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Investing in Warehouse and Industrial Property



In Chap. 10, we complete our analysis of the primary investment property sector considerations with a discussion of industrial and warehouse property. These properties are generally classified as industrial property given that their function relates to manufacturing, production, or storage of industrial products. A relatively new subsection of industrial property is known as self-storage, or alternatively as mini-storage. As will be discussed later in this chapter, self-storage property has widened the scope of demand for storage space to include the general public.
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