Find, acquire and enhance distribution facilities in and around Chicago to maximize your retail supply chain.
Chicago is an ideal market for retail distribution. Not only is it a top bricks-and-mortar shopping destination, but its location at the crossroads of America's railroads and interstate highways, with access waterways and two major airports, makes it only a one-day drive to almost a third of the nation's consumers.
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We expect the global economic recovery to have some unforeseen impacts on supply chain location, distribution and fulfillment strategies.
The evolution of same-day delivery has a huge impact on the commercial real estate industry, according to Kris Bjorson, International Director, Industrial Services in Retail E-commerce Distribution, JLL.
As e-commerce sales continue to grow, so do the needs for the efficient processing of returned items. Embedding returns and reverse logistics into a company’s supply chain also requires that they are addressed from a warehouse & distribution real estate perspective.
With e-commerce booming, industrial is adapting to new distribution challenges daily. The Chicago market, centrally located and gaining favor among global capital, finds itself at the convergence of those changes.