TAG Industrial Watch: April 13, 2024

A key contributor to the cool-off in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was the withdrawal of over 240 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused a spike in oil prices. The Biden administration discontinued withdrawals last summer and despite the promise of fully replenishing the stockpile from 40-year lows, only 11 million barrels were readded as of January and the Department of Energy recently canceled the purchase of 3 million barrels from the market due to rising oil prices (EIA, The Hill). Predictably, the replenishment of the SPR has helped to fuel the recent run in oil prices and thus push consumer prices higher. While the Biden administration may never rebuild the SPR, oil prices are poised for a historic increase in the years to come along with general commodity prices. Industrial real estate investors who are looking to take advantage of this new bull market in commodities should consider repositioning their portfolios toward properties used in the production and distribution of globally traded commodities. While these specialized properties are in limited supply, the good news is that they can be found among a variety of commodities from cotton to coal products, and in every market.

I N D U S T R I A L   N E W S

Biden Administration Cancels Buyback Of
3 Million Barrels To Replenish Oil Stockpile

The Hill – April 4, 2024
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Consumer Prices Rose 3.5% From A Year
Ago In March, More Than Expected

CNBC – April 10, 2024
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The Economic Impact Of The Baltimore Bridge
Collapse Will Linger, Contributing To Inflation

Forbes – March 26, 2024
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Breathing New Life Into A Ghost Office
Market With Affordable Industrial Flex Spaces

Bisnow – March 25, 2024
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Getting In The Heads Of Industrial Tenants
Commercial Property Executive – April 3, 2024
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R E G I O N A L   N E W S

Denholtz Properties Acquires 213,235 SF
Industrial Building In San Marcos, Texas

REBusiness – April 3, 2024
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Coca-Cola Bottler To Spend $168M
Expanding Its Fort Worth Plant

Bisnow – April 1, 2024
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Titan Development To Build 1.3 MSF
Austin-Area Industrial Campus

Commercial Property Executive – March 28, 2024
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Los Angeles Leads In Industrial
Sales So Far This Year

GlobeSt.com – April 9, 2024
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Denholtz Properties Acquires 213,125-Square-Foot
Industrial Property In The Austin-San Antonio Corridor

Denholtz Properties – March 29, 2024
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