CHICAGO—Over the past few decades, cities across the US have watched factories vanish as manufacturing shrank due to overseas competition. But recently, there has been a lot of talk that American manufacturing is back, leaving many in the commercial real estate world wondering what sort of impact, if any, this possible revival will have in their market. And this Tuesday, consulting experts from JLL will hold a webinar at 12 PM EST and attempt to provide a few answers.

“Everybody felt for quite awhile that manufacturing was lost in the US,” Richard H. Thompson, a Chicago-based managing director and global leader for supply chain and logistics at JLL, tells Thompson will participate in the webinar along with Matt Jackson and Shannon Curley. Most observers point to the massive loss in the number of US workers engaged in manufacturing and the rise of China as an economic rival as evidence of American decline.

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