INDUSTRIAL + ECONOMIC + EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

INDUSTRIAL

NAIOP: Change Accelerates in Supply Chains and Industrial Real Estate

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Winter-2019-2020/Business-Trends/Change-Accelerates-in-Supply-Chains-and-Industrial-Real-Estate  

NAIOP: Are 'Seamless' Floors a Smooth Choice for Industrial Properties

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Winter-2019-2020/Business-Trends/Are-Seamless-Floors-a-Smooth-Choice-for-Industrial-Properties 

Commercial Property Executive: The Future of Industrial Real Estate

www.cpexecutive.com/post/the-future-of-industrial-real-estate/ 

Accenture: The Remaking of Industries, Explained 

www.accenture.com/ca-en/insights/industry-x-0/reinvention-of-industries 

Colliers: How quickly are Canada’s industrial markets growing?

www.collierscanada.com/en-CA/News/vacancy-low-alternatives-few-where-to-grow

NAIOP: Raise the Roof, Boost the Value

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Fall-2019/Business-Trends/Raise-the-Roof-Boost-the-Value

NAIOP: Industrial Development Goes Vertical 

www.naiop.org/Magazine/2017/Winter-2017-2018/Development-Ownership/Industrial-Development-Goes-Vertical

NAIOP: What Do Warehouse Employees Want?

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Spring-2019/Business-Trends/What-Do-Warehouse-Employees-Want

ULI: Sustainability Rises as a Goal for Warehouse Developers

https://urbanland.uli.org/economy-markets-trends/sustainability-rises-as-a-goal-for-warehouse-developers/

CBRE: Canada Flexible Real Estate Report 2019

www.cbre.ca/en/research-and-reports/Canada-Flexible-Real-Estate-Report-2019

CBRE: North America Fit-Out Cost Edition 2019/2020

www.cbre.com/research-and-reports/North-America-Fit-Out-Cost-Guide-2019-2020

Colliers: GTA Industrial Spark Report: Multi-Storey Warehousing

www.collierscanada.com/en-CA/Research/spark-report-gta-industrial-multi-storey-warehousing

Colliers: Is it Time to go Vertical In Vancouver

www.collierscanada.com/en-CA/Research/spark-report-is-it-time-to-go-vertical-in-vancouver


LOGISTICS

Prologis: The Modern Supply Chain: A New Model for Defining Logistics Real Estate

www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/the-modern-supply-chain

Prologis: Logistics Real Estate and E-commerce Create Sustainability Advantages

www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/logistics-real-estate-and-e-commerce-create-sustainability-advantages

ULI: Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs

https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/growth-e-commerce-driving-larger-warehouse-designs

ULI: Fulfillment Centers Spur Competition for Industrial Real Estate

https://urbanland.uli.org/industry-sectors/industrial/fulfillment-centers-spur-competition-industrial-real-estate

REIT: Warehouse Logistics Being Redefined by Prologis 

www.reit.com/news/reit-magazine/january-february-2019/reit-warehouse-logistics-being-redefined-prologis

ULI: Driving Hard to Secure Last-Mile Logistics

https://urbanland.uli.org/industry-sectors/industrial/driving%e2%80%85hard-secure-last-mile-logistics

Prologis: Innovation, Disruption and the Value of Time: The Next 10 Years in Logistics Real Estate

www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/innovation-disruption-and-value-time-next-10-years-logistics-real

Prologis: The Evolution of the Modern Supply Chain and Implications for Logistics Real Estate Performance

www.prologis.com/logistics-industry-research/evolution-modern-supply-chain-and-implications-logistics-real-estate

Colliers: Vancouver Strategy Last Mile

www.collierscanada.com/en-CA/Research/spark-report-vancouver-strategy-last-mile


TRADE

Mckinsey: Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/innovation-and-growth/globalization-in-transition-the-future-of-trade-and-value-chains 

Mckinsey: Manufacturing and trade in Asia

www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/asia-pacific/manufacturing-and-trade-in-asia


E-COMMERCE

NAIOP: Retail-to-Warehouse Conversions Gain Momentum

www.naiop.org/en/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Fall-2019/Development-Ownership/Retail-to-Warehouse--Conversions--Gain-Momentum

OPEX: A Micro-Fulfillment Solution in UNDER 5,000 SQ. FT.

www.opex.com/micro-fulfillment-solution

GWL: Keep Your Receipts: Retail Returns and The Rising Demand for Reverse Logistics

www.gwlrealtyadvisors.com/research_report/keep-your-receipts-retail-returns-and-the-rising-demand-for-reverse-logistics

Financial Post: ‘It’s all about beds and sheds’: How e-commerce is fuelling a real estate revolution

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/its-all-about-beds-and-sheds-how-e-commerce-is-fuelling-a-real-estate-revolution


WORKFORCE / CO-WORKING

Colliers: Canadian Flexible Workspace and Coworking

www.collierscanada.com/en-CA/Research/National-Flex-Office-and-Coworking-Report

McKinsey: Getting practical about the future of work

www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/getting-practical-about-the-future-of-work 

McKinsey: The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/the-future-of-work-in-america-people-and-places-today-and-tomorrow 

Gensler: Giving Talent What They Want

www.gensler.com/research-insight/publications/dialogue/34/giving-talent-what-they-want

NAIOP: Coworking Flexes its Muscles

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Magazine/2019/Fall-2019/Business-Trends/Coworking-Flexes-its-Muscles

GWL: From Freelancers to Fortune 500 Clients: The Evolution and Future of Coworking

www.gwlrealtyadvisors.com/research_report/from-freelancers-to-fortune-500-clients-the-evolution-and-future-of-coworking

RENX: Making smart real estate decisions for coworking

https://renx.ca/making-smart-real-estate-decisions-for-coworking

JLL: Fostering communities within coworking spaces

www.us.jll.com/en/views/fostering-communities-within-spaces

Deloitte: It’s time for a workplace intervention

www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/real-estate/articles/workplace-intervention.html

JLL: 2050 What workplaces, buildings, and cities may look like then

www.us.jll.com/en/views/how-humanity-is-shaping-the-real-estate-landscape-of-2050

JLL: How can workplace design cut stress levels?

www.jll.ca/en/trends-and-insights/workplace/how-can-workplace-design-cut-stress-levels

Colliers: Millennials - Then & Now

www.collierscanada.com/en-ca/research/spark-report-millennials-then-and-now

Deloitte: It’s time for a workplace intervention

www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/real-estate/articles/workplace-intervention.html

Deloitte: Building Value: Real estate investments that increase productivity

www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/real-estate/articles/commercial-real-estate.html

EY: The attractiveness of world-class business districts

www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-the-attractiveness-of-world-class-business-districts/$FILE/ey-the-attractiveness-of-world-class-business-districts.pdf

NAIOP: Profiles in the Evolution of Suburban Office Parks

www.naiop.org/Research-and-Publications/Reports/Profiles-in-the-Evolution-of-Suburban-Office-Parks


TECHNOLOGY

McKinsey: The impact and opportunities of automation in construction

www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/the-impact-and-opportunities-of-automation-in-construction

Automation will change the workforce — in some cases, it already has — but not as quickly as you might expect

www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2020/01/05/automation-and-the-future-of-work-robots-artificial-intelligence-software-machine-learning/stories/202001050003

AP News: As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

https://apnews.com/056b44f5bfff11208847aa9768f10757

Supply Chain Dive: Patent Pending: Is warehousing Alphabet's next moonshot?

www.supplychaindive.com/news/patent-pending-warehousing-alphabet/569704

Deloitte: 2020 Technology Industry Outlook

www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/technology-industry-outlook.html

DC Velocity: Driverless forklifts are now a thing

www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20200106-driverless-forklifts-are-now-a-thing

McKinsey: Modular construction - Priorities for real-estate developers

www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/modular-construction-priorities-for-real-estate-developers

JLL: The state of construction technology - 2019

www.jll.ca/en/trends-and-insights/research/the-state-of-construction-technology-2019

McKinsey: Getting ahead of the market - How big data is transforming real estate

www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/getting-ahead-of-the-market-how-big-data-is-transforming-real-estate

Supply Chain: Increased use of robotics led to worker displacement

www.supplychaindive.com/news/study-increased-use-of-robotics-led-to-worker-displacement-in-midwest/568281

CBRE: North America Tech Trends 2019

www.cbre.us/research-and-reports/North-America-Tech-30-2019

CBRE: Canada Scoring Tech Talent 2019

www.cbre.com/report-download?PUBID=c688e6e4-cf85-47d1-8435-9ddaa96cf781

EY: Can Real Estate Tech Return More Than Just investment?

www.ey.com/en_ca/real-estate-hospitality-construction/can-real-estate-tech-return-more-than-just-investment

Avison Young: The Rising Warehouse: Man and Machine

www.avisonyoung.co.uk/documents/38901/21491301/11887+Research+Robotics+and+Automation+v8.pdf

ULI: Industry Outlook for Property Technology: Americas

https://urbanland.uli.org/news/product-council-outlook-for-property-technology-americas


ECONOMICS

Avison Young 2020 Forecast / Canada and Vancouver Market Outlooks - Ten Trends You Need to Know About for 2020

www.avisonyoung.com/documents/20342/71093301/AY2020Forecast_Canada_Vancouver.pdf

RBC: Navigating the 2020s - Now Canada can thrive in a decade of change

www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/other-reports/navigating-2020s.pdf

ULI / PWC: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020 (including Vancouver and Industrial Lands)

www.pwc.com/ca/en/industries/real-estate/emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2020.html

CoStar: 2020 Economic Outlook

www.costar.com/can/2020economicoutlook

PWC: Insights - 2019 Industry Trends

www.strategyand.pwc.com/gx/en/insights/industry-trends.html

PWC: Industrial Manufacturing Trends 2018-19

www.strategyand.pwc.com/gx/en/insights/industry-trends/2018-manufacturing.html