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Industrial real estate has been a top performer among commercial real estate (CRE) investments over the past decade. For the past five years, industrial real estate investment trusts (REITs) have outperformed all other commercial REITs by sector according to NAREIT data. Year to date 2021, the industrial sector has earned an annual total return of 32.38% according to The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), over double the next leading CRE sector.

Over that time, investors have made a lot of money from the exceptional growth within this industry, leaving many investors to wonder where the industry is headed and if this industry will be able to sustain its title of being on top in 2022.