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chi-Hillwood-and-Laraway (2) Amazon recently decided to occupy this 746K spec building, developed by Hillwood, in Joliet.

CHICAGO—As reported in GlobeSt.com, the demand for class A distribution buildings that provide more than 300,000 square feet of space has soared in many US markets, and experts believe developers will continue to build at a robust pace at least through the end of 2017. This is especially true in the Chicago region, which, even more than other core markets, has seen e-commerce drive demand for new product.

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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