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SIOR-RCM Survey Highlights E-Commerce Impact on Industrial

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In the Third Annual Industrial Investor Sentiment Report, produced by Real Capital Markets (RCM) in partnership with the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the impact of e-commerce is front and center among survey participants.

“The significant expansion in e-commerce and the ongoing need for realignment of the corporate supply chain continues to shape the industrial sector and helps position it as a top asset class for investors, now and moving forward,” said Tina Lichens, COO at RCM.

Nor does the growth of e-commerce appear likely to stall, which is positive news for both global and local players. Observed Mark J. Duclos, SIOR, president of Sentry Commercial and 2020 SIOR Global president, “E-commerce has brought a globalized focus to this sector—and may be a constant thread across the country—but the majority of markets also are driven by the local market users’ needs and economic considerations.”

According to the RCM-SIOR Report, investor sentiment on pricing levels continues to be strong, as it has been over the three years that the report has been produced. As of late 2019, 94% of survey respondents believe that pricing levels will at least remain the same, comparable to the past two years.

However, 59% believe that prices will go even higher, by as much or more than 5%. Conversely, though, this level of optimism is down from the 68% of respondents who predicted higher pricing in last year’s survey.

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