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Tales From The Industrial Boom: South Florida Real Estate Pros Turn To Creative Problem Solving With Demand High And Land Scarce

DEMAND and SUPPLY. Words on the scales

A former Miami golf course turned into an industrial park. A Hollywood warehouse chopped up into six smaller offerings. And a bidding war over industrial space in East Hialeah.

Commercial brokers recount these tales in South Florida, a market with high demand for warehouses but not enough industrial-zoned land for new development. Industrial experts must turn to creative problem solving, as a reluctance to visit brick-and-mortar stores has led to a boom in online shopping and a burgeoning need to store appliances, food and other goods. Continue reading

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How To Plan For Logistics Real Estate Growth? Underestimate It.

South Florida Logistics Center

In early July, real estate and investment giant JLL Inc. published a five-year outlook for U.S. e-commerce demand and logistics warehousing capacity.

The projections elicited “ooh-and-aah” types of responses, mainly because of the large numbers being bandied about. U.S. e-commerce sales would hit $1.5 trillion by 2025, while demand for logistics real estate would increase by an additional 1 billion square feet, JLL predicted.

Nearly three months later and with the benefit of hindsight, Rich Thompson, who headed the team that developed the report, realizes those projections were “very, very conservative.”

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Why Warehouses Will Be A Good Investment In The Near Future

The retail apocalypse was a major concern before the COVID-19 outbreak took hold.

In 2019, an estimated 9,500 stores went out of business, according to Coresight Research. But now, a lot of major retailers are making plans to close stores as the effects of the pandemic rear their ugly head.
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