11 11, 2019

Industrial Watch: November 9, 2019

2019-11-11T19:08:03+00:00

"Whether it's large-scale California fires or something smaller like Dallas tornadoes, natural disasters have a direct effect on commercial properties. Historically, storms, floods, fire, etc. has caused a sudden surge in construction materials for repair post event, due to increased demand. According to CoreLogic, a financial services company, demand surge is affected by local regulations, [...]

Industrial Watch: November 9, 2019 2019-11-11T19:08:03+00:00
5 11, 2019

Industrial Watch: November 2, 2019

2019-11-05T19:51:40+00:00

"This week we saw overnight rate cuts of 25 basis points - third time in 100 days by the Feds. It was not an easy decision either time, as Feds have been at odds with additional cuts due to inflation and unemployment remaining low. Most all commercial real estate transactions have slowed slightly, except industrial, [...]

Industrial Watch: November 2, 2019 2019-11-05T19:51:40+00:00
28 10, 2019

Industrial Watch: October 26, 2019

2019-10-28T14:26:48+00:00

"Industrial is strong, no doubt. But like anything, changes must be made and investment strategies need to be adjusted. Industrial investors are now looking for safer plays in areas with higher rental growth in core markets. Some are viewing Class B assets in secondary markets over Class A assets in desirable markets, in terms of [...]

Industrial Watch: October 26, 2019 2019-10-28T14:26:48+00:00
22 10, 2019

Industrial Watch: October 19, 2019

2019-10-22T16:02:02+00:00

"Smaller warehouses (120,000 SF or less) are in demand for the industrial real estate sector. Construction for smaller industrial assets is down, reflecting low supply. This is good news for rental rates, which have increased twice as much as rents for larger warehouse spaces. Those targeting the smaller assets are the e-commerce and logistics golden [...]

Industrial Watch: October 19, 2019 2019-10-22T16:02:02+00:00
14 10, 2019

Industrial Watch: October 12, 2019

2019-10-14T15:27:43+00:00

"According to the NAIOP Research Foundation, the slightly slower U.S. economy is linked to the decreased demand for industrial space. This slowdown in the economy includes the GDP growth being predicted to fall to the 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent range, and the slump in completions of industrial space. However, this most likely means supply [...]

Industrial Watch: October 12, 2019 2019-10-14T15:27:43+00:00
7 10, 2019

Industrial Watch: October 5, 2019

2019-10-07T16:23:44+00:00

"We have had seven consecutive months with an unemployment rate below 4 percent. While employment growth has slowed, the number of unemployed has remained the same. The tight labor market is turning out to be an opportunity for those who have historically found it difficult to obtain a job, such as those without a high-school [...]

Industrial Watch: October 5, 2019 2019-10-07T16:23:44+00:00
30 09, 2019

Industrial Watch: September 28, 2019

2019-09-30T17:40:04+00:00

"In the age of rapidly growing e-commerce, industrial real estate professionals must be on the same page when it comes to property purposes and types. In a recent report by Prologis, they propose new classes or definitions in terms of logistics supply chain properties. Based on consumption, the report broke out four categories with unique [...]

Industrial Watch: September 28, 2019 2019-09-30T17:40:04+00:00
24 09, 2019

Industrial Watch: September 21, 2019

2019-09-24T15:02:37+00:00

"As expected, federal interest rates took their second cut since July of this year, now lowered to 1.75-2 percent. The Committee cited muted inflation and economic outlook; however, President Trump was still less than pleased. The Federal Open Market Committee has lowered interest rates just twice since the Great Recession. As far as the impact [...]

Industrial Watch: September 21, 2019 2019-09-24T15:02:37+00:00
16 09, 2019

Industrial Watch: September 14, 2019

2019-09-16T22:43:38+00:00

"The shift of the industrial market to heavy warehousing and e-commerce has made data storage centers stronger than ever. There's no argument that our society is technology driven, creating a need for large tech sites to manage the cloud computing, security, and other aspects of online commerce. The good news is these data storage centers [...]

Industrial Watch: September 14, 2019 2019-09-16T22:43:38+00:00
9 09, 2019

Industrial Watch: September 7, 2019

2019-09-09T16:00:59+00:00

"Tenants, investors, and lenders alike are comforted and confident with the population and job growth the Dallas market has experienced in recent years. Speakers at the DFW Industrial InterFace Panel this week mentioned that at a rate of 300 people relocating to DFW daily, and the jobs to match, the market boasts somewhat of a [...]

Industrial Watch: September 7, 2019 2019-09-09T16:00:59+00:00