Robots are Changing the Way Warehouses are Designed and Built: Here’s How

As robots continue to establish a presence on the warehouse floor, this will significantly impact how these warehouses are both designed and built. More automation via robots will require economies of scale, which will impact the demand for warehouse space. Here is how robots are impacting the industrial warehouse market.   Warehouses Will Scale Down Space within warehouses will need to be utilized more intensively, which will result in the warehouses becoming smaller. As robots […]

How to Choose the Best Location for Your Industrial Property Investment

Everyone knows that in real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location’, but what else? When it comes to commercial property investments, there are a lot of other factors that go into play that makes one location better than another. Should you choose to purchase industrial property, you have to decide whether or not to locate in your headquarter city or to move your operations to a more economically attractive city.   The Best Location Depends on […]

Are Global Investors Looking to Add Industrial Real Estate to their Portfolios?

According to the 2018 Global Real Estate Outlook compiled by PwC and ULI, investors all around the world are adding industrial assets to their portfolios. Why is that and is it a good decision considering the global volatility brewing?   Why global investors Are Interested in Industrial Real Estate Multifamily, office, retail, they are all facing some challenges right now. Prices in many primary cities for housing are reaching pre-recession levels. Office is seeing a […]

Is Industrial Space Going Vertical?

Inventory space is going vertical as property parcels get smaller and more expensive. For years now the industrial market has been flying high thanks to global e-commerce. We’re now approaching near full occupancy with a shrinking inventory of industrial supply coupled with ongoing high demand for those assets; which is causing pricing to begin ticking up dramatically. In other words, fulfillment centers are housing more and more inventory to meet rising demands leading them to […]

Industrial Cold Storage: 5 Things to Know

Amazon’s growth into grocery is transforming industrial cold storage from a niche CRE market into a necessary link in grocery supply chains. According to the numbers, millennials will affect overall online grocery sales with some predicting that within seven years, 70% of people will buy their groceries online. A rising tide of new online grocers as well as traditional grocers is getting into same day delivery in order to meet that demand – increasing the […]

Should Traditional Distribution and E-Fulfillment Live in One Building?

If you live in the U.S., there is an Amazon warehouse less than 20 miles from you, according to L2, Inc. E-commerce made warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers “sexy” again. The cloud and wireless technology has transformed clunky cement buildings into data centers and now, ULI (Urban Land Institute) puts warehouses and fulfillment centers at the top of their Emerging Trends Report for 2018. However, while vacancy rates have been well below average for […]

Industrial Properties See New Light

The Industrial Revolution truly revolutionized the United States, completely changing the face of the nation. With it, came large scale industrial buildings and warehouses — many of which would eventually become empty, vacated properties. Fast forward a couple hundred years, and whole the processes in those buildings have certainly changed, the buildings themselves are still pretty similar. Industrial spaces are still big and expansive, often making them difficult or nearly impossible for another business to […]