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Industrial real estate is a broad sector encompassing many business types and property uses. Locations of properties in this sector are determined more by access to transportation than by population density. Sites are located next to highway interchanges, along train routes, and near airports. However, being located within a close distance to a large labor force is also crucial because industrial parks and centers usually employ hundreds if not thousands of people. Industrial properties are typically leased, but some companies do choose to own their location. Rental rates are usually lower for these spaces because of the lower cost to construct the buildings. Industrial buildings have few office spaces and are mostly comprised of large open spaces either for equipment or storage.

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE, TAX SERVICESThe Dilweg Companies, LLC Durham, NC Sep 21, 2021
ASSOCIATE, TAX SERVICESThe Dilweg Companies, LLC Durham, NC Sep 21, 2021
VP - SVP AcquisitionsBlue Vista Capital Management, LLC Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2021
Manager, Asset Management Operations (Based in Chicago, United States)Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd Chicago, IL Sep 21, 2021



Looking to the future

Industrial real estate is deeply tied to the strength of the US economy, especially in areas of manufacturing and distribution. When the economy slows, production will slow at these facilities and businesses will suffer. As oil and energy costs rise, transportation costs for materials to and from these industrial facilities will also rise. Industrial developers seek strategic locations in advance of distribution logistics as well as technology changes that prompt needs for data centers and yet to be discovered real estate solutions for technology innovations. Many manufacturing facilities are in the midst of redevelopment and repurposing as manufacturing processes evolve.

 
Industrial

Skills Required

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution centers
  • Data centers
  • Technology Parks

Professional Reading and Resources


  • "Commercial Property News"
  • "Real Estate Forum"
  • "Development Magazine" by NAIOP
  • "National Real Estate Investor"
  • "Urban Land" by ULI

Top Companies


  • ProLogis
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Duke Realty Corp.
  • RREEF
  • USAA Real Estate Co.