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Source : The Wall Street Journal, June 29 2020

Retail, Hotel & Office real estate investors have unfortunately faced a reckoning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related shutdowns.

Conversely, Industrial real estate investors not only have successfully weathered this event, but have seen it fuel unprecedented demand for additional warehouse space.

Online e-commerce has significantly benefitted from the pandemic, as:
consumers look to avoid crowds due to the continuous increase of COVID-19 cases.
there are limited alternatives given the repeating shutdowns across the country.

UBS predicts that 25% of all U.S. retail spending will be online, as well as the closure of 100,000 physical stores, by 2025.

As retailers continue to expand their online presence and offer same-day delivery to meet consumer demand; warehouses in general should be a safe haven, with warehouses located close to major urban centers being in particularly hot demand.

Read the full Wall Street Journal article: HERE