The port of Newark, New Jersey remains the largest container port on the East coast. The port supports over 400,000 jobs and has generated almost $8.5 billion in local, state, and federal tax revenue over the past decade. With import and export routes ranging from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, it has facilitated over 85 million tons of cargo worth more than $211 billion.
For the experienced investor, a checklist and due diligence results in confidence in the process. For a novice investor, ignoring some of these steps can result in a failed investment. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it’s a starting point highlighting some considerations before purchasing land.
For the foreseeable future, it seems industrial will remain a hot market segment especially in areas that have high demand and limited land supply. As our society becomes more dependent on technology, so does the need for distribution centers and warehouses. It is important for big companies such as Amazon and Zappos, to have footprints in areas to service densely populated urban areas such as NYC.