Ron Holmes served as a panel Moderator for the RealShare/Dallas Conference Series at the W Hotel in Dallas on November 20, 2014. Ron’s panel of industry experts discussed before an audience of approximately 150 real estate and capital market professionals the hot industrial development market in the DFW area. On the panel were Allen Gump of Colliers International, Josh McArtor of CBRE, Brett Owens of Transwestern, Rob Reiner of Panattoni Development Company and Jeff Thronton of Duke Realty Corporation.
The panel was in agreement that the market still has a few years to run and that the biggest obstacle to continued development is supply constraint: outside of Alliance Airport and South Dallas, there are few large sites ready for development. Interestingly, the panel also all agreed Dallas is now a core market for industrial development, moving alongside the Coastal cities in prominence.