CRE Opinion: Tenants Seeking ‘Cookie Cutter’ Industrial Properties Are Anything But Vanilla

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Article written by Cliff Booth – While e-commerce has certainly played a role in the current industrial market, it is hardly the backbone of this commercial real estate sector. Industrial real estate has been the talk of town here in Dallas-Fort Worth and around the nation. Newly built high-cube distribution facilities are a popular trend in the industrial space, but … Read More

CRE Opinion: Cold Storage in North Texas is Heating Up

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In some cases, converting existing warehouse space into refrigerated space can cost half the price of a new development. In North Texas, the demand for refrigerated and freezer warehouse space is rising right along with the population growth in the region. According to the North Texas Commission, the Dallas-Fort Worth region is growing at a rate of 1.37 people every … Read More

A Different Take on Last Mile Distribution

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“Last Mile Retail” is the latest topic buzzing through discussions of industrial real estate. It refers to the final stage of online purchasing and the travel of goods to the buyer from a distribution center. The obvious benefit is short lead-time delivery options for retailers/wholesalers to transport products to consumers at their place of business or residence. We concur that … Read More

Getting ‘A’ Returns on ‘B’ Properties

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It’s not unusual in Dallas for one day of commercial real estate news to tout a corporate relocation with 1,000 new jobs, a multimillion dollar office building renovation, and signing of a 50,000-square-foot lease at top-of-market rates. Looking through such a positive Dallas CRE lens, it’s hard to figure out national headlines warning of the risk of office building defaults … Read More