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Amazon has currently made commercial storage worth more than commercial office buildings. How does this affect your storage needs?

While the global economy adapts and adjusts to the effects of import tariff changes, we see comparable adjustments to US real estate.Ironically, recent research reveals the worth and value of commercial storage warehouses surpassing office buildings.

Gigantic, high-tech, commercial storage facilities such as those utilized by Amazon, provide a powerhouse activity center to process the delivery of retail goods. Like ant farms of endless movement, “big box” companies race to get the latest gadgets, thingamajigs and retail products to consumers with lightning speed. All this activity requires sophisticated management systems and an army of dedicated employees to manage it all.

Colliers International Group, Inc., a global real estate company, examined commercial warehouse and office building sales in 14 North American markets (including one, Canadian market in Toronto.) Their survey revealed that “big box” companies (big box warehouses are at least 200,000 square feet with 28-foot ceilings) are becoming as viable to operate as central district businesses.

Warehouses are worth more because they allow services-oriented businesses to efficiently and effectively handle more commerceand more easily move their products over long distances. For example, if you buy timber in North Dakota and you have to drive 200 miles to your warehouse in the east, and then you have to drive 400 miles to the west to sell it in the west, one truck at a time, it is less expensive for you to just buy a warehouse 200 miles to the west of North Dakotato sell product in west North Dakota. Having two places with warehouse storage space will save you money when you account for mileage costs shipping timber. Keeping this general concept in mind and the idea that big box stores need more and more commercial storage space, warehouse space is in higher demand making a warehouse business more profitable than a business run in an office building.

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