Reshoring: The Return of Opportunities

Tony Kusak, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce

As published in Scotsman Guide’s Commercial Edition, March 2014.

Reshoring – that is, U.S. companies moving their offshore productions back to the U.S. – is a growing trend across the nation. It offers a great deal of potential business opportunities for commercial mortgage originators. The greater Seattle/Puget Sound industrial real estate market is a prime example of a region ready to take advantage of it.

Reshoring is particularly a hot topic in manufacturing circles. U.S. manufacturers have been repositioning their facilities because of increasing labor costs overseas, higher fuel costs for extended supply chains and the need for tighter quality control. Additionally, loss of intellectual property with little to no offshore protection or meaningful regulation is compelling many companies to consider relocating to U.S. soil.

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