Ed Easton started his industrial real estate company, The Easton Group, in 1974. He now controls about 5M SF of space.
“When I started in the industrial market, nobody liked industrial,” he recalled during a Bisnow webinar on South Florida’s industrial market Nov. 18. “When I first took my wife off to see what I did for a living, she said, ‘What the heck is this?’ She didn’t get it. Nobody got it.”
That’s certainly different today, in the era of e-commerce.
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Prologis I-595 is a warehouse/distribution park strategically located in the center of Broward County along the I-595/SR 84 corridor.
Until now, there have been fewer than 10 companies having any significant involvement in the local market, Easton said. That is starting to change, with more players in fierce competition for limited assets.
“We’re seeing some firms coming in from Chicago or even out west and