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New Industrial Supply Struggles to Keep Pace With Absorption in Milwaukee

Metro Milwaukee’s industrial market continued to be a strong performer in 2016, and this strength should continue for the foreseeable future. We’re now seeing a healthy uptick in new industrial development, and even speculative development in select submarkets. While the demand for industrial space has continued to increase, the new supply has failed to keep pace. [caption id="attachment_173130" align="alignright" width="100"] James T. Barry III, The Barry Co.[/caption] Sustained..

March 16, 2017

Rents, Occupancy Rise for Triangle’s Industrial Market as Supply Lags Demand

The Raleigh-Durham business climate has been on the climb for several years now and it doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. The market continues to outpace most of the mid-tier markets across the country by all metrics of economic stability, quality of life, business environment, education, arts and quality of workforce. As a result, construction of office and retail projects has been strong, yet industrial construction and thus available space is lacking. Average asking rental rates..

March 13, 2017

Kane Co. Brokers Sale of 80,000 SF Industrial Building in Dover

DOVER, DEL. – The Kane Co. has brokered the sale of an 80,000-square-foot industrial facility at 44 Industrial Park Drive in Dover. The property is the former warehouse of Kessler Sales and Distribution, a wholesale distributor of pipe, valves, fittings and water heaters. Peter Billipp of The Kane Co. represented the seller and procured the buyer.

March 6, 2017

Major Expansions, JaxPort Boost Health of Jacksonville Industrial Market

Jacksonville’s industrial market continues to improve as encouraging fundamentals are in place that are prompting developers to commit to building spec warehouse again. The lack of new construction over the last eight years, the expected reduction in regulations and taxes by the new administration in Washington and the commitment to upgrades in the local infrastructure will drive growth in our market. A 5.3 percent vacancy rate for warehouses and distribution space is also a major..

February 20, 2017

DRA Advisors Buys 19.8 MSF National Industrial Portfolio for $1.1B

NEW YORK — DRA Advisors has purchased a 19.8-million-square-foot industrial portfolio that spans 21 U.S. markets for $1.1 billion. The portfolio contains a total of 184 properties that are 94 percent leased to more than 500 tenants. The properties reside in industrial hubs such as Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and Columbus, Ohio. The assets range from less than 15,000 square feet to 925,000 square feet, according to CoStar Group. Cabot Properties Fund II sold the portfolio,..

February 8, 2017

Demand is Outpacing Supply in Metropolitan D.C.’s Industrial Market

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan industrial market, spreading from Frederick County, Maryland to the north, Prince William County, Virginia to the south and as far west as Loudoun County, Virginia is ideally situated between I-95 and I-81 — major transportation corridors that allow shipments to easily reach much of the country. The industrial market has improved more quickly than other sectors and fairly dramatically to the point where much of the region can be described as land-constrained..

January 30, 2017

Falling Vacancies, Strong Demand Spur Industrial Construction in St. Louis

The St. Louis industrial market is in the midst of historic development and deal making. As witnessed in many markets, “big bombers” — industrial facilities 500,000 square feet and larger — are coming out of the ground at a record pace. Better still, they are being leased and pre-leased at a record pace. By all accounts, the driver here is the new e-commerce phenomenon with major players like Amazon taking nearly 1.5 million square feet in the Metro East submarket. The two major..

January 5, 2017

Louisville Industrial Market Sparks National Investment Appetite

Industrial activity in Louisville is growing at an exponential clip and doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon. As famously quoted in Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” And indeed they have. In Louisville and extending into southern Indiana, more than 3 million square feet of new construction has already been delivered this year. What’s more, the current pipeline of projects under construction — coupled with proposed construction — could deliver as much..

November 28, 2016

Orlando: The ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ for Industrial Real Estate

Orlando likely resides in the minds of children and children at heart as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and those involved in its industrial market today couldn’t agree more. Over the past five years, the Central Florida industrial market has been transformed from its prior position as a spoke in the wheel of distribution to the hub. To service consumers located in the country’s third most populous state, companies are locating large distribution centers in Central Florida (hub)..

November 21, 2016

New York’s Capital Region Industrial Market Continues to Thrive

[caption id="attachment_167119" align="alignright" width="100"] Tyler Culberson, NAI Platform[/caption] The Capital Region continues to experience low vacancy rates across the industrial sector. The region’s growth over the last decade has primarily been driven by multibillion-dollar investments by GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor foundry, and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (known as SUNY Poly). With limited new construction and virtually no spec-built facilities,..

November 18, 2016