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Supply Chain Management

Guide to sources for supply chain management research

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Real Estate Market Reports

  1. CB Richard Ellis MarketView Reports
    Website: http://www.cbre.com/USA/Research/

    Analyzes industrial, office, and retail markets.  National and Global reports are freely accessible but the local MarketView reports require registration which only accepts email accounts from business enterprises. The local reports have comparison tables by region and city showing rent cost and total occupation costs per square foot as well as the typical lease term. 

  2. Collier International Market Reports - United States
    Website: http://www.colliers.com/Country/UnitedStates/

    Has individual industrial market reports for major metro areas as well as a national report with local industrial market data.

  3. Grubb & Ellis Research & Knowledge Center
    Website: http://www.grubb-ellis.com/Research/KnowledgeCenter.aspx

    Includes industrial and warehouse data in their individual metro area reports and in their North American trend report. There is also an annual forecast report for the U.S. giving the office, industrial, retail, multi-housing, and land outlook for metro areas.

  4. Jones Lang LaSalle Research
    Website: http://www.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/Research.aspx

    Provides reports on the industrial properties market in selected countries, including the United States. The data is frequently broken down into warehouse/distribution and manufacturing property categories and gives the average rent per square foot for the national and local markets.  There is also a special report on the market for industrial properties surrounding ports and airports.

  5. Marcus & Millchap Research Reports
    Website: http://www.marcusmillichap.com/services/research/reports/default.aspx

    Offers industrial market data for metro areas in both their national and their local reports. 

  6. NAI Global Market Reports
    Website: http://www.naidirect.com/mr.aspx

    Has commercial market reports for metro areas (including Phoenix) for the following geographic areas: United States, Canada, Europe the Middle East & Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. The data includes bulk warehouse annual rent per square foot and development land prices.

Construction & Operating Costs

  1. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey
    Website: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/

    Presents survey data by U.S. census region for energy consumption and expenditures of commercial buildings.

  2. Competitive Alternatives
    Website: http://www.competitivealternatives.com/cityprofiles/default.aspx

    Compares the cost of business operations in locations worldwide. The cost is expressed as an index value above or below the U.S. average set at 100.

  3. Get-A-Quote
    Website: http://www.get-a-quote.net/

    Provides access to data from the Heavy Construction costbook for each state. The manuals list manhours, labor costs, and material costs for each construction component.

  4. RLB International Construction Cost Commentary
    Website: http://www.rlb.com/

    Analyzes the construction outlook in 65 international metro markets and compares building costs by type of property.  See also the link to the Regional Construction Cost Research for the Americas which measures relative cost of construction between 12 U.S. metro markets and the change since the previous quarter.

  5. RSMeans QuickCost Estimator
    Website: http://www.rsmeans.com/calculator/index.asp 

    Calculates the current construction cost of 50 types of buildings based on square footage and zip code location.

Building Design & Specifications

  1. Building and Planning for Industrial Storage and Distribution
    E-book: http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b6015211~S3

  2. WBDG Construction Criteria Base
    Website: http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/ccb.php

  3. WBDG Design Guidance: Warehouse
    Website: http://www.wbdg.org/design/warehouse.php

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