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 I’ve found that mid-sized, second-generation properties are a long-term investment that never go out of style.

While many attribute the recent success of industrial real estate to online retailers like Amazon, additional businesses including automotive and electronics, construction and design, food, entertainment and lifestyle, healthcare, and other types of companies are also driving demand. These users prefer infill locations versus new construction because they need to be close to business centers.

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