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Is Industrial Supply the Real Surprise?


According to a recent Green Street’s 2019 U.S. Industrial Outlook, expectations for the industrial sector over the next five years in terms of operating fundamentals and asset values. The report’s most significant takeaway is that the sector’s strong performance and outlook is not only driven by exceptional ecommerce-fueled demand, but also by rising obstacles to development that have driven industrial land values and overall construction costs higher.

The company, which also analyzes other reit sectors, also recently had a report noting that non-core real estate actually dominates. “There are a lot more than four flavors,” they said. Green Street’s Mike Kirby explains that non-traditional real estate sectors like healthcare, self storage and data centers, for example, have shown tremendous growth over the past decade.

“These non-core property types offer higher prospective returns going forward,” Kirby adds.

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