Market Watch

Offshoring is Now Onshoring

4th Quarter 2013 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. For the last 20 years, the decline of American manufacturing has been accelerating. Manufacturing output accounted for 19% of the economy in 2000; and, as of 2012, it has hovered around 11%. However, in the last

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To Spec or Not To Spec

3rd Quarter 2013 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. If you own or control an industrial portfolio of Class B or above properties, the fear during the recovery might be that new speculative construction can – to a great extent – make the older structures

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TO FIX OR NOT TO FIX?

2nd Quarter 2013 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. For the last 25 years, we have been a strong proponent of taking “risks” on interest rates on our real estate loans by tying them to floating LIBOR (the London InterBank Offered Rate). While this decision

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Stick To Real Estate

1st Quarter 2013 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. Necks that are stuck out sometimes get chopped off. Well, as I mentioned in my last couple of hotline articles, we were predicting a Romney victory with a 5% GDP growth starting in March 2013. The

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Keeping My Neck Stuck Out

4th Quarter 2012 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. In our September 2011 hotline article, we said, “Once again we see that business hates variables and can only factor very few variables at one time in the decision to deploy capital.” In July 2012, we

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THE REASONS TO BUY NOW

3rd Quarter 2012 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. In our September 2011 hotline article, we said: “Once again we see that ‘business hates variables’ and can only factor very few variables at one time in the decision to deploy capital.” Today, there still are

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The Coming Wave

2nd Quarter 2012 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. Broadly speaking the American South is in the most ideal position for future job growth than ever before. Between 2000 and 2010 the U.S. lost roughly 3 million jobs that were sent off shore and a

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Industrial Real Estate Price Recovery

1st Quarter 2012 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. While there are many factors that drive a real estate price recovery, one increasingly dominant factor in this recovery is the global demand for US assets including real estate assets. With Europe’s crisis meandering along a

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Trend Change

4th Quarter 2011 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. In the past, a gauge often used for future industrial space needs was watching the total employment number for manufacturing and logistics. When more people were being hired, expansions across the board began to take shape.

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Well, Where Do We Go From Here?

3rd Quarter 2011 Hotline Market Watch Southern Industrial Development by Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. By now, it’s no secret we are in a national economic “soft patch”. Which way do we go from here, a second recessionary dip or more trepid growth? Your guess is as good as mine, but

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