Inland Port?

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Utah Government leaders at the state, county and city levels are discussing the possibility of an Inland Port. An inland port is an intermodal transportation hub located away from typical coastal ports with access to goods being distributed via air, truck and rail. Utah meets many of the essential criteria required to have an inland port, but more studies and potentially legislative action will be required to determine the ultimate viability of the project.  One of the major positive factors in a port consideration for Utah, "known as the crossroads of the West" already has rail access to four major west coastal ports in Seattle, Portland, Oakland and Los Angeles and has an international airport. 

If an inland port proves to be a viable option for Utah and the required infrastructure can be funded and developed it would be another major force for regional economic development. The best location for the inland port would be in Salt Lake City's NorthWest Quadrant near the airport with the benefit of all the new infrastructure being completed for the new State prison. 

There is a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding the possibility of an inland port here in Utah and the associated real estate development that can and will occur as a result of a new inland port. Give us a call for more information.

A good place to find additional information, studies, and resources in regards to Utah's possible Inland Port found here:

http://slco.org/economic-development/inland-port/

Dog Days Aren’t Over

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For all of you dog-lovers out there, this blog post is dedicated to you and your four-legged furry friends! For this blog I am going to post some of the benefits owning a dog has and what you can do to share the love with them as well. So let’s spring right into the mutual benefits that having man’s best friend can reap!

 

Benefits for You!

  1. You’ll Exercise More

  2. You’ll Feel Less Stressed

  3. Your Social Life May Improve

  4. You May Detect Cancer Sooner

  5. Your Kids Will Be Less Like to Have Allergies

  6. Your Heart Will Be Healthier

  7. You’re Less Likely to Feel Depressed

  8. You Can Grow Old Gracefully

  9. Your Risk for General Illness Decreases

  10. You’ll Feel Safer


So what can you do for your doggo since they give you so many personal benefits? I’ll follow my trend and list 8 things that will help you keep your dogs more satisfied.

How You Can Reward Your Dog!

  1. Rotate Toys
  2. Go On Walks
  3. Train Obedience
  4. Teach New Tricks
  5. Maintain a Healthy Weight
  6. Play More
  7. Verbal and Physical Praise
  8. Try New Treats

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
— K. Friedman

So there you have it. If you have a dog, now you know why they make you so dang happy and for those of you who don’t you should probably get one or five. But like a human, dogs also deserve to be treated right and these simple tips can greatly improve you and your dog’s overall well-being. Have a good week, from the IPG team and our furry friends to you and yours!

 

Augmented Reality Becoming a Reality

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Augmented reality for consumer use is a growing trend that many people are both excited and anxious to see come to market. Augmented reality is somewhat a reverse of virtual reality. Virtual reality transports you to another place while augmented reality transports objects into “our world”. It’s uses are very powerful for everyday people and for businesses in general.


 

Buying + AR

Augmented reality is already underway to help ecommerce businesses such as Amazon help consumers create a custom-tailored shopping experience to increase their overall satisfaction with the products they purchase. One such example is furniture buying. An idea for using augmented reality to help this specific market is the consumer would take a picture of their room that they are considering purchasing furniture for. Next, the user will insert the furniture into “their living room” to see if they actually like the way it looks and matches other tones and pieces already in the vicinity. This could monumentally help consumers stay satisfied with these companies and keep the annoying  costly processes of returning items to a minimum.


 

Maps + AR

Another example of companies using augmented reality for the appeal of the market is Apple. Apple has made some pretty big acquisitions into the AR realm (4 different companies costing millions of dollars). They see it as the future of technology use and have a cool idea of how it could help users. One example is bringing animations such as a dog, cat, or other animal “into your home” without them actually being there. This would be very fun for kids who may not be allowed the opportunity to see them or play with actual pets in their homes. Another cool concept Apple was crafting was using AR for their Maps app. Users either walking on the streets or on the road would be able to hold up their phone using their camera and be able to see and identify what a building contained inside. Think of walking in New York City and wondering what that weird looking castle-esque building is across the street. A cool software innovation that combines AR and geo-processing technology could tell you the building’s name, when it was built, and what it has inside of it. Pretty cool huh.


Augmented reality is an awesome and innovative technology that is sure to transform the way the consumers and businesses go about their daily lives. In the realm of industrial commercial real estate there are some pretty exciting new implementations that we could use to help improve efficiency and time-management for companies. Keeping up to speed on these amazing technological advancements are critical for companies to stay on top of their competitors and that’s how IPG is able to deliver such great service to its clients. We know our market, utilize the latest and coolest technologies relevant to industrial real estate, and implement these tools to create value for our most valuable asset: our clients. I hope you found this article about augmented reality cool! Go check some of our other recent blogs!


Embracing Change

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Back a couple years ago I used to think that I could almost perfectly plan my life out. I had set up a 12-year plan of how I would graduate high school with straight A’s, go to Harvard, become a doctor and then specialize and become a neurosurgeon. After having spent years in high school preparing for medical studies, I realized that I hated needles, couldn’t deal with blood, and was too empathetic to ever cut into another person. That’s when my first big wake-up call to reality struck me square in the face. I again thought I could plan my future out while studying business, going to one university for undergraduate school and then to Stanford for my MBA. Again, I learned I was wrong to think that I could perfectly plan out every aspect of my future.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that planning your future is bad - it can be very beneficial.. However, there are some things (such as your overall life direction) that you truly cannot plan for, but you must be open to new opportunities when they present themselves. Change can be scary, but if there is anything in this life that is constant it is change. We can either fight it or adapt to it, and I think that the ability to adapt to change is one of the single most important non-routine skills a person can develop over their lifetime. It is not easy by any means and some changes may leave you wondering how you will ever adapt to them. However, if you put in some time and effort and allow yourself to be vulnerable as well as acknowledging the fact that these hard times don’t last forever, you can feel a lot more confident in your ability to overcome and even benefit from change in your life.



I am no expert by any means, but I do know that the universe does have principles that are constant throughout, and I believe that change is one of its most basic and important principles. The industrial market is always changing and here at IPG our brokers have an amazing ability to adapt to change. From their desire to utilize recycling and renewable energy initiatives, to understanding how new societal factors affect industrial real estate, to even understanding the needs of their team, Jeremy Jensen and Michael Jeppesen truly understand what it takes to run an amazing business with an infrastructure strong enough to allow everyone the opportunity to succeed.

 

One of my favorite authors has persisted through some very challenging life changes. She is an inspiring woman for anyone who looks into what she had to endure in her past. She went from being in an abusive relationship to a divorced, single mother who was living in poverty. BUT she adapted to these life changes, taking all of her energy and emotion, and transformed it into the book series we know today as Harry Potter. I will leave you with a quote by Miss J.K. Rowling that I truly love and hope that you can use it to inspire you to meet changes you face in your life with more a positive perspective and new optimism.

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
— J.K. Rowling

Panels Tilted at Copper Crossing!

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Holy Moley!! This is a big building. IPG Commercial completed the 158 acre sale to UPS last year, and we can now start to see the shape of years of effort to make Copper Crossing @ I-80 a 360 acre master planned industrial park reality! 

If you live under a rock and had not heard, this is the new UPS Mega Sorting Center. Opening just in time for Amazon's new 1,000,000 square foot distribution facility, under construction just two miles away. Coincidence, probably not. 

If you are a distributor requiring massive amounts of shipping capacity, instant freeway access, intermodal connectivity,  and an international airport just 5 minutes away, call us for the 411 on remaining sites in the area. At IPG we have our finger on the pulse of the Salt Lake industrial market.