Future of Warehouse – Retail Revolution: Shared Warehouses and Solar Integration Reshaping Logistics Landscape


By Cameron Williams, Director of Research, SVN International Corp.

The industrial real estate sector is a dynamic asset class undergoing a multitude of transformative changes. By 2025, online retail is projected to account for a quarter of total purchases, driving the rise of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands and the demand for expedited shipping. This has prompted smaller brands to spur the development of shared logistics facilities, offering warehousing and logistical services to meet this growing need.

Traditional large-scale warehouses are facing saturation, leading to a shift towards suburban and urban developments. This involves repurposing office spaces into smaller warehouses, putting pressure on communities to rethink traditional zoning requirements to accommodate this transition.