By: Maria T. Sicola, Executive Managing Director, Research, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
The research assessed North and South America as a dynamic trading block and begins with an economic backgrounder that focuses on major trends in international trade, the impact of Asian imports, and the role of major ports in international trade flows. The report also covers trends and issues influencing warehousing such as the impact of NAFTA on the U.S. and Mexico; the expansion of the Panama Canal; the emergence of the Caribbean as a transshipment hub; and South America's growing role as a major importer and exporter of goods. All topics are followed by a brief discussion of the impact on real estate, including a mention of countries or cities that stand to benefit the most. The report provides strategic intelligence regarding the most significant trends shaping industrial markets across North America.