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det-livonia2 (3) Amazon’s new distribution center in Livonia recently opened.

DETROIT—The industrial market throughout this metro area continues to expand. Driven by the growth of facilities dedicated to e-commerce, along with a strong auto sector, in the third quarter the vacancy rate fell to 5.3%, a drop of 20 bps, and 1.4 million square feet was absorbed, according to a new report from Newmark Knight Frank. This marks the 28th consecutive quarter of expansion.

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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