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Industrial Jobs in Real Estate

Industrial real estate is a broad sector encompassing many business types and property uses. Locations of properties in this sector are determined more by access to transportation than by population density. Sites are located next to highway interchanges, along train routes, and near airports. However, being located within a close distance to a large labor force is also crucial because industrial parks and centers usually employ hundreds if not thousands of people. Industrial properties are typically leased, but some companies do choose to own their location. Rental rates are usually lower for these spaces because of the lower cost to construct the buildings. Industrial buildings have few office spaces and are mostly comprised of large open spaces either for equipment or storage.

Role / Company Location Posted
Vice President, Asset Management & OperationsKeller Augusta Miami, FL Jun 30, 2022
National Director of US Office AnalyticsCoStar Group DC Jun 30, 2022
Real Estate Associate or AnalystPrime Finance Advisor, LP San Francisco, CA Jun 30, 2022
Analyst or Associate, Special SituationsPrime Finance Advisor, LP Chicago, IL Jun 30, 2022
Human Resources Business PartnerKeller Augusta Boston, MA Jun 30, 2022
AnalystDayton Street Partners Chicago, IL Jun 29, 2022
Analyst or Associate, CMBSPrime Finance Advisor, LP New York, NY Jun 29, 2022
Acquisitions & Portfolio Management AnalystScout Cold Logistics Miami, FL Jun 29, 2022
Vice President - Debt Originations - Atlanta, GA - HybridAllianz Real Estate of America Atlanta, GA Jun 28, 2022
Industrial/Logistics Development DirectorUSAA Real Estate San Antonio, TX Jun 28, 2022

Looking to the future

Industrial real estate is deeply tied to the strength of the US economy, especially in areas of manufacturing and distribution. When the economy slows, production will slow at these facilities and businesses will suffer. As oil and energy costs rise, transportation costs for materials to and from these industrial facilities will also rise. Industrial developers seek strategic locations in advance of distribution logistics as well as technology changes that prompt needs for data centers and yet to be discovered real estate solutions for technology innovations. Many manufacturing facilities are in the midst of redevelopment and repurposing as manufacturing processes evolve.


Skills Required

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution centers
  • Data centers
  • Technology Parks

Professional Reading and Resources

  • "Commercial Property News"
  • "Real Estate Forum"
  • "Development Magazine" by NAIOP
  • "National Real Estate Investor"
  • "Urban Land" by ULI

Top Companies

  • ProLogis
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Duke Realty Corp.
  • USAA Real Estate Co.