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Big-Box Market Report | North America

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A variety of factors across North America have impacted demand for big-box
industrial facilities. While most sectors struggled through the global
COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of the Delta variant, the industrial
market continued to go against the grain. Core markets including the Inland
Empire, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago, Northern-Central New Jersey,
Southern New Jersey-Eastern Pennsylvania and Toronto continue to be
the destinations of choice for many occupiers, while emerging secondary
markets that are near the fastest-growing population centers — and in close
proximity to the most utilized logistics hubs in the region — continue to
grow.

In this unique interactive report, we examine the North American big-box
industrial market through the first six months of 2021, which includes the
seven core North American big-box markets and nine emerging secondary
markets. We will highlight the fundamentals and look at demand factors,
including demographics and logistics capabilities, and also assess what lies
ahead in the quarters ahead.

Unless otherwise specified, all report data is through midyear 2021.


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Big-Box Market Report | North America

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