TAG Industrial Market Watch: September 8, 2018

Staffing for industrial warehouse distribution centers looks like it will still be an issue as far out as the end of 2019, while unemployment is still significantly low. Something will have to budge and automation may be the ultimate solution to the labor pool barrier.
The next big game in town is cold storage, however gaining traction quickly has not occurred, due to the cost associated with these types of industrial facilities. It will be inevitable with the rise of online grocer sales, however the shift to specialty buildings has a few logistical issues to be worked out. For example, build-to-suits are less risk than spec buildings after the higher equipment, building, and operating costs associated with cold storage. And then there is the issue of transitioning back to a shell warehouse if tenants transition.
Kudos to industrial market for its adaptation, seeming to say, ‘If there’s work, we will make it work.’”

Adam Abushagur

Vice President Investments

Managing Director – TAG Industrial

Industrial News

Finding A New Purpose For Old Buildings: Adaptive Reuse Is On The Rise

Bisnow— August 30, 2018
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Retailers Ramp Up Industrial Presence to Service Their Stores, Customers, Say InterFace Panelists

REBusiness Online— September 04, 2018
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Distribution Centers Are Being Built Faster Than They Can Be Staffed

Bisnow— September 04, 2018
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Regional News

Rent vs. buy: Is the Dallas housing market at a tipping point?
The Dallas Morning News — September 04, 2018
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TCU launches Center for Real Estate
Fort Worth Business — August 31, 2018
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Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country’s best real estate markets?
The Dallas Morning News — September 05, 2018
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National News

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low
Reuters — September 06, 2018
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U.S. second-quarter productivity growth unrevised at 2.9 percent
Yahoo Finance — September 06, 2018
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More Americans are delaying retirement. But finding jobs when older isn’t so easy
Los Angeles Times — September 03, 2018
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