E-Commerce Boom Fuels Retailers' Hunger For Warehouse Space

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A boom in e-commerce has national retailers on the hunt for new dedicated warehouse spaces, which is driving vacancy rates down to the single digits in some markets and prompting big changes in the ways industrial properties are set up, experts say.

With about 92 percent of U.S. retailers now selling products online, most big chains are finding their e-biz arms outgrowing their traditional locations alongside conventional store-focused warehouse operations. And the surge is fueling fights for prime Class A space in the top industrial markets,...
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