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Cleveland Industrial Market Embraces New Projects

The industrial real estate market in Cleveland has a long and storied history. The region’s market powered much of the overall growth in the early 20th century and, at that time, propelled Cleveland to the nation’s sixth largest city. The market transitioned to automotive production, which reached its peak in the 1960 and 1970s. Nearly half a million people were employed in the automotive sector during these decades, in plants operated by Ford, Chrysler and Chevrolet, or at the thousands …

Industrial Developers are Building for the Long Term in Charlotte

As demand for e-commerce and corporate distribution space continues to drive supply chain expansion in the Southeast, many developers are designing facilities to accommodate the truck-dependent, labor-driven operations present today and for the near-term. While robotics and automated vehicles are exciting to dream about, the reality is that these innovations are not expected to impact industrial building design any time soon in the Southeast. Modern industrial buildings that can support …

Industrial Investors, Developers Turn Up the Heat in Denver

Denver industrial assets are achieving record pricing as cap rates compress well below 5 percent for Class A product. As this is happening, developers are taking on hefty projects, signaling that Denver’s industrial real estate cycle is stretching its legs instead of winding down. [caption id="attachment_204754" align="alignright" width="100"] Jessica Ostermick, CBRE[/caption] Among the headlines: • Denver’s single largest investment transaction on record occurred in the first …

Building Size Matters in Amarillo Industrial Market

Amarillo’s industrial market is truly a tale of two sectors, as some form of that expression goes, and the key number is 50,000 square feet. The occupancy rate for industrial properties in the sub-50,000-square-foot range in Amarillo remains very high, with few properties of this size sitting on the market for extended amounts of time. With such high occupancy rates, several new developments have recently sprung up. Those with both large footprints and divisible floor plans to meet the …

The Inland Empire: A Premier Southern California Industrial Market

The Inland Empire continues to be one of the most dynamic industrial real estate markets in the country from both a user and investor perspective. Rent growth remains exceptionally strong, boasting a growth rate of more than 50 percent in the past five years, with a 10.1 percent increase in 2017. Although current average asking rents are at record highs, they remain at a 40 percent discount when compared to the neighboring infill markets of Los Angeles and Orange County, indicating ample room …

Booming Atlanta Industrial Market Continues Surge Thanks to E-Commerce

Atlanta is the logistics hub and economic engine of the Southeast, which is the fastest growing region in the country. Its 700 million square feet of industrial space makes it the fifth largest logistics market in the United States. Traditionally, population and job growth are key drivers of industrial demand, and Atlanta has had strong growth in each. The metro added 78,000 people in 2017, or nearly 214 new residents every day, which is reminiscent of the solid population growth of the …

Fort Worth Industrial Market Gaining Ground on Big Brother Dallas

Any commuter who takes Interstate 35 on a regular basis can tell that the Fort Worth industrial market is continuously growing. But the question is, how much longer will the growth last? [caption id="attachment_204854" align="alignright" width="100"] Sarah LanCarte, Fort Capital[/caption] Numerous signs point to the metro’s industrial market having considerably more runway for new development, as well as key factors in place to maintain strong positive absorption of existing industrial …

Des Moines Industrial Sector Can Compete With Other Tech-Centric Markets

When hearing the names Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, one’s mind might automatically shift to the Silicon Valley: the West Coast mecca of technology and computing. But you can find those same companies in the corn and soybean fields of Iowa. The state has become synonymous with state-of-the-art data centers for these familiar technology companies and others. [caption id="attachment_204667" align="alignright" width="100"] Chris Pendroy, CBRE|Hubbell Commercial[/caption] When I …

Miami Industrial Market’s Future Hinges on Infill, Single-User Properties

After several years of strong absorption in leasing and robust sales volume, there’s no question that Miami’s industrial real estate market is the desired location for national tenants and institutional investors alike. But many insiders are questioning if sustaining that level of growth is possible and if there are still profitable transactions to be found. The answer is a resounding yes. There is little indication that the Miami industrial real estate market will slow down with vacancy …

E-Commerce, Advanced Manufacturing Attract Capital to Reno

Industrial sales and leasing in the Reno-Sparks area remains one of the best performing sectors in the marketplace, just as it did in 2017. With a record vacancy percentage below 4 percent, combined with new buildings being occupied upon completion, the strong demand for new and existing industrial product is a welcome normality from previous years. [caption id="attachment_204710" align="alignright" width="100"] Joel Fountain, Dickson Commercial Group[/caption] The North Valley’s …