Portland is the most expensive market to build industrial property, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield, with costs for medium-sized projects running $105 per square foot and larger projects clocking it at $98 per square foot.

Of the top six most expensive markets, four are on the West Coast and two are in Canada.  Calgary, where large projects come in at $101 psf to build and medium projects cost $98 psf,  is #2 on the list. San Diego follows at #3, with prices for medium and large projects coming it at $101 psf and $92 psf, followed by Seattle ($100 psf for medium projects and $92 psf) and Oakland ($100 psf and $93 psf, respectively).

Conversely, the most cost-effective cities to build industrial projects include Houston, Memphis, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Louisville, and Nashville.

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