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Industrial on the Up and Up

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators from Associate Alec Haley of HFF's San Francisco office. With the national vacancy rate dropping to 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017, despite more than 220 million square feet of space delivered last year, industrial remains one of the tightest commercial real estate sectors in the country. Across the board, vacancy rates fell in nearly three quarters of all U.S. markets, as the national rate achieved an all-time cyclical low. Los Angeles, Orange County and the San Francisco East Bay areas are the ... [Read More]


Floating Warehouses: A New Meaning of “Dock High"

Monday, January 09, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators from Director Marty Busekrus in HFF's Miami office. It was announced recently that the U.S. Patent Office awarded Amazon patent approval of an “AIRBORNE FULFILLMENT CENTER UTILIZING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ITEM DELIVERY.” This is essentially a warehouse in the sky designed to air-drop packages directly to consumers. At first, I thought Amazon had finally gone too far with the last mile but, after reading the full patent, it started to become clear the implications may be less science fiction than at... [Read More]




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