Entries by Paul J. Ruff

Fort Mill deal featured in Charlotte Business Journal

  Triumph Real Estate was recently featured in the Charlotte Business Journal about it’s acquisition of the 260,000 square foot Fort Mill building near Charlotte, South Carolina. This is Triumph’s first venture into the robust Southeast region of the United States, with hopefully more forthcoming.

Supply Chain

All US rail traffic is up as happens anytime the economy grows, but interesting to note is that according to Rail-Time Indicators (“RTI”), a publication of the American Association of Railroads, Intermodal freight traffic was up 5.2% in 2014 YOY and set a new annual record. Overall, RTI reports that in 2014 total carloads reached […]

Interested in investing in industrial real estate? Why?

If you answer is something along the lines of “good fundamentals,” then you’re probably chasing deals in the same 20 markets as everyone and their cat. This herd mentality is fine and there are certainly risk-related analyses to justify the approach, but the ability to deploy capital in those markets is becoming increasingly about how […]

The future of industrial real estate is now thanks to retail

As appeared in…Colorado Real Estate Journal A few months ago, the manager of a major brokerage firm asked me whether we were interested in buying any retail projects right now. It was a reasonable question, because he knows we’ve been opportunistic investors and developers in all of the major commercial property types over our 15-year […]