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China’s logistics demand keeps business rolling in for developers

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jul 6, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Rapidly rising demand for retail and e-commerce logistics in China is providing warehouse property developers with a constant stream of business in both tier one cities along the coast and in the less developed inland regions.
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Wal-Mart latest to tap Indiana as e-commerce hub

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Jul 2, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

Wal-Mart’s recent decision to open a 1.2 million square-foot online retailing fulfillment center outside of Indianapolis suggests the state’s motto as the “crossroads of America” is well deserved.
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China’s logistics property developer poised for strong growth

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 30, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

The Chinese government has identified logistics as one of the pillar industries to support economic growth, and the phenomenal development in this area can be seen in the annual report of Global Logistics Properties, the mainland’s market leader.
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What is an e-commerce warehouse?

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 20, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

What exactly is an e-commerce warehouse?
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No end in sight to China’s logistics property needs

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 20, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

Logistics property developers in China continue to supply new warehouses to support a seemingly insatiable appetite for e-commerce distribution facilities.
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Warehouse Leases Highlight China Supply Shortage

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 3, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

There is no letup in the demand for modern logistics facilities in China, but local and foreign companies are competing for a limited number of available warehouses outside the developed logistics centers.
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With Eye on Meat Imports, New Orleans Cold Storage Expands in Charleston

Grace M. Lavigne, Associate Web Editor | Jun 3, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT

New Orleans Cold Storage has plans to more than double the size of its existing storage space at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
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Online Sales Transforming Home Depot

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 29, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

E-commerce sales generated some heat for The Home Depot during a frigid winter. Online purchases rose by $232 million or 40 percent in the first quarter as the home improvement retailer’s website drew more than 3 million visitors a day.
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Cold Storage Expanding by Leaps and Bounds

Stephanie Nall, Cool Cargoes Editor | May 22, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

Growth at North America’s two largest cold storage companies has mushroomed in recent years, with both looking at overseas opportunities.
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US Industrial Real Estate Space at a Premium

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | May 22, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

The warehouse and distribution center industry grew strongly in 2013, and this momentum continued into the first quarter of 2014.
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Warehouse Choice? It’s Personal

Stephanie Nall, Cool Cargoes Editor | May 19, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

While some cold storage companies are growing rapidly, the head of one midsize warehouse company says that doesn’t apply throughout the industry.
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Warehouse Investment Increases Singapore’s Regional Footprint

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 18, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT

Singapore’s rising prominence as a strategic logistics hub for Southeast Asia was further illustrated by the recent investment in warehouse and distribution facilities in the city-state by DHL and Menlo Logistics.
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China E-Commerce Boom Leads to Shortage in Warehouse Supply

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 9, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

The rapid growth in China’s e-commerce market, reflected in the hype surrounding the forthcoming U.S. IPO of Alibaba, is exposing an acute shortage of quality warehouse and distribution center space that developers and governments are rushing to address.
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Global Industrial Property Developer to Expand Investment in China

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Apr 14, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

Goodman Group plans to increase its investment in China to $3 billion in the next three to four years, Philip Pearce, the Australia-listed global industrial property developer’s China country manager, said in Shanghai.
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Interroll Revamps Distribution As e-Commerce Grows

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Apr 1, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

The Swiss manufacturer of key distribution system components is expanding its own distribution and manufacturing footprint in the U.S. as e-commerce demand fuels distribution center construction.
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Monterrey Inland Port Harnesses Mexican Boom

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Mar 19, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

The inland port of Monterrey, Mexico, is attracting new shippers, and new customs legislation will allow existing and future tenants to more easily tap foreign trade zone benefits.
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Home Depot’s New Strategy Tied to E-Commerce Growth

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Mar 7, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

It begins with a leaky faucet, or perhaps a broken piece of crown molding, or a washing machine, or ceiling fan. Something needs to be fixed, replaced, improved or installed — and the right tools are required to do it. That specific need generates the demand that sets the supply chain in motion at The Home Depot, and increasingly that demand first appears as an online order placed through the retailer’s website.
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GLP Raises Brazilian Logistics Fund to $1.1 Billion

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EST

Singapore-based logistics developer GLP adds $230 million to its Brazilian development fund, which now totals $1.1 billion, to build out leasable distribution space in Brazil.
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GLP, Chinese Investors in $2.5 Billion Logistics Pact

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 18, 2014, 4:51 PM EST

Global Logistics Properties wins $2.5 billion in support from Chinese investors to expand its fast-growing network of modern logistics facilities across China.
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Warehouse Markets Tightening Around US

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Feb 12, 2014, 8:52 PM EST

Craig Meyer, president of Jones Lang LaSalle’s industrial brokerage team, advises clients that are looking for warehouse space in hot markets such as Southern California, Northern New Jersey and Dallas to focus on the property that best suits their needs and to move decisively to close the deal.
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Calgary Harnesses Its Logistics Energy

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Feb 12, 2014, 6:16 PM EST

It’s not hard to see why major shippers are setting up shop or expanding their distribution operations in Calgary. Roughly $3.5 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the coming year.
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Home Depot Opens Georgia E-Commerce Fulfillment Center

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 11, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

ATLANTA — Home Depot yesterday opened the first of three new direct fulfillment centers designed to speed online orders to consumers through distribution channels across its supply chain.
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E-Commerce Drives Industrial Real Estate Boom

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Feb 11, 2014, 9:55 AM EST

Shippers are expected to make bolder moves in recalibrating their supply chains’ real estate footprint this year, even if many traditional retailers are still determining how to take advantage of the e-commerce rush.
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Demand Rises for Industrial Real Estate in California’s Inland Empire

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jan 29, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

The industrial real estate market in Southern California’s Inland Empire — the most sought-after location in the country for warehouses and distribution centers — is in near-perfect harmony right now.
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China’s Logistics Growth Tied to Modern DC Development

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 16, 2013, 1:33 PM EST

When Jeffrey H. Schwartz looks to China, he sees a land brimming with logistics opportunities — billions of dollars in opportunities, in fact.
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Home Depot to Build 3 DCs to Speed E-Commerce Deliveries

JOC Team | Dec 13, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

Suggesting that pressure is growing to deliver faster to e-commerce customers, Home Depot said it will be build three direct fulfillment centers around the country that will enable it to ship orders up to 5 PM on the day they are received.
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Southern Retailer Belk Expands Online Distribution Network

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 12, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

With online sales soaring 45 percent in the third quarter, Southern retail chain Belk is expanding its e-commerce distribution and fulfilllment network.
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GLP Targets E-Commerce With $3 Billion China Logistics Fund

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 20, 2013, 3:16 PM EST

The rapid growth of e-commerce in China is a facet of the robust domestic consumption fueling demand for modern logistics facilities, according to Jeffrey H. Schwartz of Global Logistics Properties.
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E-Commerce Explosion Sparks Building Boom

David Biederman | Nov 4, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

The dramatic growth of e-commerce is driving demand for a product that can’t be obtained online — big box e-fulfillment centers.
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Most Wanted Features for E-Commerce Fulfillment Centers

JOC Staff | Nov 4, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

Major retailers are opening new omnichannel fulfillment centers larger than 500,000 square feet in areas offering access to key population centers.
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Construction Begins on Kansas City Area Logistics Park

JOC Staff | Sep 30, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

Block Real Estate Services has started construction on its newest industrial park, Lenexa Logistics Centre, in Lenexa, Kan.
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OOCL Leases Office Space in Utah

JOC Staff | Sep 24, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

OOCL has leased 50,000 square feet of office space in the RiverPark 7 building in South Jordan, Utah.
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Zenith Global Logistics Opens Indianapolis Hub

JOC Team | Sep 18, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

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Shanghai Yupei, Financial Groups to Invest in 17 Warehouses in China

JOC Staff | Sep 3, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

The Carlyle Group and The Townsend Group have partnered with Shanghai Yupei Group to invest in 17 warehouses in China, representing a combined equity commitment of $400 million.
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Report: US Industrial Real Estate Market Reflects Positive Trending

JOC Staff | Aug 19, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

The U.S. industrial real estate market performed “well” during the first half of 2013, highlighted by year-over-year increases in transaction volume and revenue in many markets...
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OnTrac to Expand San Diego Facility

JOC Staff | Aug 13, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

OnTrac has decided to expand its San Diego operation to support increased volume.
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Europe's Most Desirable Logistics Location Is ... Where?

JOC Staff | Jul 22, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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Work Begins on New NFI $9.3 Million Pa. Warehouse

JOC Staff | Jul 17, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

NFI, a New Jersey-based supply chain company, and Hillwood, a real estate developer, have broken ground on a distribution site in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, which will provide warehousing services on the East Coast.
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Construction to Begin on PDX Logistics Center in Oregon

JOC Staff | Jul 12, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

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OHL Signs Lease for Florida Distribution Center

JOC Staff | Jul 11, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has signed a 185,520 square foot industrial lease to fully occupy Pan American North Distribution Center in Medley, Fla., near Miami.
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