Monthly Archives: June 2012

LIVE BLOG: Panel Discussion at Jones Lang LaSalle Panama Canal event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Rich Thompson (at right) is moderating a panel discussion featuring the Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan (center), Ridge Property Trust’s Jim Martel (left) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Rick Blasgen (second from left).

9:15 a.m. — Blasgen: “The recession diminished our (U.S.) investment in port infrastructure.”

9:20 a.m. — Bazan: With strategic unloading — beginning at Norfolk — large vessels can dock… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Keynote Presentation at Jones Lang LaSalle Panama Canal breakfast

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The Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan (left) is delivering a keynote presentation on how the $5.25 billion canal expansion project will impact supply chain networks. Highlights from his talk are below.

8:20 a.m. — The Panama Canal was first conceptualized by the King of Spain in the mid-1500s. It would be more than 360 years before it was actually built and opened… Read More

We’re live-blogging Jones Lang LaSalle’s Panama Canal event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chicago Industrial Services team is hosting a special invite-only event this Thursday morning (June 21st) entitled “The Panama Canal Expansion and its Impact on Supply Chain and Distribution.”

We’ll be live-blogging all the proceedings beginning at 8:15 a.m., so be sure to check back here then.

The event features a special presentation from the Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan as well as a Q&A session… Read More

Smaller users driving activity in DuPage industrial market

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Industrial leasing activity in the Chicago area has been on the up-tick throughout 2012, and no area has been hotter than DuPage County.

According to Jones Lang LaSalle research, the I-355/DuPage County Industrial Corridor saw more than 621,000 square feet of total net absporption during Q1, the most of any of the 11 Chicago-area… Read More

Evolving consumer behaviors pose challenges for retail supply-chain management

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As the high-tech revolution continues to accelerate, consumers have completely changed how they shop and what they expect from retailers. As a result, retail supply chain management has become an increasingly challenging endeavor.

For example, with the lines blurring between the various retail channels — bricks-and-mortar, catalog/call center, traditional web, mobile web and social media —… Read More

LIVE BLOG: JLL’s Peter Harwood on investing in industrial real eatate

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20120608-095108.jpg JLL’s Peter Harwood (left) is among the panelists on the “Investing in Industrial” panel here at the 9th annual CIP Industrial Summit. Other speakers include KTR Capital Partners’ Ryan Stoller and Venture One’s Mark Goode.

10:40 a.m. — Harwood on the state of the market in 2012: “The volume is up by about 25 percent year-over-year nationally, but it’s flat here in Chicago.”

10:44 a.m.Read More

LIVE BLOG: State of the Industrial Market

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A panel of experts including CenterPoint’s Paul Fisher, First Industrial’s David Harker and Ryan Cos.’s Tim Hennelly are discussing the state of the Chicago-area industrial market here at the 9th Annual CIP Industrial Summit.

9:10 a.m. — Harker on market fundamentals: “The last few years, we’ve seen a lot of growth from smaller, independent companies with bank debt (not bond debt). They’re a… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Keith Stauber and ProLogis Central Region President Jeremy Giles at the CIP Industrial Summit

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20120608-060124.jpgJLL’s Keith Stauber (left) kicks off today’s 9th Annual CIP Industrial Summit with a one-on-one interview with Prologis Central Region President Jeremy Giles one year after that firm’s merger with AMB created the country’s largest industrial REIT.

8:30 a.m. — Giles on the merger: “The thing about the merger, in terms of assets, was how well the two companies’ assets fit together and complimented each… Read More

We’re live-blogging the CIP Industrial Summit

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Can’t make it to the upcoming CIP Industrial Summit?  Follow all the action live, right here beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday June 8th.

JLL’s Keith Stauber is co-headlining the event and will be conducting a one-on-one interview with Jeremy Giles, President of the Central Region for Prologis, one year after that firm’s merger with AMB created the world’s largest industrial REIT.

Additionally, our own… Read More

Office development returns to Chicago

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Real estate developer Hines Interests made big waves recently with the news that they’ll be breaking ground this year on the first truly speculative office development in downtown Chicago since the 1990s.

The impressive plans for the “River Point” project call for a 45-story, 900,000-square foot tower at 444 W. Lake Street on the banks of… Read More