How is eCommerce affecting Industrial Real Estate?

How is eCommerce affecting Industrial Real Estate?

Several members of GCP’s leadership recently attended the NAIOP E.Con 15 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference focused on the emerging role that e-commerce will play in shaping the commercial real estate horizon. Industry giants such as Wal-Mart and Amazon might be leading the e-commerce evolution, but it’s a safe bet that nearly every brick and mortar retailer out there is trying to figure out how to evolve their business model to meet the e-commerce demands of consumers. These consumer demands partnered with technological and supply chain innovations will undoubtedly shape the when, where and how real estate developers go about building or redeveloping distribution centers. For a more in depth analysis on emerging e-commerce trends and the impact of said trends on the real estate industry, GCP recommends reading the NAIOP white paper which can be downloaded here:

https://www.naiop.org/promiseofecommerce