chi-centerpoint proj (3) A 751K spec recently built at CenterPoint’s complex in Joliet, IL. A lot of foreign-made goods make their way to US shelves through buildings like this.

CHICAGO—President Donald Trump’s tough talk on what he has described as other countries’ unfair trade advantages over the US has caused concern among many people in the world of industrial real estate. They worry the new administration will attempt to rewrite the rules of international trade, and perhaps even start a “trade war” that could curb the import of needed goods.