Industrial Real Estate

By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2017
Recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL, entitled “Docked and Loaded: Five Trends turning the tide of the North American shipping industry,” takes a close look at various factors impacting the ocean shipping sector.
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 · June 7, 2017
Chicago-based JLL said that from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017 U.S. asking rents headed up 70 basis points to $5.25 per square foot on a triple net basis, with rent growth rising for the sixth consecutive year.
By Jeff Berman · February 21, 2017
Data recently released by CBRE in the February edition of its “Americas Industrial & Logistics Trends Report” points to ongoing industrial real estate expansion throughout most parts of the Americas.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2017
Based on CBRE’s “Industrial Availability Index,” which was issued this month, industrial real estate availability has now fallen for 27 straight quarters, decreasing 8.2 percent in the fourth quarter, a decline of five basis points from the third quarter’s rate of 8.7 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2016
When it comes to the state of the industrial real estate market, landlords continue to have the upper hand over tenants, due to ongoing market factors, according to the Third Quarter Industrial Outlook report recently issued by commercial real estate firm JLL.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2016
The industrial real estate market remains in a strong position for various reasons, according to the Second Quarter Industrial Outlook report from commercial real estate firm JLL.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
According to CBRE data, industrial availability fell to 8.8. percent in the first quarter, which marked a decrease of 20 basis points from the first quarter’s 9.0 for its lowest reading going back to the second quarter of 2001.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2016
The first quarter vacancy rate for industrial real estate checked in a 6.2 percent, which stands as a 16-year low and below the previous cycle’s low point of 7.4 percent in early 2008. And even with 131 million square-feet of new spec construction coming online in 2016, JLL said that vacancy rates could remain in the low 6 percent range through the end of the year.
By Jeff Berman · April 21, 2016
When it comes to the current state of the industrial real estate market in 2016, it stands to reason that the times are not necessarily changing, at least when compared to 2015. That was a major takeaway of recent research issued by Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL.
By Patrick Burnson · January 26, 2016
Cushman & Wakefield announced that U.S. industrial vacancy reached a 15-year low as strong net absorption in the final quarter placed 2015 net occupancy gains among the strongest on record.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2015
Keeping in line with multiple growth drivers predicated by things like ongoing gains in e-commerce, the pending Panama Canal expansion in early next year, and foreign investment into U.S.-based industrial real estate, recent research from industrial real estate firm JLL suggests that 2016 could shape up to be a year of very high demand for United States industrial development, especially for distribution and fulfillment centers.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently issued “From First Mile to Last Mile,” a global logistics report examining the primary factors that will impact the global pattern of warehousing and logistics over the next generation, as well as the elements already shifting global trade flows and retail formats.
By Jeff Berman · April 30, 2014
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Mike Murphy, chief development officer of Centerpoint Properties, a Chicago-based industrial real estate company focused on the development, acquisition, and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure, about what manufacturers need to do to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to making decisions about locating operations and the subsequent impact on the bottom line.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2013
Fourteen consecutive quarters of declining vacancies in the warehouse sector highlight the U.S. industrial real estate market’s momentum through the third quarter of 2013, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

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