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Building warehouses in urban environments to serve the last mile

May 17, 2021

The increase in online shopping has put pressure on company distribution strategies, specifically for the “last mile”—the last leg of delivery—in urban cities. E-commerce is reinventing how companies move more inventory to keep pace with demand, and changing how last mile facilities in urban cities are managed.

In our latest Shaping the Retail and Industrial Convergence podcast, Research Director James Cook talks with Leslie Lanne, Executive Managing Director and Urban Logistics Group Lead at JLL. They discuss the considerations and lessons learned in building last mile facilities in urban environments.

Leslie specializes in institutional landlord and tenant representation in the Northeast region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.  She talks about how retailers are managing logistics with growth in e-commerce, focusing on trends in highly urbanized and dense population cities.

The Shaping the Retail and Industrial Convergence live podcast series focuses on the latest topics affecting retail and industrial real estate as product and distribution become one consideration.