Philadelphia’s Growing Demand for Industrial Space: Is There an End in Sight?

By Richard Gorodesky, SIOR, senior managing director, Colliers International; and Adam Gorodesky, associate, Colliers InternationalCommercial real estate is historically a cyclical business. There is a fairly predictable pattern of oversupply,  recession, recovery and finally expansion before starting all over again. While the cycle isn’t always this cleanly defined, it generally follows this pattern, and has done so for decades.While this formula can be very useful for understanding …

Institutional Capital Targets Minneapolis Industrial Market

By Peter Loehrer, Colliers MSP Minneapolis has secured its position as the darling market of the Midwest industrial investment community. Minneapolis was the quintessential Midwest city: cautious real estate development, durable rents with stately growth and moderate but unwavering absorption growth year to year.  This, however, is no longer the case. A combination of repeated institutional capital injections, a highly constrained land market and exponential growth in tenants looking for new …

Spec Industrial Activity in St. Louis Region Rivals Pre-Pandemic Levels

World and domestic markets are constantly recalibrating as the global supply chain continues to see a disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has never been more clear though just how important freight logistics and a healthy supply chain are to keep the economy moving. Demand for distribution space continues to grow, and the latest data available reveals the bi-state St. Louis market is rebounding well from the uncertainty of 2020 and 2021, and is positioned to assist distributors and …

Auto Innovation Continues to Drive Detroit Industrial Market

By Anthony Pellegrino III, P.A. Commercial Detroit is the industrial, transnational logistics and auto powerhouse of the Midwest. Detroit has continued year after year to grow and transform its industrial sector in three prominent geographical locations. Each of these locations is anchored by auto innovation, creating a stable market for suppliers and transport: 1. The Mount Elliot Employment District: This is the home of General Motors’ $2.2 billion investment into its existing Hamtramck …

Austin’s Industrial Market Reaches New Heights — But Will It Stay There?

By Bob Mohr, chairman, Mohr Capital When people talk about Austin, they call it one of the best places in the country to live. They talk about the live music scene, the die-hard fans who flock to The University of Texas football games and the hills sprouting bluebonnets. They talk about Austin attracting California residents and companies during the pandemic, bolstering the city’s tech base and positioning it as a significant Silicon Valley rival. They talk about office demand and the …

Cincinnati Industrial Market Is Positioned for Even More Growth

By Jeff Bender, Cushman & Wakefield Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have the same logistical advantages they’ve always had, with their location within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population, allowing reach and penetration to major metro areas. With those advantages, the region has enjoyed a robust industrial market, similar to most key markets in the country.  Lessons learned from the pandemic, the pending opening of a nearly 1 million-square-foot e-commerce national air …

Opus Group Breaks Ground on 282,108 SF Second Phase of Industrial Development in Thornton, Colorado

THORNTON, COLO. — The Opus Group has broken ground on two speculative industrial buildings in Thornton, 10 miles north of Denver. The buildings, totaling 282,108 square feet, are the second phase of North Washington Commerce Center. The multi-tenant park offers a variety of sizes, clear heights and loading options.The 163,686-square-foot building will offer 35 dock positions, 270 parking stalls, 15 trailer parking spots and four drive-in doors. The 118,422-square-foot building will offer …

CBRE Arranges Sale of Industrial, R&D Property in Carlsbad, California for $19.4M

CARLSBAD, CALIF. — CBRE has arranged the sale of an industrial and R&D property in Carlsbad for $19.4 million, or $253 per square foot. A private, Los Angeles-based buyer acquired the property as part of a 1031 exchange. CBRE represented the private seller, also based in Los Angeles, in the transaction.The 76,767-square-foot property comprises three buildings, which were fully leased at the time of the sale to a mix of companies specializing in life science, medical devices and …

Growing Pool of Investors Targets Multifamily, Industrial Deals in Fort Worth

By Bobby Weinberg, senior vice president of debt and equity, NorthMarq Employment growth is providing a powerful tailwind for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) commercial real estate market. And while Dallas may be the headline name that is attracting employers and investment capital to the metroplex, Fort Worth is commanding attention as a formidable market in its own right. DFW embodies a classic story of a high tide raising all boats. The metro has been one a national leader in terms of …

Chicago Industrial: Full Speed Ahead at End of Second Quarter

By Adam Haefner, Avison Young The Chicago industrial market continues to move at full speed at mid-year 2021, with strong tenant demand keeping vacancy around 6 percent, despite 64.7 million square feet of new construction added since 2018.  At this stage in the pandemic recovery, large corporate healthcare, retail, logistics and e-commerce businesses continue to drive much of the leasing activity, which totaled 27.5 million square feet near the mid-point of 2021. Companies such as Wayfair, …

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