John Tipton John Tipton is an operating partner at Allen Matkins.

LOS ANGELES—The industrial market is unstoppable. According to the recent Allen Matkins UCLA Anderson Forecast, which provides a three-year outlook of the industry, the industrial market has the most positive outlook among real estate professionals. In other sectors, namely office and multifamily, the market seemed to be softening; however, the industrial sector remains active and healthy for the foreseeable future.

According to the experts that participated in the forecast, ecommerce remains the chief driver of the industrial market, especially in infill markets. “The steady eddy is industrial. If you look at the industrial market, it has remained strong. That is somewhat, at least as far as the UCLA economists are concerned, is because of a profound shift toward ecommerce,” John Tipton, an operating partner at Allen Matkins, tells “So many people are ordering are ordering so much stuff, and you need somewhere to put all of it. As a result, the industrial market has stayed really strong, and you can see that professionals in our survey were overwhelmingly positive and some cases are increasing in positivity.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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