Recently Amazon announced their distribution project, 875KSF warehouse center project at Port of Tucson, and while the footprint will be 857KSF, the overall building area is 2.3MSF. https://realestatedaily-news.com/that-massive-project-at-port-of-tucson-yeah-its-amazon/
Instead of storing product at a retail store like target, the ecommerce company can ship directly from the warehouse or consumers can pick up the product from the warehouse. Now, for a lot of businesses there’s no need for retail anymore because the consumer identifies the company/product on Amazon, Google, Yelp, etc as opposed to driving down the street.
A perfect example is gyms in industrial business parks. Gyms in industrial business parks are very common now because the rent is cheap and the consumer finds the gym on google, yelp etc, not driving down the street. Lower rent means cheaper prices which will create competition for retailers, effectively disrupting their business and bankrupting them (Sports Authority)……..Bye Bye LA Fitness
This effectively creates more demand for industrial property/warehouses which means rates rise, investors prosper.
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