chi-rich thompson Rich Thompson, head of JLL’s supply chain and logistics practice.

CHICAGO—The corporate supply chain may have become global in the past few decades, but recent political developments means that those in industrial real estate have to keep a close eye on possible changes. The rise of Donald Trump, along with the advent of Brexit, among other factors, may not mean globalism is dead, but experts say it could reset the supply chain.

“The challenge is, no one knows for sure what is going to happen,” Rich Thompson, who heads JLL’s global supply chain and logistics practice, tells GlobeSt.com. But both Trump and Brexit supporters became popular partly due to their stated desire to focus more attention on their home countries. And in the future, that could mean more manufacturing and assembly occurring in the US.

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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.

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