,” said Mr. King. He added, “It is with pleasure for me to announce the well-deserved appointment of Sim Doughtie as the firm’s president and for him to lead the company into the future.”

Mr. Doughtie has been involved in commercial real estate since 1982, and joined King Industrial Realty Inc. in 1992.  During his career, Mr. Doughtie has established himself as an expert and proven leader in the Atlanta market. He will now extend his leadership from brokerage to all business aspects of King Industrial Realty, which includes branding and bringing the firm’s focus back to its core as Atlanta’s preeminent industrial real estate expert. 

The renaming of the firm to King Industrial Realty Inc./CORFAC International began earlier this year when the company engaged in a strategic planning process to map its future with its affiliated company in Jacksonville, FL. It was determined that the company’s foundation in industrial real estate, with superior market knowledge and broker professionalism, was the cornerstone of the organization and that the name should reflect the expertise. King Industrial Realty of Florida/CORFAC International was also renamed recently as part of the process (from King Commercial Realty of Florida/CORFAC International). Based in Jacksonville, the Florida office of King Industrial Realty opened in 1998.

In 1980, King developed the only known industrial real estate database (PinPoint SM) and since then has been committed to tracking and visually inspecting the industrial market. Today, that market consists of 600 million square feet of space with approximately 25,000 building owners and tenants.

“Our clients and industry partners depend on our data to make intelligent business decisions, and they know they can not get more accurate, comprehensive data of the Metro Atlanta market,” said Mr. Doughtie. “We need to look at expanding our market data to high growth areas, and extend our services to meet the changing commercial real estate needs of our clients.”

About King Industrial Realty, Inc.

Founded in 1980 by Charles B. King Jr., King Industrial Realty, Inc. is built upon superior local knowledge of the Atlanta industrial real estate market, broker professionalism and relationships. With its proprietary database, PinPoint SM,King Industrial Realty, Inc. tracks over 605 million square feet of industrial space in Metro Atlanta. As a result, King is Atlanta’s #1 local industrial real estate expert with global reach. With the area's largest concentration of active industrial agents and collective experience, King Industrial Realty, Inc. has negotiated over 5,243 lease and sale transactions totaling more than 80 million square feet as well as 523 land transactions totaling 4,541 acres since January 1995.  For more information on King Industrial Realty, Inc./CORFAC International, contact the company’s Atlanta, Georgia headquarters at 404.942.2000 or visit their website at .

About CORFAC International

Corporate Facility Advisors - CORFAC International is one of the largest commercial real estate services organizations in the world.  CORFAC is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms serving more than 150 markets in The Americas and internationally through its King Sturge CORFAC International alliance.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, CORFAC selects its firms based on their professional integrity, industry leadership, market coverage and high standards of excellence.  CORFAC boasts one of the highest percentages of brokers with designations in professional associations in the industry.  Last year, CORFAC firms completed 9,594 commercial real estate transactions, encompassing 340 million square feet and valued at $30 billion.  For more information on CORFAC contact 954-923-6160, or visit



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