How E-Commerce Will Drive Industrial Change

November 9, 2017

As e-commerce continues to grow, so do the demands for the best supply chain management facilities. These facilities are different than that traditional industrial distribution centers. These facilities need to accommodate sending packages to individual homes, not just sending large truckloads to retail stores. They also require more employee parking and fewer docks for trucks.

Below is an article from that describes the current situation the e-commerce industry is facing and some of the solutions they have developed. After reading the article give us a call at Caton Commercial so we can work with you to find the best commercial real estate to meet your needs.

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The expansion of e-commerce has transformed the US industrial market in ways large and small and fueled a remarkable expansion that has already outlasted any other in the post-WW II-era. Many investors and developers have begun to wonder just how much longer this stupendous growth can continue. But most seem to agree that the nation’s supply chain still needs a lot of work to make it compatible with the needs of e-commerce, and that means there is every likelihood that this expansion will continue for a relatively long stretch, even if a few cracks have begun to appear.

“Vacancy has ticked up around two one-hundredths of a percent,” Jack Rosenberg, Colliers International’s national director, logistics, and transportation, tells “So that raises a few questions.” And even though positive absorption throughout Southern CA is “off the charts,” leasing is a little slow in industrial powerhouses like Dallas and Atlanta, at least compared to the historic numbers put up in recent years. Furthermore, in the Chicago region, there are currently four one million square foot buildings available.

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