NAI CHARTER Leases Space for Harrison Ford / Jackie Robinson Movie “42”

Jeff Jennings, CCIM of NAI Charter Real Estate announces a lease of 25,416 SF and 2.58 acres to Ebbets Productions, LLC. The company will use the leased property at 2001 Crutchfield Street during the filming of the motion picture “42”; which will be based on the life of Jackie Robinson and his heroic accomplishment of breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier.

Legendary Pictures has cast Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford to star in the company’s film based upon history’s most celebrated baseball figure, Jackie Robinson. Boseman will depict the iconic baseball star, paying tribute to the legacy and impact Robinson made.

Ford will star as Branch Rickey, the innovative Major League Baseball executive who is best known for breaking MLB’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to a minor league contract in 1945. Two years later, at the start of the 1947 major league baseball season, Robinson was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers major league baseball team with the help of Rickey. Rickey was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967.

NAI Charter Real Estate Corporation is Chattanooga’s leading commercial and industrial real estate service provider. In 2010 the company completed over $34 million in commercial and industrial transactions. The 39-year old company has a staff of 7 full time brokers, 4 of them holding the SIOR designation and 4 holding the CCIM designation.

NAI Charter is a member of NAI Global. NAI has members in over 350 cities and 40 countries giving NAI Charter the ability to service client’s real estate needs anywhere in the world by providing local knowledge with international reach. NAI Global has an annual commercial and industrial transaction volume of $40 billion dollars and is the world’s largest managed real estate network.