New Report: The Evolution of the Warehouse

October 20, 2020

The Evolution of the Warehouse: Trends in Technology, Design, Development and Delivery

The rapid expansion of e-commerce sales has spurred demand for industrial real estate, including for large regional distribution centers and small fulfillment centers located in urban and suburban areas.

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to provide the real estate development community with insight into current and future trends in building and logistics technologies and their implications for industrial real estate.

This report:
  • Evaluates how the expansion of e-commerce sales and the acceleration of delivery times are supporting greater automation within distribution facilities.
  • Examines emerging trends in logistics technologies and how they affect the design and use of industrial buildings.
  • Explores how new technologies and supply chain patterns are creating opportunities for innovative building design and blurring boundaries between industrial and retail uses.
Read the report