- Assembling Success in the U.S.
Now more than ever, manufacturing companies are competing with the efficiency of their production and supply chains. While yesterday’s strategy was to build and adjacently consume products, the global focus has shifted to how cheaply, quickly, and responsively companies can
- Industrial Evolution
Industrial parks are the destination of choice for industrial property tenants and investors alike. The benefits of being located in or investing in a master planned park now outweigh those of stand alone sites for many. "Our preference is always
- Industrial Strength
Listen to Steve Poole's podcastfor more insights on the industrial market's recovery. Like all investment property types, industrial real estate is attempting to hold its own through the economic recession. These three articles examine the highlights and lowlights of this
- Industrial Wakes Up
Gently shaken by improving fundamentals, the once slumbering industrial sector has begun to stir. Investment activity and user sales increased approximately 35 percent and 50 percent respectively from 1Q09 to 1Q10, reports Cushman & Wakefield. Though the sector seems to
- Industrial Shifts Gears
Although double digit vacancy rates are common in many markets across the country, industrial properties continue to be one of the more stable commercial real estate market segments. Less status conscious than office, not as quickly affected by new trends
- Industrial Insights: A Regional Roundup
In the July August 2010 feature story “Industrial Wakes Up,” CCIMs discuss the sector’s slumbering performance and impending awakening. The following roundup of regional industrial markets in the U.S. gives voice to the valuable insights that could not be included
- Second-Generation Space
With more than 140 million square feet of industrial space in the construction pipeline this year, according to Grubb & Ellis, industrial users have no shortage of new properties to consider. While national credit tenants are paying top dollar for
Perhaps no other real estate sector reflects the ebb and flow — and convergence — between new economy dot com companies and traditional old economy providers and suppliers than warehouse and flex space. Warehouses traditionally were reserved for use by
- Moving the Goods
"America is a nation of distributors," says Brian P. Hayes, CCIM, senior director of national accounts at Opus National LLC, in Rosemont, Ill. "The macro trend driving warehouse spec development is the greater distribution of consumer goods." Even macro does
- Carrying the Cargo
Bringing cargo through the Suez Canal to the East Coast may seem like the long way, but much of the U.S. logistics development today is an end run around the growing congestion at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.
- Warehouses Think Big
If you asked a commercial real estate industry outsider to describe a warehouse, most likely he would answer "cramped, dark, and dusty." In today's industrial market, that reply is far from the truth. New warehouses are mammoth concrete structures through
- Industrial Rebirth
Reminders of another era, the vacant warehouses and factories that still dot urban landscapes across the country are dwindling. However, rather than falling prey to the wrecking ball, these properties are inspiring creative redevelopment. For instance, a long abandoned cotton
- Industrial Appetite
Industrial brokers across the country have something in common these days. They are busy again. A steady demand for space and a hot investment market are driving transaction activity across the board, ranging from land and building sales to leasing
- Industrial Rides High
Industrial is outperforming other property types for vacancies and rent growth, and the latest forecast from ULI remains positive.
- Modern Logistics
The Great Recession jolted real estate markets, which are still feeling the aftershocks. While the industrial real estate market is seeing strong signs of recovery, to understand today’s investing environment, we must look at the changes since 2008. Post Crash
- Industrial Stacks Up
It didn’t take long for Jeff Castell, CCIM, SIOR, to find a buyer for his client’s 704,000 square foot distribution center in Franklin, Ind., earlier this year. A principal at Cassidy Turley in Indianapolis, Castell knew the property’s 32 foot
- L.A. Industrial
The competition for industrial space in the submarkets surrounding Los Angeles is aggressive, and the battle by investors is heating up. While L.A. submarkets have always attracted both local and global industrial investment dollars, commercial real estate investors are now
- Industrial Revs Up
A broad-based recovery gains momentum.
Despite some hiccups in the industrial market earlier in the year - due in part to labor disputes at key California ports - the sector is back on track and moving full steam ahead.
Continued improvement in the economy has lifted all property types, and indust