Insights from Experts: Des Moines Business Record Annual Real Estate Magazine Industrial Roundtable


Jason Conway, Director, Real Estate Development
Years with Opus: 14
Project Credits: Corporate Woods Industrial Park, Gateway Industrial Center, The Foundry
Event: Annual Real Estate Magazine Industrial Roundtable
Host: Des Moines Business Record

Key Points:

  • We’re very bullish on industrial projects right now. It looks good for the next 12 to 18 months.
  • We are seeing tenants not give themselves enough time to make decisions to actually build, and if you don’t have spec space up, you’re not going to have an opportunity to engage with a tenant with their particular needs in time to build.
  • Des Moines industrial projects have been using 24-foot-clear height, but are moving to 32-foot-clear height as primary markets are increasing their heights. This will draw in and keep large, national distributors.

Watch a video of the panel here.