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Active Home-Building Industry Will Lead to More Demand for Warehouse Space
Strong consumer spending and the rise in housing construction activity are currently the prime factors for the incredible rebound of the U.S. industrial real estate sector, and experts say as home buying continues to increase, so will demand warehouse space. — From NRE Online
To Buy or Not to Buy: That Is the Developer’s Question
As land costs continue to rise in urban areas, developers are focused more than ever on assessing the financial viability of their potential projects at a very early, pre-acquisition stage. Savvy developers recognize that developing a conceptual design and associated conceptual budget at the very beginning of the due diligence stage enables the development team to quickly assess the design and construction cost aspects of the potential development—and, if need be, look at design alternatives that will adjust the cost. Because survey after survey has indicated that the current trend of increased costs for site acquisitions and project development is prevalent, engaging a qualified builder with demonstrated project-specific experience, local knowledge, and strong estimating and pre-construction capabilities is key to receiving reliable data and feeling confident about the pro forma that is created. — From NRE Online