In this Q&A series, JLL's global trade expert and Chief Strategist of Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, Dr. Walter Kemmsies, takes on the tough questions surrounding today's global economy.
How are U.S. ports and their surrounding real estate affected by recent natural disasters and the looming NAFTA renegotiation? We ask the expert, Dr. Walter Kemmsies, in this month's Trade Talk.
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Walter is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include: demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing. Walter’s experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist.
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Industrial transaction activity represented the only sector to experience growth within the U.S. in 2017.
In May 2017, the Trump administration gave Congress official notice that it plans to renegotiate NAFTA. Find out the impacts that renegotiations might have on U.S. logistics and industrial real estate through the expertise of Dr. Walter Kemmsies.
Larger ships mean fewer port calls and the completion of the Panama Canal expansion has opened up new opportunities for East Coast ports. Get the latest on the U.S. maritime industry.
2017 was another banner year for the U.S. industrial market.