Investor interest in the industrial real estate sector has grown, as the rise in e-commerce warehouses, last-mile storage spaces, and logistics shifts created new demand and higher returns. However, with significant increases in industrial prices, supply chain issues, and competitive bidding, can the industrial sector maintain its stronghold? Or should investors be exploring alternative real estate classes such as data centres, medical offices, or even single family rentals? What alternative real estate asset will dominate the industry next?
Erkan Yönder, Associate Professor of Real Estate and Finance, Concordia University