New Era: Nordstrom took the entire half-million square feet built near Torrance by Bridge Development Partners.

New Era: Nordstrom took the entire half-million square feet built near Torrance by Bridge Development Partners. Photo by Ringo Chiu.

Industrial real estate is reimagining itself in Los Angeles County.

Old, unattractive, dark and dingy structures – some were once manufacturing plants – are being razed and replaced by the new look of industrial real estate – clean, tall and bright warehouses stacked to the ceilings with consumer goods intended for surrounding residents and destined for immediate delivery.

Demand for new warehouses is accelerating, turning up the heat on L.A. County’s already hot industrial market. That’s why the Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Real Estate Special Report focuses on the renewal of the sector in the era of e-commerce, cannabis and food. Turn to page 22 to see who’s doing the latest deals, where they are being done and how they impact the nation’s top industrial market.

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