North America

Industrial property market shows strong fundamentals in North America

Cross-border investment made up almost 40% of the total volume of US industrial acquisitions in 2015 – up tenfold on the previous year.  It is a trend we expect to see continue. What has prompted this ramped-up activity in North America’s industrial markets?

First, the fundamentals. E-commerce has made industrial the new retail. With more and more people buying hard, soft, and increasingly perishable goods on the internet, warehouse demand has spiked. And unlike bricks-and-mortar retail sales, most e-commerce purchases are shipped from industrial facilities, completely bypassing the retail sales floor. As a result, demand for…

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