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Tight Industrial Supply Turns Subleases Profitable

Some dynamics of logistical and industrial space leasing are feeling pressures of inadequate supply, according to a panel of NAI Global industrial and logistics real estate experts meeting virtually.

Although demand pacing ahead of supply had become expected by partway through the pandemic — industrial with multifamily being the two darling property types for owners and investors — many markets have become weaker. A recent Cushman & Wakefield study found that industrial had shown signs of slowing down in the fourth quarter of 2022. Only five of 81 tracked markets posted double-digit quarterly increases, although some bright spots such as Charleston, Inland Empire, Phoenix, and Miami all recorded annual gains of 40% or higher. Coastal and port/population-proximate markets continued to see premium pricing.

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Industrial Real Estate Demand Strong Heading Toward Final Months Of Tumultuous Year

The nation’s industrial real estate market is headed toward the closing months of 2022 with strong demand overcoming uncertainty about the course of the global economy.

Leasing of logistics, manufacturing and warehouse properties has been hitting records during the third quarter as businesses and investors also build and buy industrial properties at near-record levels, analysts and brokers told CoStar News. That comes as they describe heading into a fourth quarter beset by uncertainty as the prospect of a recession looms, interest rates are expected to bump up further and the pandemic grinds on.
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