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kc-bnsf (2) BNSF’s Logistics Park Kansas City; Amazon agreed to occupy a 822K spec here in 2016.

CHICAGO—Logistics-related activity is making up a bigger portion of the Midwest’s industrial leasing, and that is driving the sector to historic levels of expansion, according to CBRE’s new Midwest Trends Report. In 2016, logistics was responsible for 42% of the total square feet in industrial transactions, by far the largest demand driver.   

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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