Going Vertical: Modernizing Industrial

Prior to the precipitous events of COVID-19, we were experiencing significant supply chain shifts across North America in both rural and urban industrial markets. With expectations surrounding the new normal and the rapid uptick pressuring the supply chains, our focus remains committed to meeting the industrial real estate demands of e-commerce. We have summarized why going vertical and modernizing warehouses and distribution facilities will contribute to meeting occupier demand.

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Robert Lella

Managing Director


As Managing Director at Colliers International, Robert Lella represents property owners as well as national and regional occupiers in the acquisition and disposition of Industrial and Office requirements. Areas of expertise include sales and leasing of Warehouse and Distribution Facilities and Professional Office with a distinct focus in the outer boroughs of NY including the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut. Mr. Lella specializes in structuring and negotiating of sale and lease transactions, site selection, repositioning projects as well as supply chain logistics.

Prior to Mr. Lella's career in Commercial Real Estate, Robert worked as Managing Director in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch headquarters in New York focusing on debt underwriting and syndicate. Robert's financial background and experience has allowed for the execution of complex real estate transactions to better serve the specific goals and objectives of each individual client.

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Gregory Healy

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions & Workforce Analytics

Los Angeles - Inland Empire

I lead the Supply Chain and Logistics Consulting team here at Colliers, which means I work to strategically support our clients in optimizing their networks as well as internal operations. My goal is to bridge the world of distribution with the world of real estate solutions, so that our clients can make informed decisions to maximize the utilization of their supply chain.

With over 20 years of global manufacturing and supply chain experience as both as a senior executive in the corporate world, as well as owning a supply chain consulting practice and a third party logistics business, I have real world experience that brings unique perspective to the Colliers team.

Key areas of support include:

  • Network Optimization Studies
  • Warehouse Management Design and Execution
  • Transportation Solutions Analysis
  • Technology Solutions
  • ROI Analysis

Previously held the positions of Vice-President for Honda Logistics (Komyo America), President of Smart Turn Logistics and President of Nextep-Miyama, Inc. 



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