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High Flow Through Logistics Drawing Investor Attention

Institutional appetite for high flow through (HFT) logistics real estate remains strong, with Realterm raising raised $630 million in LP commitments for its latest fund that focuses on this category.

The Realterm Logistics Fund IV (RLF IV) hit its contractual hard cap of $630 million in LP commitments. It’s the fourth fund in the firm’s US closed-end, value-add Realterm Logistics Fund Series. Realterm defined HFT properties as ones that facilitate the movement, not the storage, of freight through the nation’s supply chain.

Property types include cross-dock truck terminals, transload and related trans-shipment, final mile delivery facilities, industrial outdoor storage, and parcel sortation, among others.
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Industrial Real-Estate Developers Are Hot On Cold-Storage Warehouses

Industrial real-estate developers have been stepping up building cold-storage warehouses in the U.S. without tenants lined up for the space, betting that pandemic-driven changes in the way consumers buy groceries and meals are here to stay.

Nearly 3.3 million square feet of refrigerated warehouse space was under construction through the second quarter of this year nationwide without companies slated ahead of time to take up the sites, some 1,000% more than was built in 2019, according to a report just by real-estate services firm CBRE.

The growth in what is known in real estate as speculative construction follows an upheaval in consumer buying patterns during the Covid-19 pandemic, as Americans rushed to buy groceries online and stocked up on more frozen foods while supermarket chains and food suppliers recast their supply chains to meet the demand.

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Four Reasons Industrial Real Estate Is Unstoppable In 2022

It may be 2022, but many of the forces that drove the economy in 2021 are still in the driver’s seat.

The long-term upward trend of e-commerce is stronger than ever. The supply chain that gets products from websites to consumers is still not performing well. Inflation is rising, and the Federal Reserve probably will soon raise interest rates. Luckily, there’s an investment that may benefit from each of these forces — specifically, industrial real estate, which includes properties such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and even marijuana growing facilities.

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