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InterFace Seattle Industrial 2019

Western Real Estate Business and the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce the annual InterFace Seattle Industrial conference on August 15th at the Hyatt At Olive 8. The big event will include those who are buying, selling, developing, redeveloping, leasing or financing industrial properties in the Seattle area. The conference will explore the latest trends in leasing, management and operations, as well as economic and demographic trends that impact the industrial real estate …

Cold Storage Demand Grows as Consumers Expect More From Their Grocers

We all know that e-commerce has become a significant driver of the industrial market. It now fuels activity that moves beyond clothes and books to the food supply chain, and the associated complexities of meeting consumer demand for food preparation and delivery. Increasing numbers of consumers have shifted to buying prepackaged meals, shopping for organic foods or ordering groceries and meal kits online. This expansion is translating into significant demand for industrial warehouse and …

InterFace Carolinas

If you are active in commercial real estate in North Carolina or South Carolina, please save the date of May 30th to join us for the 10th annual InterFace Carolinas conference. Southeast Real Estate Business and Shopping Center Business magazines will cohost the event along with InterFace Conference Group. The conference will take place on May 30th at the Hilton Charlotte City Center. The event will feature a keynote speaker, six high-level panel sessions and numerous networking …

More Industrial Product Lands Near Airports

The U.S. industrial market has now recorded more than 240 million square feet of net absorption for four consecutive years, the strongest run on record, with an all-time high of 284.9 million square feet in 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In New York City, the largest consumer market in the United States, the current industrial supply of approximately 170 million square feet remains heavily constrained, especially around the region’s transportation hubs. Nowhere is the demand …

McAllen Industrial Market Sees Greater Diversity Among Users

The agriculture industry, long an economic staple of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), has been at the forefront of the region’s industrial expansion and is seeing its role elevated with more product coming from Mexico. Over the last several years, road and bridge infrastructure improvements throughout Mexico’s southwestern regions have laid the groundwork for increased traffic of produce-carrying trucks headed northeast to the border area. Ports of entry throughout the RGV have become the top …

Industrial Balance Prevails Near Port Houston

Businesses and industries whose supply chains are tied to Port Houston are dealing with tariffs on select imports, volatile energy markets and a one-two punch of rising rents and construction costs for any industrial space they want to lease or have developed for them. But based on the performance of Houston’s nearby Southeast industrial submarket, these larger geopolitical and economic forces are wreaking minimal havoc. An increasingly diverse mix of industrial users has landed in Houston …

Manufacturing Activity in Juarez Fuels Industrial Absorption in El Paso

The current pace of development and absorption of manufacturing and warehousing space in El Paso reveals just how closely the local economy is linked to that of its sister city across the border, Ciudad Juárez. Mexico’s maquiladora system allows foreign companies to produce and export materials to that company’s home country, largely on a duty- and tariff-free basis. When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was passed in the mid-1990s, maquiladora activity saw its largest …

InterFace Las Vegas Industrial

Leaders in the Las Vegas industrial market will come together at the InterFace Las Vegas Industrial conference to network and discuss the fundamentals and future of the sector. Western Real Estate Business magazine and the InterFace Conference Group will host the event on April 24th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will include those who are buying, selling, developing, redeveloping, leasing or financing manufacturing properties, warehouses, distribution centers and industrial …

Last-Mile Status Makes Austin Ripe for Larger Industrial Development

Even before the city’s population growth began exploding and its reputation as a tech hub became entrenched, Austin was always a true last-mile market for industrial users.  Now that e-commerce has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon with real staying power, Austin looks like one of the next ideal locations for institutional industrial developers to make their marks with larger projects.  Leigh Ellis, AQUILA Commercial However, the market does present a …

Population Growth, Strategic Location Fuel Columbus Industrial Activity

Fueled by continued population growth that has made Columbus the 14th-largest city in America and its strategic location in the U.S. Interstate system, the Columbus industrial market has been on a multi-year run in terms of new inventory and positive net absorption. Given the fact that drivers are able to reach approximately 50 percent of American households and 30 percent of Canadians within a one-day drive of the city, we see no end in sight for these market trends. That one-day drive …

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