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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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Need For Logistics Space Remains High, Says Prologis

On its recent fourth-quarter earnings call, management from logistics real estate giant Prologis Inc.  said strong demand from the second half of 2020 has continued into the new year.

“We entered 2021 with optimism and confidence,” commented CFO Tom Olinger.

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Big Box Retail Eyed As Good Candidate For Warehouse Conversions

As retail struggles throughout the pandemic, there are many arguments for converting slumping shopping centers into new uses.

Big box retail hasn’t suffered as much as mom-and-pop stores, gyms and restaurants. Still, investors and developers are looking to warehouse conversions as a way to take advantage of the higher returns and strong rental growth of the logistics sector, according to Stuart Taylor, senior director of retail investments for JLL in a new post.
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