Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel.  Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… Continue Reading Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station

Are Farmland Values Ripe For A New Season? (7 mins)

How trends in the U.S. Agriculture industry can affect farm related real estate. Similar to periods before deleveraging and bust periods in agricultural environments, today’s low interest rates and high farm land values are encouraging farmers to incur significant amounts of debt while national net farm income continues to decrease, and U.S. interest rates continue… Continue Reading Are Farmland Values Ripe For A New Season? (7 mins)

How Can NAFTA Negotiations Impact Industrial Real Estate?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into place in 1993, with a goal to reduce trading costs, increase business investment and help North America be more competitive in the global marketplace. The agreement is between Canada, the United States and Mexico, and put into place policies to facilitate cross border activity of… Continue Reading How Can NAFTA Negotiations Impact Industrial Real Estate?

Government Officials’ Shortsighted Port Investment Hampers Industrial Market

Industrial real estate in the U.S. is booming.  Fueled by e-commerce companies such as Amazon, the industrial real estate sector is experiencing one of the longest and strongest expansions on record.  According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), the industrial sector just reached its 28th consecutive quarter of gain in net occupancy with… Continue Reading Government Officials’ Shortsighted Port Investment Hampers Industrial Market

DSS Wrap Up: George Conti, VP Global Real Estate – Iron Mountain

Thursday, September 28th, the Baker Program in Real Estate was honored to welcome back to campus, George Conti, as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS). George is the Vice President of Global Real Estate at Iron Mountain, the world’s premier information storage firm. George is responsible for both the project management and transactions… Continue Reading DSS Wrap Up: George Conti, VP Global Real Estate – Iron Mountain

Industrial Real Estate Impacts from a Flourishing Cannabis Market

On November 6, 2012, Colorado Amendment 64 was passed by initiative, thereby legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Once Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the law into place, a brand-new industry was born: the cannabis industry. Since then, seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Naturally, industrial… Continue Reading Industrial Real Estate Impacts from a Flourishing Cannabis Market

Ben Butcher: Strategy Behind STAG and Industrial REITs

Ben Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of STAG Industrial, visited the Baker Program in Real Estate last week as the next key leader offering students and faculty insights by way of the Distinguished Speaker Series. During his time at STAG, Butcher has overseen the expansion of the company from its… Continue Reading Ben Butcher: Strategy Behind STAG and Industrial REITs