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The Rise of Light Industrial in the supply chain | CBRE Research

FEBRUARY 2017 | CBRE
Rapidly evolving consumer demands have made it a priority for e-commerce retailers to provide same day delivery service. This service has been implemented in select cities – mainly the nation’s largest metropolitan areas by population – but over the next several years it is likely to be offered in most markets across the country…
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Tenant, Investor Demand for Industrial Property Expected to Remain Strong

FEBRUARY 2017 | CoStar
The outlook for industrial real estate couldn’t be better, despite uncertainty regarding potential changes in federal trade policies and the large amount of new warehouse/distribution space currently under construction. Recent outlooks cite several sources for continued demand in the warehouse/distribution sector, including healthy-enough consumer…
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CBRE NATIONAL CLASS A & CLASS B INDUSTRIAL CAP RATES – Q4 2016

FEBRUARY 2017 | CBRE
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Portfolio Sales of Smaller Industrial Properties Surging as Institutional Investors Jump On ‘Last Mile’ Logistics Bandwagon

FEBRUARY 2017 | CoStar
In recent months, major investors have increasingly turned their focus on light industrial properties capable of serving as “last mile” conduits in the race to achieve same-day delivery by e-commerce firms. Typically smaller, older and less efficient than their bulk warehouse counterparts, these buildings…
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U.S. industrial markets maintained record pace in 2016

JANUARY 2017 | Institutional Real Estate, Inc
U.S. industrial markets absorbed 63.6 million square feet of space in the final quarter of 2016, which propelled net absorption for the year to a record-setting 282.9 million square feet, according to Cushman & Wakefield. As of January 2017, the industrial sector has registered 27 consecutive quarters of net occupancy gains, placing this expansion among the longest ever. It is also among the strongest…
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Industrial’s “Promising Path” Continues Into 2017

JANUARY 2017 | Globe St
SAN FRANCISCO—Prologis CEO Hamid Moghadam says that as the industrial sector enters the new year, “we are now at the cusp of yet another important market transition.”
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US Commercial Real Estate Executives Bet Big on Industrial for 2017

JANUARY 2017 | Yahoo Finance
NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Marketwired – Jan 12, 2017) – Altus Group Limited (“Altus Group”) (AIF.TO), in collaboration with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT®) and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF®), today released the results of the 2017 Real Confidence Executive Index, revealing that commercial real estate (“CRE”) executives are especially bullish on industrial, infrastructure and multi-family asset classes in 2017…
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Institutions Place (Hypothetical) Bets On Industrial

JANUARY 2017 | Globe St
NEW YORK CITY—It’s not only the rise of e-commerce that’s pushing private equity and REITs to increase their allocations to industrial, Altus Group’s Chuck DiRocco tells GlobeSt.com…
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E-Commerce Continues To Fuel Industrial Renovations

JANUARY 2017 | Globe St
CHICAGO—As big-box retail declines, industrial developers may begin to repurpose these showrooms as fulfillment centers…
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Private Equity RE: Strong Fundraising, Fewer Funds

JANUARY 2017 | Globe St
NEW YORK CITY—Preqin said Thursday that the closed-end real estate fundraising market recorded another strong year in 2016, as 214 funds closed globally raising an aggregate $104 billion. The tally represents the fourth consecutive year in which fundraising for the asset class has exceeded $100 billion globally…
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Cushman & Wakefield | U.S. Macro Forecast

JANUARY 2017 | Cushman & Wakefield
The U.S. economy and property markets withstood a very turbulent 2016, and they are positioned to perform well in 2017. Even before the November election, the U.S. economy was shifting into a higher gear. Real GDP expanded at a 3.5% annual rate in…
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U.S. industrial market on pace for strongest demand since 2005; rents near all-time high

DECEMBER 2016 | CBRE
With an impressive 204.3 million sq. ft. of total net absorption year-to-date, 2016 is on pace to be the strongest year for industrial leasing demand since 2005. Net absorption of 77.4 million sq. ft. in Q3 2016 marked the 26th
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Industrial real estate market is at top of its game, says JLL

DECEMBER 2016 | Logistics Management
A wave of tremendous momentum in the industrial real estate market is showing no signs of crashing anytime in the near future, according to analysis recently issued by JLL. The industrial real estate firm pointed to myriad factors for better than good market conditions in 2016, which it said are likely to continue in 2017, including:
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Should You Sell Everything? Cycles, the Long-Term View and the Next Recession

NOVEMBER 2016 | NREI
I really get a kick out of self-appointed “economists” with a flare for the dramatic, who come out with dire
exhortations in the media to garner attention. There are many talented and colorful people who receive media
coverage because of their ability to elicit strong emotional responses. More likely than not, they are “talking their book,”—that is, deliberately supporting their strategy…
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Beyond Niche

OCTOBER 2016 | PERE
Forget student housing or self-storage. Some investors are diving into even more unusual real estate investment strategies, hoping to find yield, steady operating income or protection against a downturn.
Depending on an investor’s taste for risk and rarity, the four main real estate food groups are looking a little blander these days.
In the unending quest for yield, some investors…
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Blackstone Cuts Deal to Buy West Coast Logistics Portfolio for $1.5 Billion

SEPTEMBER 2016 | Morningstar
Private-equity giant Blackstone Group LP has cut a deal to pay $1.5 billion for a portfolio of logistics centers, in the latest sign that this e-commerce-driven business is one of the hottest area in the commercial-property industry. Blackstone, the world’s largest private real-estate owner, has signed a contract to buy the 12 million-square-foot portfolio of mostly West Coast property from LBA Realty LLC, an Irvine, Calif.-based…
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Industrial property performs robustly in second quarter

AUGUST 2016 | IREI
Strength in industrial and logistics markets throughout the Americas continued during second quarter 2016, according to CBRE’s “Americas Industrial and Logistics Trends Report.”…
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More Markets See Warehouse Caps Under 5%

JUNE 2016 | REAlert
As core investors widen their hunt for high-quality warehouses, industrial capitalization rates are plunging to new lows in markets around the country.
Capitalization rates in the range of 4-5%, previously achieved in the super-tight markets of Southern California and New Jersey, are increasingly showing up in other coastal cities, such as Miami and Seattle, and even some inland areas like Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago…
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U.S. Industrial Report, Q3 2015

APRIL 2016 | CBRE
U.S. industrial market posts lowest availability since 2001…
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Industrial Sales, Takeovers Shatter Record

FEBRUARY 2016 | Real Estate Alert
Industrial deals skyrocketed in 2015, as property trades and corporate acquisitions combined to double the peak volume of the last cycle.
Some $36.9 billion worth of large U.S. industrial…
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Institutions Under Allocated in Industrial

JANUARY 2016 | Globe Street
There is runway left in the industrial cycle, and one clear sign is the under allocation of institutional capital in industrial. “Institutional capital is…
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Industrial Sector Ends 2015 Still in Middle Innings

JANUARY 2016 | Penton
Though it could win the Most Improved Real Estate Sector award, the U.S. industrial sector hasn’t yet hit the seventh­inning stretch in this market cycle, according to industry experts. Investors both foreign and domestic…
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New Temptations, Foreign investors are suddenly drawn to industrial properties

JANUARY 2016 | National Real Estate Investor
Industrial properties, typically a sector ignored by foreign investors due to comparatively low lease rates and locations far away from urban centers, have now become a desired asset class for such buyers, including foreign pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, experts say…
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Big fish, little fish: The biggest firms get bigger, and consolidation is the way of the industry, or is it?

OCTOBER 2015 | Institutional Real Estate Americas
Are the tectonic plates shifting under the real estate landscape? The explosive growth of “super-size” investment managers in recent years has been dramatic. According to research conducted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Property Funds Research, in 2013 the 10 largest managers controlled 34 percent of the…
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Are the Very Serious People wrong? Rising interest rates will not necessarily increase office cap rates

OCTOBER 2015 | Institutional Real Estate Americas
“Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.” — John Maynard Keynes, A Tract on Monetary Reform…
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ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast

OCTOBER 2015 | ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate
A Survey of Leading Real Estate Economists/Analysts
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Spotlight on INDUSTRIAL | Industrial Real Estate Sector Poised for Continued Boom

APRIL 2015 | National Real Estate Investor
Industry pros remain bullish about investment, leasing and development in all corners of the country. Like the other core commercial real estate sectors, industrial real estate has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Fueled by low interest rates, declining unemployment and broader economic growth, fundamentals within the sector have improved dramatically since the Great Recession…
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Industrial Land at Premium as Users’ Needs Shift

APRIL 2015 | National Real Estate Investor
Demand for e¬commerce fulfillment centers and new manufacturing facilities has shifted industrial space requirements from large properties to mid¬sized buildings, already in short supply following the recession. The shift is contributing to higher prices for infill land parcels…
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Industrial and office properties forecast to outperform

MARCH 2015 | Institutional Real Estate Americas
The United States’ commercial real estate market continues to improve in all areas, according a recent report published by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. With economic growth improving, real estate returns are set to outperform most other…
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