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The future of manufacturing in California

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California ranked #1 in United States for manufacturing output

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Recent legislation and technological evolution have sparked a renaissance within the manufacturing sector in California. It’s now ranked first in the United States for manufacturing jobs, numbers of firms and gross output—accounting for 11.4 percent of the total U.S. output in… Read More

What is the long-term impact of the slowdown at West Coast seaports?

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2015-04-Research-West-Coast-Seaports-coverWill there be a permanent change in the U.S. supply chain?

Reliability influences every supply chain officer’s decision making when it comes to how goods enter the U.S., are distributed across the country and ultimately reach their end-customers. Reliability is paramount, affecting both cost and speed-to-market, and it has… Read More

Crises along the coasts

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While the East battles blizzards, California closed for cargo

2015-03-Crises-along-the-coastsAn unseasonably harsh blizzard season has shut down businesses along the East Coast for months, but things haven’t been smooth sailing along the Western Seaboard either. California ports were on virtual shut-down during a labor dispute, which has forced shipping… Read More

Are the U.S. seaports the secret gateway to decreasing deficit?

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2014-Research-PAGI-Seaport-JLLUnited States seaports on the East and West coasts have are waging a heated battle for shipping supremacy, with East Coast shipping corridors recently making significant gains, according to JLL research. But while that struggle may be causing discomfort in the ports of Los Angeles and New York, among others, it… Read More

JLL awarded leasing of unique 215,000 SF industrial facility in Hawthorne, CA

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JLL has been selected by DCT Industrial Trust Inc. to handle the leasing of a unique Class “A” 215,000-square-foot industrial building located at 2815 W. El Segundo Boulevard in Hawthorne, CA. The Greater LAX/South Bay property presents a unique facility solution for global logistics providers, e-commerce hubs and high speed warehousing operations ranging from 95,000 square feet up to 215,000 square feet of contiguous space.

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U.S. seaport report: Cargo volumes are steady; infrastructure work will call the ships to port in the next two years

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Seaports are focused on enhancing their infrastructure to attract ocean carriers, while industrial users want access to population centers and supply chain optimization. Both are positioning themselves to compete and vie for market share, and this is creating excellent momentum for industrial real estate.

Eastern seaboard ports are preparing for the completion of the Panama Canal’s expansion, set for 2015. This will be a game changer for many industrial markets as it… Read More

Greater demand in Inland Empire warehouse space stimulates industrial market

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2013-McCrary-Mills-Bloomberg-Rush-to-Inland-EmpireWith a dramatic increase in demand for Inland Empire warehouse space, Bloomberg investigates what factors are driving the hike. Companies including HauteLook, Amazon, BMW and Prologis are either in the process of developing or have already moved into the area. Construction of industrial space has nearly doubled in the… Read More