Brown Warehouse Company Enlists Opus for Build-to-Suit Logistics Center North of Des Moines

Planning for growth and serving more clients and with a short timeline, Brown Warehouse Company enlisted Opus to develop, design and construct a build-to-suit logistics center. The Iowa-based, full-service provider of truck leasing, contract maintenance and logistics services consolidated three locations into the building, which Opus customized to meet the company's specific needs for operational efficiency.

When Brown approached Opus, Swanwood Logistics Center​ was fully-entitled; Opus' integrated design-build team was able to quickly pivot the plans to meet Brown's specific needs. The integrated team's ability to quickly provide alternatives to Brown allowed for timely decision making and pushed the schedule along, allowing for on-time completion.

The 277,006-square-foot project is in Swanwood Logistics Center in Ankeny, Iowa, a rapidly-expanding northern suburb of Des Moines. Swanwood offers easy access and visibility to I-35. The build-to-suit building features:

  • 192 vehicle parking stalls
  • 38 dock doors
  • 2 drive-in doors
The project was delivered two weeks ahead of schedule in April 2022.​