December 5, 2018

Demand has exceeded supply for nine consecutive years by an average of 94.1 million sq. ft., driving the vacancy rate to a historic low of 4.3%

The industrial real estate sector will continue to evolve in 2019 amid the integration of logistics and retail. Major markets with large population centers and complex supply chains will continue to capture much of the logistics demand; however, significant growth prospects are evident in secondary markets with strong demographic shifts. Occupier demand should remain strong in 2019; however, lack of available logistics space will challenge the expansion or relocation plans of some users. As a result, absorption gains may soften while average asking rents rise. Learn how to be in an advantageous position next year by exploring CBRE’s 2019 Industrial & Logistics Outlook Report.

Demand Exceeds Supply for 32 Out of 33 Quarters, Driving Vacancy to Historic Lows


Source: CBRE Research, CBRE Econometric Advisors, Q3 2018.

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