Are Industrial Values Getting Too High?

Over the last few years, investor interest in industrial real estate has risen to a fever pitch.

Rent growth and cap rate compression are propelling investor interest in industrial properties, according to David Bitner, head of Americas capital markets research with real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. He notes that industrial asset values, including capital and appreciation, grew by 13.1 percent in 2017 alone, compared to 7.0 percent overall for all other commercial real estate sectors.

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Most Warehouses In U.S. Inadequate For E-Commerce Distribution

According to CBRE, momentum for additional construction of U.S. warehouses is not likely to wane, because the vast majority of the country’s warehouse stock is decades old and ill-suited for the demands of e-commerce.

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Big-Box Warehouses Now More Valuable Than Offices

Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, the value of big-box warehouses now surpasses that of office buildings

A new report by Colliers International shows large high-tech warehouses of more than 200K SF with 28-foot ceilings have become particularly valuable.

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