Developers Bringing Amenities to Industrial Properties
CHICAGO—The humming economy has thinned out the ranks of quality labor at the same time e-commerce has ramped up the need for more workers. These factors have many firms making access to labor one of their most important considerations when decisions get made about locating new facilities.
But others have also decided that changes need to be made to actual facilities. Instead of just four walls and a roof, an increasing number of developers and owners want to make even industrial facilities appealing. That includes features such as outdoor recreation spaces with fire pits and barbecue facilities, the kind of things usually associated with hip, creative office spaces.