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Sep.Oct.16

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Industrial Roars Ahead

Efficient distribution networks mirror explosive growth in e-commerce.

It is no surprise that the demand for industrial space in warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment centers has been soaring along with the explosive growth occurring in e-commerce.

Online sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $523 billion in 2020 - up 56 percent from the $335 billion in 2015, according to a report by Forrester Research Inc. Amid that backdrop, e-commerce users also are proving to have a big impact offline in the industrial real estate market. They have been gobbling up huge blocks of space, fueling new construction, and attracting more institutional and global investors to the market.

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Full Tank

Cultural changes are shifting the industry’s business models.

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Global Boom

More CCIMs cultivate relationships with global clients to buy U.S. properties.

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Mitigating Risks

Sidestep the pitfalls of redeveloping brownfields for retail sites.

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Realigning Profits

How brokers and their clients can profit by realigning the commission structure

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Thriving Amid Change

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Mutually Beneficial

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The Rainmaker

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Changing of the Guard

Family-run firms make the leap to institutional fundraising.

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Back to Basics

Strong growth in the secondary markets is a hallmark of the new economy.

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Taking Charge

Owners can avoid pitfalls in tenant leasing.

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Servicing Startups

Commercial real estate brokers can capitalize on a growing market by understanding its unique needs and challenges.

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Market Trends

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Regional Outlook

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International Beat

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Deal Makers

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Merger Maestro

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