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Special Report

Industrial Outdoor Storage Special Report

October 2022

Industrial Outdoor Storage: Last-Mile Industry’s Highly Demanded,
Yet Underdeveloped Cornerstone

Specialized property emerging as industrial mainstay. Serving a mission-critical role for last-mile distributions, industrial outdoor storage, or IOS properties, have emerged as a highly in-demand subset of the broader industrial sector by tenants. IOS users primarily derive value from utilizing uncovered lots to store large equipment, vehicles or materials, in addition to possible onsite service operations. IOS facilities are often found at ports of entry and infill locations proximate to transportation nodes, providing auxiliary storage capacity for logistic operations. For this reason, tenant demand for IOS has surged  as supply chain disruptions and evolving consumer expectations have directed firms to key-in on last-mile distribution.
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