Background & Experience
In the 25 years since its founding, Amazon has revolutionized the way we acquire goods. Products that used to compel a trip to the store now arrive in our mailbox. Shopping ventures have become more about experience than need. K-Mart, Best Buy, and Toys ‘R’ Us are giving way to Top Golf, Main Event, and trampoline parks.
Demand once met by the retail giants of yesteryear is now being fulfilled through distribution centers. But consumer expectations have not been satiated. A 2-day delivery timeline is no longer considered fast—in some markets delivery is expected within hours.
This poses a thrilling challenge to industrial real estate developers and occupiers. As e-commerce continues to displace the retail storefront model, there’s been a surge in demand for modern warehouse space. And it’s not being met in conventional ways. Regional distribution hubs in rural areas are too far from the end user which has spurred an influx of meticulously designed, smaller scale “last mile” facilities in dense urban neighborhoods.
Industrial and logistics real estate—once banished to restricted enclaves—is breaking new ground.
My name is Riley McKee and I advise industrial and logistics real estate owners and occupiers on leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions.
B.S., Finance, Azusa Pacific University, a private university in Southern California.
Professional Associations & Designations
Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM)
CCIM Marketing Deal of the Year 2018