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.”