Industrial sector grows as e-commerce gains over brick-and-mortar retail CRE market

As 2018 nears its close, the U.S. economy is strong. Unemployment is at its lowest mark in decades, wages are rising, and consumer spending is hitting new all-time peaks.

But that strength hasn’t lifted all aspects of the commercial real estate market in the same, upward-trending way.

While the industrial sector is booming — with vacancies at their lowest levels since the industry began monitoring such statistics — the retail sector is struggling, according to Ten-X Research, a division…