Despite Mounting Headwinds, Will E-Commerce Keep Industrial Real Estate Demand Churning in 2019?

The U.S. industrial market completed its second-best year on record in 2018, with every key indicator at or near all-time highs. E-commerce has the industrial real estate market firing on all cylinders, creating robust demand for big-box buildings, final-mile distribution centers, flex space, and in certain parts of the country, manufacturing facilities.