Southern California Industrial ViewPoint - E-Commerce Drives the Future of the Industrial Market April 2016
Many e-commerce companies are locating their facilities near densly populated areas where internet usage is high and the logistics infrastructure is sufficient for order fulfillment.
Over the last few years, developers have noticed the need for distribution/fulfillment centers that can accommodate the growth of e-commerce users resulting in a new-wave of development activity. The GLA/OC region's spike in construction activity is due to the boom of e-commerce.
The changes in how consumers purchase goods has inevitably trickled down to how those goods are transported, stored and distributed directly affecting the industrial real estate market and as a result, the distribution model required has changed.
The supply chain is where real estate and logistics intersect and companies are rethinking how and where to strategically locate their distribution and fulfillment facilities.