By Cameron Williams, Director of Research, SVN International Corp.
An abundance of industrial development is being driven by the burgeoning battery production sector where over the last decade a surge in demand for energy storage solutions has emerged. Beyond EV battery production, these facilities are focusing on battery cells that are meant for storing energy produced by wind, solar, and water. As North America’s battery manufacturing capacity is projected to increase nearly twentyfold by 2030, the ripple effects are palpable in the commercial real estate market, with industrial spaces being rapidly repurposed to accommodate the needs of this high-growth sector. This transformation signifies not just a technological revolution but a pivotal economic shift, as the U.S. positions itself at the forefront of the global energy transition.