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How the post-recession era is affecting industrial real estate

Posted by Dan Cawley on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:22 PM

The economic recession is a distant memory as the industrial real estate industry continues to see consistent growth. The growth is a result of each real estate company's decisions regarding high levels of orders due to pent up demand, and acquisitions or mergers with other companies seeking revenue growth and the creation of greater efficiencies. What is to be expected within industrial real estate is left to be predicted by these occurrences. The following article is from

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Topics: leasing, Industrial, e-commerce, distribution

Big Box Developers Set A New Record

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 26, 2018 11:06:14 AM

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With the rise in online shopping and demand for faster delivery times, there is a need and change in big box industrial development. The Chicago area saw a 13.76% increase in development in response to the booming e-commerce industry. Can vacancy rates keep up with the extra warehouse and distribution centers and how is e-commerce impacting some firms' distribution infastructure? Read more in this article from


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Topics: Industrial, e-commerce, distribution

The big influencers on CRE in 2018: Industrial, Infastructure

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 22, 2018 10:09:02 AM

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Investors might be expecting a slowdown in the commercial real estate market this year. But that doesn't mean that they don't still view commercial assets as worth investing in.

The 2018 Altus Group Real Confidence Executive Survey found that investors consider commercial real estate a solid investment. The survey found, too, that real estate executives are especially bullish on industrial real estate.

Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Chuck DiRocco, director of research for Altus Group, about what makes industrial such an attractive CRE investment. DiRocco also spoke about how the Trump administration's plans for infrastructure spending and immigration reform could impact the CRE market.

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Topics: Industrial

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