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Priming Chicago’s Industrial Corridors For 21st Century Development

As Chicago has emerged as one of the country’s top tech capitals, large parcels of land across the city -— many set aside for manufacturers that no longer do business there — have remained stuck in the past, serving as roadblocks to billions of dollars in new real estate development. That’s about to change thanks to a yearlong effort spearheaded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s Department of Planning and Development, which recently approved recommendations for modernizing the..

June 22, 2017

Automotive Users Put Birmingham’s Industrial Market in the Fast Lane

When comparing Birmingham’s industrial market to other major cities in the Southeast, “The Tortoise and the Hare” comes to mind. Birmingham has had slow and steady progress — not to say that our sister cities have periods of laziness and napping. Birmingham’s current pace of activity is more the norm and thankfully the trends remain positive with 2016’s transaction numbers actually tilting in the direction of a “hare-like” pace. Occupancy rates for the 15..

June 19, 2017

Strong Leasing Activity Drives Dallas Industrial Market

A common baseball analogy that explains where we are in the real estate cycle is “What inning are we in?” Regardless of the inning, in North Texas we’re just hoping it’s the first game of a doubleheader! The first quarter of 2017 was another respectable one for leasing activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) industrial market. Total absorption for all properties was 5.5 million square feet, with 6 percent vacancy across 786.5 million square feet of industrial space. New supply..

June 9, 2017

Toledo’s Industrial Market Is in Need of Large-Format Speculative Construction

A snapshot of Toledo’s industrial real estate market at the end of 2016 reveals a well-performing sector, maintaining the steady improvement recorded during the prior year. In fact, the vital signs of the property sector hit some of their best levels in a decade last year. By the end of the year, every key metric was up from midyear 2016 and year-end 2015. One bit of cloudiness trying to sneak in on the otherwise very sunny picture, however, is the limited supply of available space..

May 25, 2017

Memphis Expects to Bolster Its Stellar Industrial Reputation with Strong 2017

In 2015, the Memphis industrial sector reached a record-breaking 8.4 million square feet net absorption. Achieving absorption in 2015 at a level that was higher than before the recession would have seemingly set 2016 up for a downturn. However, industrial growth, with Memphis at the epicenter of world distribution, allowed the positive trajectory to continue. The Memphis MSA absorbed approximately 6 million square feet in 2016. Given ideal geographical positioning, Memphis is known as..

May 15, 2017

Big-Footprint Developments Lead the Way in Fort Worth Industrial Market

When Ross Perot Jr. broke ground on the world’s first industrial airport in north Fort Worth in 1988, even he didn’t realize what a big deal it would become. Named “Alliance” in recognition of the collaboration between Perot’s Hillwood, the city of Fort Worth and the Federal Aviation Administration, the project kicked off a development spree that now spans 18,000 acres. With the airport, a major intermodal yard, two Class I rail lines and a number of interconnecting highways, Alliance..

May 5, 2017

New Construction Starts, Low Vacancies Further Omaha’s Industrial Success

Similar to the past couple of years, it is difficult to identify one or two items to highlight about the Omaha industrial market. Although the most impressive improvement might be the amount of new construction starts in 2016, factors such as sales prices per square foot, number of overall transactions, average asking rents, vacancy rates, landlord concessions all trended in a favorable direction for owners of industrial properties. This has been a staggering year- over-year trend, which has..

May 4, 2017

Terreno Realty Corp. Acquires Industrial Building in North Bergen, N.J., for $14M    

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Terreno Realty Corp. has acquired an industrial property located at 7777 West Side Ave. in North Bergen for $14 million. The building spans 126,000 square feet on 4.4 acres adjacent to Exit 16E of the New Jersey Turnpike. Amenities at the 100 percent leased property include eight dock-high and two grade-level loading positions, plus parking for 70 cars.

April 25, 2017

Bussel Realty Brokers $5.1M Sale of Industrial Property in Carteret, N.J.

CARTERET, N.J. — Bussel Realty has brokered the $5.1 million sale of a 55,560-square-foot industrial property located at 400 Federal Blvd. in Carteret. Leo Esses of Brussel Realty represented the unnamed buyer. 400 Federal Boulevard LLC was the seller. The property is located near Exit 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike, Port Newark/Elizabeth and Newark Liberty Airport. It features 24-foot clear heights, two drive-in doors for loading, 800 amps of electric power and 29 surface parking spaces.

April 20, 2017

Nashville Industrial Market Will Continue to Ride its Hot Hand Through 2017

The Nashville commercial real estate market’s growth is no longer a local secret. In fact, it very well may be one of the most desired areas for investors for an MSA with a population less than 2.5 million people. In case you haven’t heard, read or taken notice, you likely have been living under a rock. Those who call this market “hot” are making an understatement. As the downtown core sees land sites trade in excess of $13 million per acre (and in a few interesting cases eclipse..

April 17, 2017