chi-amazon-warehouse (2) The stupendous expansion of e-commerce means many lenders and investors will include more industrial properties in their portfolios in the coming year.

CHICAGO—The multifamily and office sectors in the Chicago region have been riding high for years, and each still attracts a great deal of interest from investors. But several subtle shifts in the market are underway, and some potential buyers, looking for diversity in their portfolios, have begun recalibrating their priorities. And these moves could mean making more capital available for other sectors, especially industrial, now seen as potentially more rewarding.