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Posted By Staff Writers On January 13, 2020 @ 9:12 am


Senior Vice President of Development, Brian McKiernan, was featured on the JOC’s Inland Podcast to discuss the impact of 2020’s expanded e-commerce business and the overall outlook for industrial real estate, intermodal freight transport, and inland hubs like CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Joliet/Elwood.

Alessandra Barrett, Senior Content Editor from The Journal of Commerce: “What are the aspects of the [industrial real estate] business that have stayed the most stable over the last year?”

Brian: “When CenterPoint looks at warehousing within a co-location strategy adjacent to a port or intermodal, we feel that dynamic is only going to get stronger. We haven’t seen a decrease in manufacturing from China. I think there’s still going to be a shift where pharma and some essential items are produced, and how they’re manufactured and transported. For those reasons, we feel intermodal warehousing demand will continue to be strong.”

Listen to the full interview.

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