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Global AutoTech Testing & Development Project Launched in California

Merced County and GLDPartners have fully unveiled what is emerging as an internationally recognized complex for the automotive industry. Located adjacent to Silicon Valley, the California AutoTech Testing and Development Center (CATDC) is a 300-acre hub where global automotive sector OEMs and technology firms are working on next-generation research and development involving vehicle autonomy, propulsion, safety systems and connected car technologies.

Utah: Governor’s Inland Port Exploratory Committee Recommends Global TradePort

Following our firm's recommendation to the Governor's Inland Port Exploratory Committee about the feasibility of developing a large-scale multimodal port, the Committee met this past week to consider the project.

GLDPartners Produces a Trio of Internet Products That Highlight California Project

GLDPartners and Merced County, California simultaneously unveiled three business websites this week. These websites were developed by GLDPartners on behalf of Merced County to create investment opportunities and position the County as an important and strategic business force in the state.

The Sweden-China Autonomous Vehicle Connection is Proving

A good interview that lays out Volvo's autonomous vehicle development plan well and generally describes their business approach and the role of corporate partnerships. GLDPartners Auto see's Volvo's mature business approach to the science of AV integration as refreshing and one that will lead to very good things. With the Autoliv connection and the map-back to their ownership's Chinese base, Volvo is an outsized player that will emerge as a true global factor as the industry and the tech matures.

Infrastructure Investment Company Acquisition of Port Asset in China Might Be a Model

Blending and joining-up these players, funds and economic activity in a strategic manner can yield huge benefits. The Chinese have done this well before, sometimes but not always with the help of huge public investments. The substance of this story is around an infrastructure/property investment group's acquisition of a port asset in China. We think this is probably a smart move, in that market it will create strong market and investment synergies. In North America and Europe, we should be joining things up better.

ECommerce Demand is Overwhelming Industrial Property Market

In her January 2nd CNBC article Internet giants fuel warehouse demand as land prices surge, Lauren Thomas describes how industrial land valuations are rising quickly due to the pressured of demand from ecommerce uses. Though there are some wide variations, GLDPartners experiences this every day in our project work - that there is a shortage of well-sited and ready to build industrial land. Much of this challenge is due to the incredible rise in demand for developing new ecommerce distribution centers. This is true in the US but also increasingly so in other developed ecommerce markets in Canada, and parts of Europe and Asia. Where there is land supply with good multimodal transport infrastructure access, land values are rising.