As part of our follow-up series on the Power of Three conference held in June 2017, we begin by exploring a megatrend that impacts everyone — Globalization. Although real estate is a localized industry, there are still larger geo-political and economic forces at play affecting the way goods are manufactured, traded and consumed all over the world, influencing decisions made by owners, occupiers and investors.

A poll from the Power of Three conference revealed that respondents placed this megatrend behind technology and demographics, perhaps because it is not as tangible. Many respondents questioned: what material impact does globalization have on industrial real estate, and what does the future hold for the logistics sector amid growing uncertainty in the global economy?