Michael Cato Cato: “In addition to demand for e-commerce distribution centers, industrial is seeing an increase in facilities for manufacturing, data centers, marijuana cultivation, more industrial hydro- and aquaponic farming and the implementation of sustainable heating and cooling technology.”


SAN DIEGO—While the industrial real estate sector is showing no signs of slowing, given how rapidly the market is expanding, some observers are looking for a peak, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP’s newest partner Michael Cato tells GlobeSt.com.

Cato is a San Diego real estate and finance attorney who represents both local and national real estate developers, owners and investors. Previously a partner at Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP, he specializes in the buying, selling, leasing and financing of commercial properties in the industrial, office, retail and multifamily sectors and has carved out a niche for himself in the industrial leasing sector.

We sat down with Cato for a chat about the industrial sector and how it differs from other sectors of the industry.

GlobeSt.com: How would you describe the current state of industrial real estate?