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By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2018
While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
3PL operators and facility owners are benefiting from a rapidly rising rate of product returns, as many retailers outsource reverse logistics operations to cut costs and gain maximum efficiencies.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
As online shopping, or e-commerce, becomes an ever-growing piece of holiday retail sales, so, too, does the commensurate returns, or, reverse logistics, activity. That outlook becomes even more clear, when considering that retailers’ efficiency in limiting and handling returns bought online could be as much as $32 billion in 2017, according to recent research published by industrial real estate firm CBRE.
By Jeff Berman · November 27, 2017
While the development of electric and autonomous vehicles is far from new, industrial real estate firm CBRE explained in recent research that these types of vehicles will have “direct effects” on logistics facilities.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2017
Online sales create instant short-term demand for warehouse and distribution center space, a potential headache for retailers.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2017
CBRE explained that this trend is being paced by online sales essentially creating instant, short-term demand for warehouse and distribution center space, something it also labeled as a potential headache for retailers that want to ensure prompt customer delivery.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2017
Recent data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index continues to highlight the decline of the average availability rate for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers, with the third quarter rate heading down ten basis points to 7.7, its lowest availability rate going back to 2001.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2017
Recent data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index continues to highlight the decline of the average availability rate for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers, with the third quarter rate heading down ten basis points to 7.7, its lowest availability rate going back to 2001.
By Karen E. Thuermner · October 2, 2017
The warehousing and distribution center (DC) market in Western Europe is experiencing one of the highest levels of rental growth ever recorded. Here’s where the action is and what you need to know if you’re expanding your EU operations.
By Jeff Berman · July 31, 2017
Industrial real estate firm CBRE recently announced it has opened its Omnichannel Real Estate practice, which is said is geared towards customers focused on effectively meshing their brick-and-mortar store portfolios with expanding real estate networks for e-commerce distribution and fulfillment.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
The second Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Rents report issued last week by industrial real estate firm CBRE provided a positive, and ongoing, outlook for logistics rents. One of the report’s chief findings was the prime logistics rents in 70 major global markets rose by an average of 2.2% annually during the first quarter of 2017, which the firm said continues a run a “several quarters of growth.”
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
The second Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Rents report issued last week by industrial real estate firm CBRE provided a positive, and ongoing, outlook for logistics rents. One of the report’s chief findings was the prime logistics rents in 70 major global markets rose by an average of 2.2% annually during the first quarter of 2017, which the firm said continues a run of “several quarters of growth.”
By Bridget McCrea · July 12, 2017
Labor management systems have started to expand beyond engineered standards by integrating machine learning and other capabilities that further enhance their position in the supply chain software stable.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2017
While primary industrial markets often have higher rents and lower vacancies for warehouse and distribution center space, research published today by industrial real estate firm CBRE makes the case for increasing future growth for secondary industrial markets.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2017
While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes as well, according to the recent edition of CBRE’s state of the industrial real estate market, which continue to hit, or approach, all-time highs for certain benchmarks

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