Deloitte research highlights various drivers for slowing industrial real estate growth rates

While the e-commerce-driven supply chain has been paced by steady consumer activity, as evidenced with an expected 15% sales growth rate for 2019, research recently issued by Deloitte indicates that industrial real estate growth, for spaces like warehouses, distribution centers, and flex spaces may not keep pace. The reason for this, explained Deloitte, is the firm’s expectation that market oversupply, heightened competition, rising interest rates and growing cost of capital will send industrial real estate on a downward growth path....

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Availability of U.S. industrial and logistics & estate rises after 34 months of declines, says CBRE

Research issued this week by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE pointed to a mild uptick in the second quarter availability rate for United States industrial real estate, snapping what the firm called a historic run of consecutive quarters of declining availability at 34, its longest stretch going back to when it first started tracking this data in 1998. Source: logistics Mgmt

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JLL research highlights connection between gains in e-commerce and industrial clear heights

Research recently issued by Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL shows a clear connection between increases in clear heights, which is commonly viewed as the amount of feet measured from the floor to bottom of a lowest hanging ceiling object, and e-commerce activity going back to the Dot Com boom early in the 21st century. Source: logistics Mgmt

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CBRE report highlights emerging trend of retail to industrial/logistics space conversion

Slowly but surely, a conversion from vacant retail properties to industrial retail space appears to be under way. That is the word from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. In a report, entitled “Trading Places: Retail Properties Converted to Industrial Use,” which was published this week, CBRE explained the main driver for this is due largely to shifting consumer preferences for e-commerce and in-store omnichannel platforms. Source: logistics Mgmt

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JLL takes a deep dive into key components of future warehousing

The increase in sophisticated technologies and attributes needed to help meet growing e-commerce demand and warehouse throughput continues to rise, with no signs of slowing down, according to a research report issued this week by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL. The report, entitled “Warehouse of the Future: 9 attributes that are redefining industrial properties today,” observes how as industrial vacancies continue to fall alongside rising operating costs and shrinking availabilities of prime land parcels, the continued growth of e-commerce,...

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