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LONG BEACH, CA-Commercial real estate experts gave theindustrial sector a bullish long-term prognostication atyesterday's annual RealShare Industrial West conference, held atthe Hyatt Regency. They pointed to a growing global marketplace andincreased efficiencies in logistics among the many reasons for theoptimism.

Admittedly, the industrial sector has held up relatively well inthe wake of the credit crunch. According to Aaron Paris, EVP atDermody Partners, rents up are significantly in some Westernmarkets. "In Las Vegas, rents are up 35%," Paris said during a TownHall Meeting. "We've seen [increases] in Portland, OR and Tacoma,WA as well."

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