Industrial Markets

By on Feb 18, 2019 in News

Boosted by healthy economic fundamentals, the U.S. industrial real estate market maintained its historic growth throughout the first half of the year, according to the most recent Yardi Matrix industrial report. The sector continues to benefit from increases in online consumer spending. Traditional core industrial markets such as Chicago, New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth and the Inland Empire are still leading growth, but new areas of interest are emerging. Demand is stronger than ever, with more than 128 million square feet of space absorbed nationally in the first half of 2018.


Adam Winstanley, founder and principal, Winstanley Enterprises (Image courtesy of Winstanley Enterprises)

Yardi client Winstanley Enterprises is one of the largest owners and operators of warehouse and distribution space on the East Coast, according to a National Real Estate Investor survey. Founder & Principal Adam Winstanley has roughly three decades of experience in real estate acquisition, development, finance, construction, leasing, asset management and disposition.

Winstanley shares insights into the East Coast’s industrial markets and touches on technology’s impact on the sector. He also talks about what causes distress among investors and reveals his plans for the next years.

Which are the hottest industrial markets on the East Coast?

Winstanley: The hottest industrial markets on the East Coast remain Exit 8A in New Jersey, Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania and the current newcomer Connecticut—between Hartford and Springfield, Mass., on Interstate 91.

What do you take into account when deciding your next investment location?

Winstanley: We look for sites that have low site development costs, with quick access back to major interstates on primary distribution routes.

This interview originally appeared in Commercial Property Executive, a Yardi publication. Read the rest of the conversation with Winstanley here.