1. Transactions And Price Trend Higher: Transaction Volume And Pricing Trends For Light Industrial Buildings Suggest Investor Bullishness

    Posted on July 23, 2019

    Transactions and Price Trend Higher: Transaction volume and pricing trends for light industrial buildings suggest investor bullishness The persistent supply/demand imbalance within the light industrial sector is bolstering its appeal among a growing share of investors. Since 2010, both the number and average valuation of light industrial buildings traded have surged upward.  At the same […]

  2. E-Commerce: Growth In Online Commerce Is Setting Up Light Industrial Demand for Multi-Cycle Expansion

    Posted on July 16, 2019

    E-Commerce: Growth in Online Commerce is Setting Up Light Industrial Demand for Multi-Cycle Expansion As growth in online spending shifts retail inventory from stores to warehouses, the resulting boost to industrial demand is not as simple as a one-for-one trade out of brick and mortar retail selling space for warehouse space.  Instead, as transactions shift […]

  3. No Competition: Structural Barriers To New Construction Enhance Landlord Pricing Power

    Posted on May 21, 2019

    No Competition: Structural barriers to new construction enhance landlord pricing power There are a variety of structural barriers to building new light industrial space that limit its stock growth. Light industrial assets are typically found in dense, inner-ring urban locations, where land prices and local zoning regulations contribute to prohibitively high development costs. Having a […]

  4. Need for Delivery Speed: A New Focus On Speed To Consumer Has Online Retailers Setting Their Sights On Light Industrial

    Posted on April 14, 2019

    Need for Delivery Speed: A New Focus on Speed to Consumer Has Online Retailers Setting Their Sights on Light Industrial E-commerce emerged as a challenge to the traditional brick and mortar retail model in the late 1990s. As fledgling disrupters, e-commerce firms focused on price competition, attempting to attract consumers to online exchanges by promising […]

  5. Light Industrial: The Largest and Most Promising Segment of the Industrial Universe

    Posted on March 12, 2019

    Light Industrial: The Largest and Most Promising Segment of the Industrial Universe The supply chain continues to evolve. Large bay distribution hubs which drove efficiency gains through lower inventory-to-sales ratios have reached maturation. Now, distributors are focused on speed to the end consumer, which is driving demand for small bay warehouses close to population centers. The new industrial revolution arguably started in 2000 with thousands of containers […]

  6. Urbanization Accelerates: Growth In The Urban Cores Has Accelerated, Upping The Density Of Young Aspirational And Older High-Income Households In The U.S.’s Top Cities.

    Posted on January 22, 2019

    Urbanization Accelerates: Growth in the urban cores has accelerated, upping the density of young aspirational and older high-income households in the U.S.’s top cities. Reflecting both greater economic opportunity and lifestyle choices of the “demographic barbell” of Baby Boomers and Millennials, population gains, especially among young, college-educated workers[1], accelerated in the hubs of U.S. cities […]