By: Jeff Venghaus, executive vice president and industrial lead, JLL Houston
Houston is rising as a big-box market thanks to strong population growth and the expansion of e-commerce and consumer goods. This year, the market is set to deliver a record seven warehouse and distribution facilities of greater than 400,000 square… Read More
With e-commerce driving industrial real estate demand nationwide, the need for warehouse labor has also increased dramatically.
From 2010 to 2014, e-commerce was the third most active industrial sector, accounting for 16.1 percent of all “big-box” transactions nationally, just behind traditional retail and consumer non-durables. However, over the last two years,… Read More
This is the second in a two-part series focused on exploring factors that make Houston a compelling destination for warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers and what each of Houston’s top industrial submarkets have to offer developers and end-users from a supply chain perspective.
As discussed in the first part of this series, Houston makes a strong case as a link in major U.S. and global supply chains. However, the complexity… Read More
This is the first in a two-part series exploring factors that make Houston a compelling destination for warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers, and what each of Houston’s top industrial submarkets have to offer developers and end-users from a supply chain perspective.
Supply chain importance intensifies
Increasing transportation costs, the rising importance of sustainability goals and more demanding service requirements are pushing companies to be closer to their customers. However,… Read More
While its office counterpart deals with an ongoing deluge of sublease space, Houston’s industrial market remains healthy overall. The industrial market experienced a significant jump in absorption in the third quarter, namely due to the delivery of a 3.9 million-square-foot build-to-suit manufacturing… Read More
Rising transportation costs and demanding service requirements are pushing companies closer to their customers. As a result, real estate decisions about distribution warehouses are increasingly crucial.
When it comes to supply chain optimization, companies must ultimately make site selection decisions that pin their strategy to the ground. JLL Industrial Research identified 32 specific metrics to evaluate and rank industrial market performance from… Read More
With increasing online and mobile commerce, returns, and the amount of capital spent on reverse logistics strategies, are an unmistakable and a potentially growing friction point in the supply chain.
A fall 2015 report from the National Retail Federation cites that 49 percent of retailers offer free return shipping. Earlier this year, a Sedlak Management Consultant blog cited a Gartner Inc. survey… Read More