Creation RE, a fast-growing real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Phoenix, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives announced today a joint venture that will invest $1 billion in industrial, warehouse and logistics real estate projects across four states. The partners will capitalize and develop seven projects, three of which have already closed and four that are in the pipeline, totaling approximately five million square feet in Newark, N.J.; Melville, N.Y.; Islandia, N.Y.; Fort Worth, Texas; and Chandler, Gilbert and Phoenix, Ariz.
“J.P. Morgan is an outstanding investment partner and we have assembled an extremely high-quality portfolio of projects together across the U.S. in a very short period of time,” said Josh Zemon, managing principal of Creation. “Creation has rapidly grown over the past several years with our current investment and development pipeline approaching $4 billion. We are thankful to J.P. Morgan for their partnership and excited to continue our growth together.”Founded in 2018 by David Sellers and Bob Agahi, Creation now has two offices in Phoenix and Dallas with a third launching early next year in New York City. In addition to the logistics pipeline, the design-focused firm is also developing various large-scale, mixed-use projects. “Creation has a demonstrated track record of sourcing and executing on differentiated industrial assets in various markets across the country,” said Alex Bez, vice president, real estate Americas at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “Investing in the right markets with top-tier developers like Creation has been and will continue to be a key part our growth.”