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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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Industrial Real Estate Demand Growth Is Decelerating

Industrial Real Estate Demand Growth is Decelerating

Industrial real estate―defined as warehouses, distribution centers, flex spaces and other industrial buildings with storage facilities―is one of the few traditional property sectors that has sustained demand in the past five years, earning it golden child status. But that may be about to change, according to newly published research from Deloitte, that predicts that industrial real estate’s growth momentum could be in trouble.

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