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Industrial real estate is a broad sector encompassing many business types and property uses. Locations of properties in this sector are determined more by access to transportation than by population density. Sites are located next to highway interchanges, along train routes, and near airports. However, being located within a close distance to a large labor force is also crucial because industrial parks and centers usually employ hundreds if not thousands of people. Industrial properties are typically leased, but some companies do choose to own their location. Rental rates are usually lower for these spaces because of the lower cost to construct the buildings. Industrial buildings have few office spaces and are mostly comprised of large open spaces either for equipment or storage.

Role / Company Location Posted
AccountantAtapco Baltimore, MD Feb 19, 2019
Senior Director - Acquisitions (Industrial- Atlanta, Georgia)Westmount Realty Capital Atlanta, GA Feb 18, 2019
Director of LeasingSimone Develoment Companies Bronx, NY Feb 18, 2019
Chief Financial Officer - Alternative Investment ManagerSystima Capital Management LLC Chicago, IL Feb 18, 2019
Loan Asset Manager, Commercial Real EstateUSAA Real Estate San Antonio, TX Feb 18, 2019
Vice President, Global Real Estate Workplace ServicesHewlett Packard Enterprise Company San Jose, CA Feb 16, 2019
Real Estate Private Equity Fund Analyst - Center City, PhiladelphiaArden Group Philadelphia, PA Feb 15, 2019
Associate Financial Planning & AnalysisNorthwood Investors Denver, CO Feb 15, 2019
Investments/Asset Manager - Southeast RegionHigh Street Realty Company Atlanta, GA Feb 15, 2019
Investment Sales ManagerKassin Sabbagh Realty new york, NY Feb 19, 2019



Looking to the future

Industrial real estate is deeply tied to the strength of the US economy, especially in areas of manufacturing and distribution. When the economy slows, production will slow at these facilities and businesses will suffer. As oil and energy costs rise, transportation costs for materials to and from these industrial facilities will also rise. Industrial developers seek strategic locations in advance of distribution logistics as well as technology changes that prompt needs for data centers and yet to be discovered real estate solutions for technology innovations. Many manufacturing facilities are in the midst of redevelopment and repurposing as manufacturing processes evolve.

 
Industrial

Skills Required

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution centers
  • Data centers
  • Technology Parks

Professional Reading and Resources


  • "Commercial Property News"
  • "Real Estate Forum"
  • "Development Magazine" by NAIOP
  • "National Real Estate Investor"
  • "Urban Land" by ULI

Top Companies


  • ProLogis
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Duke Realty Corp.
  • RREEF
  • USAA Real Estate Co.