The Evolution of the Warehouse: Trends in Technology, Design, Development and Delivery
“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.
- The trend toward automation of distribution center operations will deepen.
- Data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) will increase the efficiency of supply chains and industrial real estate.
- Despite increasing automation, industrial properties will continue to employ human workers.
- New technologies are facilitating the expansion of logistics operations into new spaces and blurring the line between retail and industrial real estate.”
Source: NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association