Podcast: What’s driving industrial demand, with RBC’s Raj Patel

Partner, NAI Commercial
  • Nov. 11, 2021

The Industrial Real Estate Show, RBC’s Raj Patel on industrial demand

Host Chad Griffiths talks with Raj Patel, a vice-president of commercial financial services with RBC, to get his thoughts as a commercial lender with one of the world’s largest banks.

They dive into a number of topics surrounding industrial real estate, and wrap up with Patel giving an overview about the value of actively participating in your community.

Here are the time stamps for the topics Griffiths and Patel cover:

1:22 – What is driving demand in industrial real estate?

3:06 – Any industries in particular stand out?

4:11 – Autonomous vehicle impact on trucking?

8:12 – Buying industrial real estate in a hot market?

11:00 – Financing land vs buildings

14:50 – Do we run the risk of overbuilding?

17:48 – Where do you see positive signs?

20:33 – Engaging in your community



Chad Griffiths is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate and focuses on the industrial real estate market. With over 16 years of experience, Chad has both SIOR and CCIM…

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Chad Griffiths is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate and focuses on the industrial real estate market. With over 16 years of experience, Chad has both SIOR and CCIM…

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