A Few Interesting Articles

Here are a few articles we found interesting, we thought you might too! How did Amazon do Over Thanksgiving?  Digital Commerce 360 / December 4 How Renewal Energy Beat out Coal  Wall Street Journal / November 30 Higher Energy Costs Coming to Logistics  Logistics Management / December 5 US Importers Shift to Independent Carriers  JOC[…]

Last Mile: Locking In the Customer

  Florida is a Leading E-Commerce Market The state is in the forefront of shifting retail landscapes and service deliveries. It’s growing demand for goods are fueled by increased levels of international tourists and diverse local populations. As the retail buying experience moves more online, the connections between retailers and consumers are critical to the[…]

Commerce Secretary Ross: U.S. Has Leverage to Pressure Mexico, Canada in Nafta Talks

Nafta neighbors will ‘come to their senses and make a sensible deal,’ Ross says in defending U.S. stance   U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council on Tuesday. PHOTO: RALPH ALSWANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL     Washington- Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended the Trump administration’s hardball strategy for[…]

Happy 100th Birthday, Cushman & Wakefield!

NY LIGHTS UP TO CELEBRATE CUSHWAKE’S CENTENNIAL On the evening of October 19 at 7 p.m. ET, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, One Bryant Park, 4 Times Square, and The Helmsley Building lit up red and white in honor of Cushman & Wakefield’s centennial anniversary. Click here to see photos. The Empire State Building,[…]

Trucking Firms Facing Recruitment Problems Ahead of Holidays

Freight companies are facing competition from within their industry as well as from construction and energy firms for drivers Trucking companies are worried about finding enough drivers now that the freight market is recovering. Shipping demand is strengthening after a roughly two-year slump, as manufacturing activity expands and retailers stock up in advance of the[…]

Record-setting cargo moved through Jacksonville Port Authority terminals

Aided by a rising economic tide, the Jacksonville Port Authority posted record numbers for shipping automobiles and cargo containers during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The port authority’s terminals broke through the 1 million mark for cargo container units, posting a 7-percent annual increase in shipments of the metal boxes that contain a[…]

Equity, Debt & Structured Finance Capital Markets Update

Market Commentary After the 10-Yr UST bottomed out on September 8th, briefly testing 2%, it has been steadily increasing to the 2.30%s for various reasons including balance sheet normalization in the US and tapering in the Eurozone, optimism around tax reform, modest but generally stable economic data (slow and steady is positive during this cycle),[…]

For Holiday Hires, It’s Already Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With unemployment low and e-commerce orders rising, retailers and logistics companies are starting early to recruit seasonal workers Shoppers like to complain that holiday decorations appear earlier and earlier. This year, so are the job ads. The holiday hiring binge is accelerating for retailers such as Target Corp. TGT -0.96%and Macy’s Inc., M -0.72% which hire thousands of workers to process surging online orders. E-commerce sites double[…]

2017 Florida Logistics Report

Cushman & Wakefield has released it’s second annual Florida Industrial Logistics Report highlighting Florida’s major logistics markets. Florida’s logistics network services the 3rd most populous and the 8th most dense state in the nation. It is at the crossroads of growing north-south and east-west trade lanes, which will have access to more than 1.0 billion consumers[…]

Westgate, Agmac Distribution Centers Sold

Cushman & Wakefield announced it has negotiated the $7.43 million sale of the three-building, 237,000-square-foot, multitenant Westgate Distribution Center and Agmac Distribution Center in West Jacksonville. The portfolio was 87 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants that include Goodyear, Hughes Supply and Access Information Systems. The industrial brokerage team of directors Tyler[…]

Infill Land Pricing and Development Trends

Key Takeaway Site selection criteria for logistics and distribution occupiers evolves as new customers are procured, service level requirements change, new products are launched, and costs shift. The optimal location provides the best balance of service and cost. Critical to competitive positioning is having the right items at the right place at the right time,[…]