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
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