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Q1 2021
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Portfolio Management / CRE >>

What’s Driving Record Industrial Real Estate Demand

Jason Tolliver, Managing Director, Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)
A boom in e-commerce and shifting population densities as well increasing transportation costs are making industrial real estate a “can’t miss.” More
Features
Portfolio Management / CRE >>

What’s Driving Record Industrial Real Estate Demand

Jason Tolliver, Managing Director, Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)
A boom in e-commerce and shifting population densities as well increasing transportation costs are making industrial real estate a “can’t miss.” More
International Location Reports >>

Caribbean: Business Locations in Sunny Places

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2021)
Sophisticated technology and infrastructure attributes, friendly wage rates, multilingual skilled labor, and sometimes surprising real estate deals make the Caribbean islands an attractive option for investment. More
U.S. Regional Reports >>

Regional Report: Southeast Ports Expand Capacity

Tom Gresham (Q1 2021)
Southeastern U.S. ports are pursuing aggressive infrastructure expansion projects to accommodate larger vessels and more cargo. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Cultivate a Second Life for Decommissioned Power Plants

Courtney Dunbar, Site Selection & Economic Development Leader, Burns & McDonnell (Q1 2021)
As the need for industrial development grows and requirements for coal-fired decommissioning increase, land repositioning can offer a mutually beneficial solution. More
Data Centers >>

Pandemic Fuels Data Center Growth

Dave Fanning, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)
With employees working remotely, school being held virtually, and everyone being entertained via the Internet during the COVID-19 crisis, growth of these mission-critical facilities accelerated and will continue to do so. More
Business Globalization / Next Shoring >>

Challenges of Moving Manufacturing Out of China

Rosemary Coates, Executive Director, Reshoring Institute; President, Blue Silk Consulting,  (Q1 2021)
When moving manufacturing out of China, there’s a lot to consider, e.g., employment contracts, retrieval of tooling and molds, IP protection, and taxes and fees. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Strategies for Accelerating Project Execution

Brandon Darroch, Southeast Division Manager and Senior Associate, SSOE (Q1 2021)
Pandemic-related project delays have prompted manufacturers to investigate alternative project-delivery approaches to make up for lost time. More
Annual Report
Corporate Exec Survey Results >>

17th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants Are Optimistic About the Year Ahead

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)
Those responding to the Consultants Survey express optimism about their clients’ plans for the year ahead while acknowledging their increased focus on costs and logistics going forward. More
Corporate Exec Survey Results >>

35th Annual Corporate Survey: Effects of Global Pandemic Reflected in Executives’ Site and Facility Plans

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)
As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our corporate readers’ location plans and priorities as they increased their resiliency efforts. More
Departments
Corporate Exec Survey Results >>

Editor's Note: The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Change

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)
The results of our 35th annual Corporate Survey and 17th annual Consultants Survey reflect changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, including a temporary and/or permanent transition to remote work and an increase in the importance of quality of life. More
Business Globalization / Next Shoring >>

Front Line: Job Creation Through Reshoring

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2021)
Companies are considering reshoring operations for better supply chain management and are creating jobs in the process. More
COVID-19 Response >>

First Person: A Manufacturer’s Response to Pandemic-Related Challenges

Timothy Knavish, Executive Vice President, PPG (Q1 2021)
Area Development’s editor recently asked PPG’s Tim Knavish — who is responsible for the architectural coatings business in USCA, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions, the global automotive refinish business, the Latin America region, and the digital and information technology functions — about his company’s response to COVID and important operating concerns. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: Reverse Logistics Opportunities, Challenges

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2021)
As online sales have surged so have purchase returns, resulting in reverse logistics challenges for shippers. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

In Focus: Construction Tech Adoption Speeds Up

Henry D'Esposito, Senior Research Analyst, JLL (Q1 2021)
Despite the bleaker impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic has created the opportunity for construction technology adoption to dramatically accelerate. More
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Advanced Manufacturing >>

3D Manufacturing and COVID-19

John Hornick, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, nScrypt (Q1 2021)
The global pandemic may be taking the U.S. back to the days of regional manufacturing, simplifying supply chains and making us more self-sufficient. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

In Focus: Driving Economic Prosperity Through Entrepreneurism

Fred Molnar, Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Q1 2021)
Entrepreneurism will be the “shot in the arm” the economy so desperately needs to recover. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

“Made in America” Executive Order to Affect International Companies and FDI

Morgan Crapps, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting (Q1 2021)
The new administration’s Executive Order may provide the impetus for those companies considering U.S. manufacturing projects to proceed. More

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