Category Archives: industrial real estate

E-commerce inspiring industrial leaders to take over space in urban areas

By Todd Heine Principal, Avison Young E-commerce continues to fuel many aspects of Chicago’s industrial market, which is seeing considerable activity heading into the second quarter of 2017. While e-commerce is often viewed from the perspective of Amazon.com and its … Continue reading

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Avison Young: Chicago industrial market full of renewed vigor

by Dan Rafter Renewed vigor. Those are the words that Avision Young used to describe the Chicago industrial market at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016. And that’s a description sure to please the CRE professionals who work … Continue reading

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Amazon, e-commerce and the growth of regional distribution hubs

Guest post by Matt Mulvihill, CBRE E-commerce has been one of the main drivers of industrial activity in the Chicago market in recent years. Led by several large users, the e-commerce industry has been responsible for absorbing large quantities of … Continue reading

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Southeast Wisconsin industrial market not just attracting tenants from Illinois

by Dan Rafter The story is an old one: Illinois end users are fleeing the state and crossing the border into Southeast Wisconsin to find more affordable warehouse and distribution center space. But a pair of brokers – one from … Continue reading

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Opus’ Kurucz: Overbuilding not an issue in Chicago industrial market

by Dan Rafter Opus Group is making a big investment in Chicago’s Interstate-55 corridor, building a 111,345-square-foot speculative industrial building in the Paragon Business Park in suburban Romeoville. This will be the second and final phase of Opus’ work at … Continue reading

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Numbers from Real Capital Markets prove one thing: CRE had a boom year in 2016

by Dan Rafter How strong a year was 2016 for commercial real estate? The numbers from Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace for buying and selling commercial real estate, say that last year was a record-breaker for the industry. Real … Continue reading

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Beyond supply and demand: Macro-economics and industrial in 2017

By Jason West, SIOR Supply and demand, on the surface, are two simple factors that together influence industrial real estate pricing for sales and leases, and shape the new development landscape. But once you scratch the surface, there’s a lot … Continue reading

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