Demand for warehouse space will decrease in 2023, experts predicted, but companies will still be looking to fill in network gaps opportunistically while continuing to move sourcing and inventory closer to domestic customers to hedge against supply chain shocks.

In its 2023 outlook, commercial real estate broker CBRE predicts leasing activity in the previously white-hot industrial and logistics sector will decline by 10% to 15% next year, with a decrease in construction starts. Even with slower ecommerce growth to drive warehouse demand, leasing activity will see positive net absorption for the 13th straight year, CBRE said, with a tight vacancy rate increasing slightly but remaining below its 10-year average.

Key Points

  • In Texas businesses must utilize data to inform their business choices to stay competitive; good data analysis requires a data warehouse.
  • Large volumes of historical data in Texas are analyzed in data warehouses to get business insights.
  • In recent data, warehouses complement relational databases and work with data from multiple sources.

To clarify the upcoming investment opportunities, the report offers a thorough analysis of the global data warehousing market projections, together with present and future trends.

How Does a Data Warehouse Market Work in Texas?

Relational data and other data sources are transformed into multidimensional schemas in a data warehouse only for analytical purposes. To speed up inquiries and searches, metadata is produced during this transition. 

A semantic layer is built on top of this data layer to organize and translate complicated data into terms that analysts can easily understand, such as “product” or “customer,” without having to know the names of database tables. The semantic layer is then followed by an analytics layer, which enables authorized users to access, view, and understand the data.

2023 Predictions for Texas Warehouse

  • Despite rent increases exceeding 10%, U.S. Texas warehouse building starts will reach a seven-year low. Development starts will decrease by 60% to fewer than 175 million square feet (MSF) in 2023, driven by a sharp increase in the cost of capital. An additional year of double-digit rent increase will result from low vacancy. Consumers may see greater costs as merchants are forced to accept the economics of supply when pursuing constrained demand in the near future as less warehouse space comes online.
  • Rents in the United States will rise to unprecedented heights. Although land and building costs are down, and Texas warehouse market rents are capitalized at 5%.
  • E-commerce leasing will recover and have its second-busiest year ever after 2021. As the excessive demand for in-person experiences declines and the value of e-commerce to customers is unaffected, e-commerce sales are once again growing. Prologis upholds its forecast that, an increase from 15% in 2019, more than 25% of retail items will be sold online by 2025. Online retailers will also depend on their network design to help them meet their sustainability and cost-saving objectives. By cutting the final mile, putting an urban center at the end of e-fulfillment supply chains may, on average, achieve economic and environmental savings of 50%.

Texas Warehouse Summary


Rent per SF

     Current                      %Δ Y-o-Y


   Current                        % Δ Y-o-Y

Austin    $11.88                       14.19%      4.35%                          -15.81%
Dallas-Fort Worth    $6.81                         11.13%      5.85%                          -13.55%
Houston    $8.26                          8.83%      7.50%                          -25.25%
San Antonio    $6.83                          6.50%      3.25%                         -41.62%








Source: CoStar, Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. 


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