Airport Recruiting Land Sale Brokers

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The Indianapolis International Airport has issued a Request for Qualifications for real estate brokers interested in more than 600 acres of land being returned to market. The airport authority plans to make a final selection in June.

February 27, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has released its Request for Qualifications (RFQual) for real estate brokers interested in more than 600 acres of land that IND plans to return to the local market. This RFQual solicits qualifications and information from individuals and firms that wish to be considered as brokers for the land available for sale. RFQuals are due back for review by 2:00 p.m. April 17.

"With this initiative, we hope to further support the local economy by giving businesses, neighbors and economic development groups access to new property," said Michael Wells, IAA board president. "With the level of interest so far, we are expecting a great response from the real estate community."

The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) will release a separate Request for Proposals (RFP) in March for developers interested in the land that will be made available for development, which includes prime properties surrounding the old terminal and also along Washington Street.

"We are committed to serving our community because we understand that this airport is our community’s resource," said Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director.

"New development on airport land will contribute to the property tax rolls, spark economic growth and create jobs and new opportunities for people all across Central Indiana."

More than 600 acres of land will be available for sale.

Anticipated timeline:

Feb. 27, 2015: RFQual released

March 13, 2015: Questions due by noon to

March 27, 2015: Responses to questions issued on Indianapolis Airport's website

April 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (EST): Submittals due

May 18 – 25, 2015: On-site presentations conducted

June 2015: Final selection anticipated

IND occupies nearly 9,000 acres in Hendricks County, Wayne and Decatur townships, and land use has been governed by strategic growth and development practices for decades. The IAA’s land use plan involves divesting, leasing and selling a significant portion of its property to serve the greater community and drive economic growth and job creation in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Multi-jurisdictional collaboration and cooperation will continue to be pursued to encourage and promote development consistent with the key economic drivers of Central Indiana.

Read the full RFQual here:

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus, and it has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.

IND generates an annual economic impact in Central Indiana of more than $4.5 billion without relying on state or local taxes to fund its operations. About 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 138 daily flights to 37 nonstop destinations. Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service. For more information, visit IND’s Facebook page at Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.

Source: Indianapolis Airport Authority