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Going Vertical: Modernizing Industrial

Prior to the precipitous events of COVID-19, we were experiencing significant supply chain shifts across North America in both rural and urban industrial markets. With expectations surrounding the new normal and the rapid uptick pressuring the supply chains, our focus remains committed to meeting the industrial real estate demands of e-commerce. We have summarized why going vertical and modernizing warehouses and distribution facilities will contribute to meeting occupier demand.

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Robert Lella

Managing Director


As Managing Director at Colliers International, Robert Lella represents  owners and national and regional occupiers in the acquisition and disposition of Industrial and Office requirements. Areas of expertise include sales and leasing of Warehouse and Distribution Facilities and Professional Office with a distinct focus in the outer boroughs of New York, Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Robert specializes in structuring and negotiating of sale and lease transactions, site selection, repositioning projects as well as supply chain logistics.

Prior to his career in Commercial Real Estate, Robert worked as Managing Director in Investment Banking at Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse headquartered in New York focusing on debt underwriting and syndicate. Robert's financial background and experience has allowed for the execution of complex real estate transactions to better serve the specific goals and objectives of each individual client.

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