Seeing Past the Pandemic: Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports Webinar

Recorded On: 05/10/2022

Congested seaports have received particular attention over the past year as record levels of inventory have piled up at ports and ships have been stuck offshore waiting to unload. While low levels of vacancy indicate robust current demand for industrial assets, developers, investors and building owners may wonder how closely industrial demand is tied to port activity and whether the current boom is sustainable. In this webinar, hear directly from the authors of a recent research brief from the NAIOP Research Foundation, “Seeing Past the Pandemic: Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports,” on the historical trends in port activity; local logistics employment; vacancies, rents and absorption rates in adjacent industrial markets; and more.

Aaron Ahlburn, Innovation Lead, Global Logistics, Avison Young
Brian Harper, Director of Data Science, Avison Young

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Aaron Ahlburn

Global Practice Lead, Industrial & Logistics Data

Avison Young

  • Aaron Ahlburn is Avison Young’s global AVANT leader for the logistics & industrial sectors.
  • With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, he focuses on data management, analytics, product visualizations & scalable point-of-sale deliverables and their incorporation into AVANT for Avison Young professionals and clients. 
  • His work integrates real estate market and economic trend data, sociodemographic data, supply chain fundamentals as well as trade and transportation information into industry-specific products that provide direct intelligence and narrative, go-to-market strategies.

Brian Harper

Director, Data Science

Avison Young

  • Brian Harper is Avison Young’s Director of Data Science, covering all property sectors and relational inputs or drivers.
  • His work involves incorporating and modeling complex datasets into actionable analytics for tenants, investors and landlords.
  • Brian’s vast experience spans a wide range of industries, from IRI and Nielsen/Marketing Analytics to consulting with numerous Fortune 500 companies in sectors such as consumer package goods, quick-serve restaurants, and automobiles.
  • Brian applies a vision of data-rich environments that realize and rationalize hyper-transformative analytics for commercial real estate.


Seeing Past the Pandemic: Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports Webinar
05/10/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/10/2022
05/10/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/10/2022
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