President’s Foreword – The Value of IAMC – February 2023

By J. Tate Godfrey, CEcD, President & CEO

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Happy New Year!  I hope everyone in the IAMC family had a wonderful holiday season.  We are looking forward to a very prosperous 2023, and we hope you are as well.

I have asked the staff to adopt a vision that I have for our association.  My goal for IAMC going forward is for it to be the most valuable organization in which all three of our member types are involved.  We hear this sentiment from many of our members already, but I would like this goal to drive all our efforts on the member’s behalf

As Distribution Centers Grow, Corporate Users Risk More NIMBY Protests

By John Salustri

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Who speaks for the corporate tenant when a new distribution center is planned for a local community? The short answer is: Everyone, from the economic development corporation (EDC) and the community leaders to the corporation itself. 

But this collaboration assumes that there’s been adequate homework by the appointed site selectors and service providers to ensure–as much as possible–that the local community is indeed the right fit for the project at hand. 

Announcing the Spring Forum Keynote Line-Up

By Rya Waterford, Senior Director of Communications & Marketing

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From deglobalization and supply chain volatility to technology, workforce and automation, the Industrial Real Estate playbook is in a constant state of revision. E-commerce continues to grow at a record pace and improving efficiency and meeting corporate ESG goals remain top of mind issues.

With the only constant being change, how are you keeping ahead of the current trends and best practices? And how are you contributing to your company’s playbook?

Themed Rewriting the Industrial Real Estate Playbook, the IAMC Spring Forum – taking place April 1-5 in Biloxi, Mississippi – will explore these disruptive changes and more. While topical workshops will dive into the details, keynote speakers will tie it all together inspiring and informing with big pictures views: