Fortune Commercial Properties Becomes the Official Commercial Realty Company of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
RELEASE: April 17, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Amy Walker
The World Games 2010 Foundation announced that Fortune Commercial Properties, a Lexington-based company, as the Official Commercial Realty Company of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. As part of the partnership, Fortune will provide 10,000 square feet of warehouse space and 6,000 square feet of office space for the World Games 2010 Foundation, as well as a financial contribution in support of the 2010 Games. The space is expected to be used for storage and as a center of operations for the 6,000-person volunteer program.
Fortune Commercial Properties has been constructing class-A offices, showrooms, warehouses and distribution centers since 1983. John Paul Miller is the owner and Amy Mellinger is the property/leasing manager. They have grown to be one of the largest commercial property companies in Kentucky. Fortune Commercial Properties has built, owns and leases over 750,000 square feet to a prestigious list of national and local tenants.
Tenants selected Fortune for their next address: Fifth Third Bank, Graybar Electric, XPEDEX, Tyco Simplex-Grinnell, Fastenal, Omnicare, CED, Wesco International, Champion Windows, KY Lottery, Farmers Bank, Enterprise Rental Car, Jordan-Chiles, Harshaw Trane, Pella Windows, Vascor, Scott-Gross Nalley & Gibson, Ferguson Enterprises, Paul Miller Ford, Okaya, and Kinetic Technologies.
Fortune Commercial Properties is a full-service real estate company, specializing in leasing, sales, development, build-to-suit, design and client representation.
“We are very excited to be working with Fortune Commercial Properties,” stated Terry Johnson, Vice President of External Relations for the World Games 2010 Foundation. “John Paul Miller has been an important business owner in this community for a long time, and this partnership shows incredible support of this event and our community.”
When asked why Fortune Commercial Properties became involved in the 2010 Games, Miller responded, “It starts with our love for horses, Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park. I own a buckskin Quarter horse, an ex-reiner, ‘Drifter,’ and my wife owns a Palomino Missouri Fox Trotter, ‘Sunny.’ She has also been in the Thoroughbred business for 25 years. We’ve ridden on trails in Kentucky, Ireland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Florida, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
“We’ve been to Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, dozens of rodeos, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, grand prix events, Pat Parelli’s in Pagosa Springs, the National Cutting Horse Championships in Ft. Worth, and the National Reining Championships. We have been sponsors of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, High Hope Steeplechase and Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event,” said Miller
“There are a lot of ‘backside’ elements that are critical to the success of an event such as the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, he continued. “So when we talked with Terry Johnson and Jack Kelly, we wanted to do something special to help guarantee the success of the 2010 Games. Fortune Commercial Properties and I are furnishing 6,000 square feet of office space to be used by staff and training for volunteers, along with 10,000 square feet of warehouse space for equipment and storage. We are very proud for Fortune Commercial Properties to be the exclusive commercial real estate sales, leasing and development partner with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.”
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25-October 10, 2010, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and are held every four years. The Games have never before been held outside of Europe; nor have all eight disciplines ever previously been held together at a single site—both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 2010 Games are expected to have