Bob O’Neill Bob O’Neill

The growing population in Phoenix has put the Southwest market in the national spotlight. The population growth in Phoenix is among the highest in the country, and the city has even overtook Philadelphia as the fifth most populated metro in the US. While this fueled activity across asset classes, the rising population—no doubt filled with online shoppers—is translating into phenomenal industrial demand for functional, quality facilities. With strong fundamentals and rising demand, industrial developer and investor CapRock Partners is expanding its presence and activity in the market.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to invest in the Phoenix industrial market. The metropolitan statistical area has over 4.8 million residents and is expected to continue as one of the top markets in the U.S. for population growth,” Bob O’Neill, SVP of acquisitions at CapRock Partners, tells A contributing factor is its quality of life and designation as one of the most affordable places in the Western U.S. for a median-income family to have the ability to buy a home in the area. As the Valley experiences more population growth the number of housing deliveries will increase, which will benefit businesses with warehouse and manufacturing facilities in Phoenix.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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