In Focus: Be Aware - Siting and Permitting Issues for Industrial Real Estate
There has been a modest recovery for industrial real estate leasing and sales. In 2012 warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing space near ports, airports, and intermodal transportation hub areas is expected to be in demand. Brokers, buyers, developers, and tenants evaluating leasing or build-to-suit options for these "big-box" buildings need to be aware of environmental siting and permitting issues that come with the logistics hub territory. Here are a few issues to consider:
Christopher Stevenson, Associate Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  (Fall 2012)