6 04, 2020

Industrial Watch: April 4, 2020

2020-04-06T16:35:28+00:00

"The impact of coronavirus on e-commerce is already proving to be astronomic, with an overall 25% increase from the beginning to the middle of March. Online sales for groceries have doubled in that timeframe, now making up 8% of online sales. Online commerce was already thriving prior to the outbreak, but is experiencing an influx [...]

Industrial Watch: April 4, 2020 2020-04-06T16:35:28+00:00
30 03, 2020

Industrial Watch: March 28, 2020

2020-03-30T16:28:50+00:00

"The Senate unanimously passed the historic $2 trillion relief package on Wednesday, with an approval of the House on Friday, to assist with ongoing personal and economic struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. The Labor Department reported that nearly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week. The package includes 'direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment [...]

Industrial Watch: March 28, 2020 2020-03-30T16:28:50+00:00
23 03, 2020

Industrial Watch: March 21, 2020

2020-03-23T18:57:33+00:00

"Amidst COVID-19 uncertainty and fear, real estate professionals know the long game should drive strategic investment decisions. It is no secret that short-term volatility will affect employment, consumption, and small business. However, we must not forget that before the pandemic, the U.S. economy was best positioned since the 1940s, with commercial real estate fundamentals unwavering [...]

Industrial Watch: March 21, 2020 2020-03-23T18:57:33+00:00
16 03, 2020

Industrial Watch: March 14, 2020

2020-03-16T16:24:27+00:00

"If there is a silver lining to be said at all for the coronavirus outbreak, it may very well be that certain investment opportunities may present themselves within commercial real estate. With lowered interest rates, the drop in Treasury yields, and investor fear of a downturn, it could support refinancing and acquisitions in the market. [...]

Industrial Watch: March 14, 2020 2020-03-16T16:24:27+00:00
9 03, 2020

AS INDUSTRIAL BOOMS IN METROPLEX, FORT WORTH CARVES OUT A DISTINCT NICHE

2020-03-09T17:06:49+00:00

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has been among the top metros for industrial development and investment alike, with net absorption and leasing rates holding strong for the past several years. With the bulk of industrial development in DFW being big box product over 100,000 square feet, there’s been minimal development of smaller assets. So far in 2020, [...]

AS INDUSTRIAL BOOMS IN METROPLEX, FORT WORTH CARVES OUT A DISTINCT NICHE 2020-03-09T17:06:49+00:00
9 03, 2020

Industrial Watch: March 7, 2020

2020-03-09T15:58:23+00:00

"The Federal Reserve wasted no time in responding to the coronavirus panic with yet another interest rate cut on Tuesday, the first of 2020 but the fourth in a series of slashes beginning in 2019. The Feds made the cut of 50 basis points, the largest in over a decade. The emergency rate cut is [...]

Industrial Watch: March 7, 2020 2020-03-09T15:58:23+00:00
2 03, 2020

Industrial Watch: February 29, 2020

2020-03-02T16:45:31+00:00

"In a recent study by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), it's clear that many woes of 2019 are already diminished in 2020. Respondents largely believe that the expansion cycle will continue anywhere from 13-24 more months. Particularly for industrial, respondents agreed for the most part that momentum in CRE is not slowing down. New construction [...]

Industrial Watch: February 29, 2020 2020-03-02T16:45:31+00:00
24 02, 2020

Industrial Watch: February 22, 2020

2020-02-24T19:04:30+00:00

"Commercial real estate lending saw an increase of 7% at the end of 2019, with industrial loans at a 67% increase in dollar volume year-over-year. This new borrowing high for industrial was by far the biggest increase among all property types, supporting the sentiment that it is still a sweet spot for investors. Borrowing and [...]

Industrial Watch: February 22, 2020 2020-02-24T19:04:30+00:00
19 02, 2020

Industrial Watch: February 15, 2020

2020-02-19T00:36:38+00:00

"Effects of the prominent Coronavirus are beginning to trickle into commercial real estate. With the virus causing factory shutdowns in China, the U.S. is expected to see much fewer retail container ports. This comes after an existing slowdown due to Lunar New Year shutdowns in the country that contributes about 17 percent of world economic [...]

Industrial Watch: February 15, 2020 2020-02-19T00:36:38+00:00
10 02, 2020

Industrial Watch: February 8, 2020

2020-02-10T16:46:03+00:00

"While flex properties would seem to hold an advantage with the all-in-one combination of office and distribution space, they have been viewed as higher risk than industrial warehouses. Research from 2019 showed warehouse sales up 95 percent with flex assets up only 43 percent over the past decade. Experts still ensure that interest in flex [...]

Industrial Watch: February 8, 2020 2020-02-10T16:46:03+00:00