U.S. Industrial Demand Surges Leading to Record Fundamentals

The U.S. industrial market remains on a roll, as detailed in our Q3 2018 U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Report with robust activity, record development, and all-time high occupancy and rental rates. Industrial real estate demand continues to be driven by a strong domestic economy and the need to modernize and expand supply chains to keep up with growing e-commerce retail sales. Occupiers are leasing both regional big-box facilities as well as last mile distribution centers in core and emerging markets throughout the country. As we look ahead, the short-term forecast for industrial real estate is robust, thanks to continued economic and e-commerce trends. Longer term, however, trade tensions and growing labor shortages loom as rising worries.


Be sure to explore the Q3 2018 update to Your Market Insights Hub | U.S. Industrial, which presents the latest data and forecasts in a detailed, interactive format — including a new metro map feature.