In the last two-and-a-half years, there has been a spike in supply chain struggles with rising costs, economic uncertainty, delays, and shortages, creating challenges in construction.
With these challenges, developers have learned to adapt and respond to these new climates. This is especially important as construction activity has been booming since the pandemic, with greater demands for new industrial buildings and multi-family housing resulting in 689 million sqft of warehouse space currently under construction. Furthermore, many data centers, life science labs, warehouses and distribution centers are in the works.
“Amazon expanded rapidly to create new fulfillment centers and sortation centers, and they did put a hold on a lot of materials around the Americas and around the globe. The market was concerned, but it didn’t actually have the effect of shorting supplies because of Amazon. They just sort of triggered everyone else’s thinking, and a fundamental shift happened.” - Ryan Caffyn-Parsons, CEO Americas, Unispace
Ryan leads the Americas region, managing the United States and Latin America. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Ryan has led teams to execute complex workplace projects, driven global initiatives, and redefined Unispace standards. With a strong knowledge of local and global markets, he brings his strategic vision to drive growth and improve operational excellence across all aspects of the business.