Development pipeline holds strong. Industrial development levels continue to reach new highs as vacancy remains at historic lows. As long as leasing of new product remains steady, concerns about overbuilding are likely to remain isolated to certain pockets. Speculative construction has increased over the first half of 2019 and this will only continue to grow for the remainder of 2019.
Innovative logistics. Visionary developers are bringing new, innovative facilities to the pipeline, aiming to meet the increasingly specific needs of industrial occupiers. New projects range from multistory urban infill centers to intermodal inland port opportunities.
Human-centric design. Labor has become one of the biggest influences on supply chain decision-making, so industrial projects are focusing more on employee well-being. With the goal of increasing retention and productivity, amenities that are becoming more common include high-end common areas, gyms and locker rooms, natural light and improved ventilation.