April 20, 2017

Green Warehousing: A Look at LEED V4 for Warehouses & DCs

By |2018-06-27T11:33:31-05:00April 20th, 2017|Blog Posts, Green Warehousing, Warehousing & Distribution|

Last summer, the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) released its LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report which showed how the industrial sector is now prioritizing sustainability in design and operations. Industrial facilities, which include manufacturing buildings, warehouses, and distribution centers have long been considered the main contributors to environmental pollution, with manufacturers alone consuming more than 30 percent of [...]

December 20, 2016

Next Level Looks at What’s Driving Industrial Real Estate Demand in 2017

By |2017-02-26T09:57:07-05:00December 20th, 2016|Blog Posts, Business, Warehousing & Distribution|

Industrial real estate demand reached new heights in 2016, with leasing in excess of 250 million square feet. Many companies have continued to expand, while many others are simply refining their supply chains to be closer to their customers. Low vacancy rates will continue to drop further, and leasing rates will continue to rise. While the continued growth of [...]

September 18, 2016

Is Your Warehouse in Order? 5 Tips for a More Efficient Warehouse Operation

By |2016-10-30T13:17:39-05:00September 18th, 2016|Blog Posts, Warehouse Storage Systems, Warehousing & Distribution|

Does your warehouse look like this? (Photo by Pat Castaldo. Click image to view source. Is your warehouse organized and efficient? Or, is it like many others, suffering from a lack of “housekeeping”? It’s easy for a warehouse to become a disordered war zone when business is growing, shipments are rolling in, and orders are rolling out. We’re not [...]

Next Level Looks at Why Demand for Industrial Spaces is Outpacing Supply

By |2016-10-30T13:17:40-05:00September 14th, 2016|Blog Posts, Business|

According to a recent Prologis report on the first half of 2016, absorption of warehouse and distribution facilities is expected to exceed the delivery of new space for the remainder of the year. Booming growth in e-commerce fulfillment is the driving force behind 15 to 20 percent of the demand for fulfillment space, but it’s worth noting that traditional brick [...]

July 24, 2016

Next Level Looks at the Surge in Warehouse and Distribution Activity

By |2016-11-25T14:40:06-05:00July 24th, 2016|Blog Posts, Business, Warehousing News|

An explosive surge in warehouse and distribution activity has our inland ports booming, and it shows no sign of slowing down. According to a new report from CBRE Group, Inc., the rapid growth of e-commerce has created a large demand for industrial buildings in the 12 primary U.S. inland-port markets. In fact, demand for industrial buildings in those markets [...]