Healthier Retail Sector Drives Industrial RE Investment

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Real estate investors have more confidence in industrial real estate than they've had in years, buoyed by a strengthening retail and manufacturing sector that experts say warrants participation in an increasing number of deals.

While analysts are skeptical about retail sales numbers for the first quarter of this year, which are expected Friday, experts say it's been clear over the last several quarters that the sector is improving and encouraging businesses to lease more industrial space around the country.

Institutional investors, real estate investment trusts and...
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