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Inland Empire Tops Mega Warehouse Construction Boom

Construction of industrial facilities measuring one-million square feet or more is strongest in large industrial markets that benefit from the booming e-commerce trend. The latest research from CBRE found that since 2010, nearly 90 million square feet of these mega facilities were completed in the top 10 U.S. markets. An additional 31.6 million square feet, with 60% pre-lease commitments, is under construction and scheduled for delivery by year-end 2018.

The largest number of warehouses under construction in the one-million-square-foot category are in the Inland Empire. Currently, there are six facilities being built, totaling 6.4 million square feet. Chicago and Philadelphia each have five large-scale buildings under construction, totaling 5.6 and 5.4 million square feet respectively.

Between 2010 and 2016, the Inland Empire ranked No. 2 in the nation for these mega facilities. There were 13 buildings, totaling 15.4 million square feet delivered in this category.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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