Show & Tell: Major trends impacting industrial real estate

Clark Machemer is the senior managing director of Crow Holdings Industrial’s New Jersey office.

We asked Clark about what major trends are impacting industrial real estate.

Just as the e-commerce revolution has led to a race for industrial space, it has also led to a race for employees. With unemployment low, many e-commerce and logistics firms are conducting heavy recruiting pushes, and the right facility can be a major factor that helps industrial tenants attract and retain employees. As this trend accelerates, we will see more occupiers seeking conveniences and amenities in their facilities, and — as a result — we’ll see a greater number of developers create industrial properties with features that enhance the employees’ workday, from large windows that let in natural light to food truck areas and onsite walking trails.”