In 2016, the U.S. industrial market completed its second consecutive year of record-breaking activity with every key indicator reaching all-time highs. Colliers’ Q4 2016 U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Report examines the way e-commerce has made industrial the darling of commercial real estate, creating robust demand for big-box buildings in core industrial markets, last-mile distribution centers in secondary markets and industrial flex space in urban areas.

As we look at the market performance at the end of 2016 and turn to expectations for 2017, these driving factors continue to support robust fundamentals in core industrial markets. These key drivers will also expand demand in secondary markets near inland ports and large population centers and lead to a resurgence in demand for both manufacturing space and flex space in markets throughout the country.



All in all, 2016 set the bar high for industrial market performance. But 2017 may prove to be another landmark in the record-setting pace that industrial has established in recent years.

For more details on the latest trends in the industrial market, download the Q4 2016 U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Report. In addition to reading the report, be sure to explore Colliers’ new U.S. Industrial Market Dashboard for a detailed, interactive view of the latest data and forecasts.