Industrial Real Estate

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.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2012
Since the Prologis-AMB Properties merger was made official roughly 16 months ago, the global industrial real estate giant has things moving in the right direction
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2012
Global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle is acting as a strategic advisor on a planned $1.5 billion investment into North American logistics and real estate development by Australia-based developer Goodman Group through an exclusive agreement with Irvine, Calif.-based Birtcher Development.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2012
While 2012 is expected to be a slow growth year overall for commercial real estate sector, a report from global commercial real estate company Grubb & Ellis Company cited how the logistics real estate market “has become the most resilient and dynamic segment of the overall U.S. industrial real estate market."
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2011
Nearly four months after global industrial real estate bellwethers ProLogis and AMB Property Corporation announced they signed a definitive agreement to pave the way for a merger, ProLogis officials said that the company has scheduled a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote upon the merger.
By Jeff Berman · March 2, 2011
An improving economy led by various drivers for logistics services laid down the foundation for strong demand for logistics space during the second half of 2010, according to a new report from commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis, entitled "Logistics Market Trends United States Second Half 2010."
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2011
Following speculation that global industrial real estate bellwethers ProLogis and AMB Property Corporation were planning to merge, the companies announced today that they have joined hands in inking a definitive agreement through what that described as a “merger of equals.”
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2011
Even though many facets of the industrial real estate market are not close to a full recovery, one area in which appears to be growing are markets with strong logistics infrastructure that serve as distribution hubs to regions with large populations

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