How COVID-19 Will Impact the U.S. Industrial Real Estate Sector

Originally published in NREI’s 2020 Midyear Outlook, page 29 The COVID-19 pandemic put the supply chain in a state of disruption. Retailers struggled to stock shelves, non-essential manufacturers were forced to shutdown or shift manufacturing to essential items, and food suppliers had to shift distribution away from closed restaurants and toward consumer outlets. Even retail and e-commerce giants such as Walmart and Amazon—largely considered to be at the top of the logistics game—ultimately ran out of in-demand items like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Even ... Read More