Reliable Answers: Same-Day Delivery is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Same-day delivery and its impact are the focus of our very first issue of Reliable Answers, a storybook publication from Duke Realty that delivers solid insight and analysis from industry experts in a dynamic, easy-to-access format. The growth of e-commerce has resulted in big changes in the real estate market over the past few decades, so… Continue Reading.

Chief Investment Officer Nick Anthony Talks Industrial With GlobeSt.com

Speculative development may be up in many industrial markets around the nation, but it’s still under control, and that’s reason for investors to be positive. That’s the outlook from Duke Realty Chief Investment Officer Nick Anthony, who spoke with GlobeSt.com in advance of his participation in an industrial outlook panel at NAIOP’s I.CON conference. “The… Continue Reading.

Wes Hardy Covers Industrial Momentum in Southeast Real Estate Business

In the May 2014 edition of Southeast Real Estate Business, Duke Realty’s Vice President of Leasing and Development Wes Hardy looks into Atlanta’s industrial market, the fifth-largest in the nation and a steadily growing segment. According to Hardy, Atlanta is entering the “next wave of construction” in large part because of speculative development. “Due to its… Continue Reading.

Wes Hardy Talks Atlanta Industrial in Southeast Real Estate Business

Atlanta, the nation’s fifth-largest industrial market, will always be an important hub for retailers, third-party logistics firms, and other users, according to Duke Realty Vice President of Leasing and Development Wes Hardy. Writing for Southeast Real Estate Business at REBusinessOnline.com, Hardy runs down what’s happening in the area and where he sees opportunity. “Atlanta is… Continue Reading.

Steve Schnur Discusses Duke Realty’s Chicago Industrial Strategy

Five years ago, Duke Realty announced a plan to restructure its portfolio so that a greater percentage of its net operating income would come from bulk industrial and medical office assets, and less from its suburban office properties, particularly those located in the Midwest. Since then, the company has aggressively executed its plan, with a… Continue Reading.

Implementing a Portfolio-Wide Energy Management Strategy

More information means more opportunity, so when Duke Realty wanted to check and monitor its “energy pulse,” drawing more data points about usage was the clear starting point. And it was simpler than most people would expect. Using just two measures, a major energy problem was quickly unearthed. Other opportunities for improvement followed as the… Continue Reading.

Coming Opportunity (And Challenge) For Industrial Operations

A planned intermodal terminal near downtown Indianapolis will bring Hoosier importers and exporters an all-rail option for moving product. Which means opportunity and challenge, as well as a significant uptick in need for industrial buildings. Duke Realty Senior Vice President-Indiana Operations Charlie Podell is featured on Inside Indiana Business, writing about big opportunity for industrial… Continue Reading.

Prudent Tenants Dig into Backgrounds and Capital Positions of Landlords

If leasing due diligence is like passing through airport security, one could say that tenants usually endure the equivalent of full-body scans and pat-downs while landlords sail through the “fast lane.” Historically, prospective office and industrial tenants have undergone close scrutiny from developers and landlords to assess their creditworthiness.

Tough Times Demand Increased Marketing

During tough economic times, the first reaction of many companies is to cut spending, which often means cutting marketing. That’s because marketing often is considered an unnecessary expense, especially when “nobody’s leasing space anyway.”