Are Suburban Office-to-Industrial Conversions Feasible?

Are Suburban Office-to-Industrial Conversions Feasible?

Proximity to consumers—the main reason these projects make sense—can also make them less popular with local residents.

Last-mile industrial space remains much needed, while a lot of suburban office space stands empty. Converting abandoned suburban office space into industrial use makes great sense. But given headwinds, proposals to turn empty suburban office into in-demand industrial and the actual ability to do so can sometimes be two very different things.

“Office-to-industrial conversions are happening nationally from a geographic perspective but are primarily concentrated in markets where obsolete office coincides with strong industrial performance metrics, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta,” Ermengarde Jabir, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics, told Commercial Property Executive...


RSK: Some obstacles to this mainly NIMBY but I get it. However, as one person states,as the value of empty office space falls and tax rolls diminish, homeowners` taxes will surely rise and at that point minds will change.

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