chi-cresthill-1 In 2018, users will continue demanding new distribution specs like 16824 Enterprise in Crest Hill, IL. The 438,150 SF building was recently finished by Ridgeline Property Group and leased by Amazon.

CHICAGO—Industrial construction volume tapered down moderately across the country during the first three quarters of 2017, following several strong years, according to a report from Avison Young’s national industrial capital markets group. Demand remains strong, however, as low vacancy rates in many markets help fuel continued demand for new space.

The company based its analysis on CoStar and Real Capital Analytics statistics. The data show developers across the country delivered 188 million square feet of new industrial space in the first three quarters of 2017, a 5% decrease from the same time period in 2016, when deliveries totaled 199 million square feet. Still, the overall pipeline of construction remains strong, with an additional 280 million square feet of space under construction nationally at the end of the third quarter.

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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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