CHICAGO—The US industrial market rebounded during the thirdquarter from a relatively slow start to the year, according to thelatest stats from Colliers International. Tenantsabsorbed just a bit under 69 million square feet, the third highestquarter on record.

The firm's researchers attribute much of the market's energy toe-commerce and third-party logistics users, which have helped pushoccupancy gains for the year to more than 183 million square feetand lowering the overall vacancy rate 0.2 percentage points to just5.2%.

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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.