21 01, 2020

Industrial Watch: January 18, 2020

2020-01-21T18:23:30+00:00

"Phase one of the U.S. and China trade deal is done. Over the next two years, $200 billion worth of U.S. farm products, manufactured goods, business services, and oil and natural gas purchases by China are scheduled. The questions remain if China can absorb that much and if the U.S. can deliver. In addition, intellectual [...]

Industrial Watch: January 18, 2020 2020-01-21T18:23:30+00:00
13 01, 2020

Industrial Watch: January 11, 2020

2020-01-13T15:45:19+00:00

"Sister company of Google, X Development, filed two patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that involve robots and warehouse automation and space efficiency. The robots could work in tandem with human employees and would be equipped with sensors, cameras, picking arms, and central processing systems for a number of processes. These advancements [...]

Industrial Watch: January 11, 2020 2020-01-13T15:45:19+00:00
7 01, 2020

Industrial Watch: January 4, 2020

2020-01-07T15:28:44+00:00

"It's clear that this year, all eyes will be on the 2020 election. As history has shown, a pre-election dip in the economy may be on the horizon. While any change in the market requires attention and planning, CRE investors should not jump into drastic action. Data centers, warehouses, and other industrial assets are still [...]

Industrial Watch: January 4, 2020 2020-01-07T15:28:44+00:00
31 12, 2019

Industrial Watch: December 28, 2019

2019-12-31T16:49:05+00:00

"Free returns have become a basic expectation in the e-commerce world. And with record breaking e-commerce sales come the avalanche of returns. According to Forbes, that cost will be around $550 billion to retailers in 2020. They also report that 17 billion items are returned each year worldwide. Next hurdle-storage. UPS expects to handle 1 [...]

Industrial Watch: December 28, 2019 2019-12-31T16:49:05+00:00
24 12, 2019

Industrial Watch: December 21, 2019

2019-12-24T17:39:55+00:00

"In the wake of the U.S. House of Representatives' vote to impeach the president, the same group voted Thursday to approve the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, or USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement). Put simply, USMCA will have a moderate but positive effect on auto manufacturing, labor laws, dairy farmers, digital trade, environmental protections, and [...]

Industrial Watch: December 21, 2019 2019-12-24T17:39:55+00:00
16 12, 2019

Industrial Watch: December 14, 2019

2019-12-16T18:31:50+00:00

"November was the month for job creation. With 226,000 new positions in the month alone, the unemployment rate was lowered to 3.5 percent. The well-known trend is that there are more jobs available than workers to fill them, and companies are looking to new recruiting strategies and hiring in secondary markets to meet their needs. [...]

Industrial Watch: December 14, 2019 2019-12-16T18:31:50+00:00
9 12, 2019

Industrial Watch: December 7, 2019

2019-12-09T20:13:06+00:00

"Industrial investment transactions topped $77.7 billion through the third quarter of 2019. According to Real Capital Analytics, industrial sales came in at $40.6 billion for this third quarter, notably the highest dollar amount ever recorded in a quarter for the property type. Logistics properties are not abundant or cheap, with land costs snowballing. While mostly [...]

Industrial Watch: December 7, 2019 2019-12-09T20:13:06+00:00
2 12, 2019

Industrial Watch: November 30, 2019

2019-12-02T18:26:50+00:00

"Holiday spending is expected to rise 5 percent, but without the foot traffic. Already, 50 percent of consumers are flocking to get shopping done, especially since the holiday shopping season is six days shorter this year. However, 53 percent of holiday purchases will be done digitally in 2019, with 20 percent of that occurring on [...]

Industrial Watch: November 30, 2019 2019-12-02T18:26:50+00:00
25 11, 2019

Industrial Watch: November 23, 2019

2019-11-25T16:19:38+00:00

"Trade turbulence and tariff discussions aren't going anywhere and continue to be top of mind for industrial real estate professionals. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It was signed in 2018, but has not been approved yet by House Democrats who cite better labor standard enforcement as [...]

Industrial Watch: November 23, 2019 2019-11-25T16:19:38+00:00
19 11, 2019

Industrial Watch: November 16, 2019

2019-11-19T16:07:35+00:00

"Industrial investors want it all-dense population centers, large warehouse space, and lot of parking space to match. While these parking spaces are needed for the growing number of employees in the days of next-day shipping, but they're also for continuous traffic at the location including: trailer storage, delivery vans, and logistics pick up and drop [...]

Industrial Watch: November 16, 2019 2019-11-19T16:07:35+00:00