Selecting and Hiring a Market Brokerage Partner

The selection and hiring of a market broker to represent a client as a fiduciary is one of the most significant responsibilities of a corporate real estate account manager. A market broker is typically an expert in a given geographic market or vertical, such as cold storage or truck terminals, while the corporate real estateContinue reading “Selecting and Hiring a Market Brokerage Partner”

Layout of Supply Chain Real Estate

Why Building Layout Matters At its very basic level, the industrial building is two dimensional, meaning that it consists of a width and a length, or widths and lengths if irregularly shaped. While three dimensional topics such as clearance heights and sprinkler systems often determine an industrial building’s utility, it’s layout can be equally important. Continue reading “Layout of Supply Chain Real Estate”

Fire Sprinkler Systems and Industrial Real Estate

As a supply chain real estate practitioner, I always encourage my clients to engage the services of a qualified fire sprinkler consultant or similarly qualified employee when they evaluate the suitability of a real estate option. While experts should be consulted, actors in the supply chain should take the time to understand the basics regarding today’sContinue reading “Fire Sprinkler Systems and Industrial Real Estate”

The Industrial Operations and Buildings of the Future

Emerging trends in manufacturing and logistics are transforming how companies think about the real estate component of their supply chains.  Trends such as additive manufacturing, fulfillment, big data, and final mile are introducing an entirely new set of facility requirements. This week I have linked several articles below which may shed light on the nature industrialContinue reading “The Industrial Operations and Buildings of the Future”

Flat Truck Yards and Supply Chain

Flat truck yards may not be high on the occupiers wish list for their new industrial space, but its inclusion may save them time and money over their occupancy.  Flat truck yards are actually truck yards without the typical gradual slope towards the building’s loading docks.  Instead, the truck yards are sloped away from the building. WhyContinue reading “Flat Truck Yards and Supply Chain”

DC Metrics

As part of my research for the Global Logistics Specialist designation from California State University Long Beach, I have learned about certain metrics used by supply chain professionals in order to measure how their operations helping them meet their company’s objectives.  These metrics are commonly in the form of what are called key performance indicators,Continue reading “DC Metrics”