ONE-HOUR WAREHOUSE

ONE-HOUR WAREHOUSE

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As I was driving around Dallas last month looking at Big Industrial there was news that Amazon was about to offer-one hour delivery to selected zip codes. Dallas Morning News has a good story with the reasoning behind it.  The important part for real estate location is how Amazon and others like them pick their zip codes for the roll out of the new service. Density is the primary factor. If you are 40 minutes away from the densest areas with multi-story housing, you can’t make too big a mistake. Other location criteria is still experimental, as-is many of the theories behind ecommerce location. If one-day service is successful, there will be many corollary locations in other cities. Real estate people like myself are watching the ecommerce evolution carefully.
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Dealin’ In Gardena

Dealin’ In Gardena

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The history of Gardena matches the development of Southern California with a couple of notable exceptions. From Spanish land grant, to small ranchos, a strong period of industrial growth, to today’s reliance on international trade. The unusual Japanese and Asian influence gives Gardena its unique characteristic, mostly to the positive because of the industrious nature of the Japanese culture. Interestingly, there were two waves of Japanese immigration. One in the early 1900’s as farm labor and again in the 1980’s with the arrival of the global-scale Japanese corporations. The Gardena development plan of mostly smaller industrial property is also significant.
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