While final-mile real estate got the majority of the press, the backbone of distribution throughout North America remained regional big-box distribution centers.


A variety of factors across North America created record demand for big-box industrial facilities in 2018. Core markets including the Inland Empire, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Northern-Central New Jersey, Southern New Jersey-Eastern Pennsylvania and Toronto all posted robust fundamentals, while emerging secondary markets that are near the fastest-growing population centers and in close proximity to the most utilized logistics hubs in the region continued to grow.

In this unique interactive report, the Colliers’ 2018 Year-End Big-Box Review and Outlook Report examines the record strength of the North American big-box industrial market in 2018, which includes the seven core North American big-box markets, as well as nine emerging secondary markets. We will highlight the fundamentals, take a look at demand factors including demographics and logistics capabilities, and will assess what lies ahead for 2019 and beyond.

For more insights, explore the Industrial Logistics & Transportation Solutions 2018 Year-End Big-Box Review and Outlook.