chi-jllstats (4) The number of mid-sized deals went way up as more distributors focus on building “last-mile” facilities, according to JLL.

CHICAGO—Last year at this time experts predicted the US industrial market would have a great 2017, and the experts were not wrong. Even though absorption slowed in the second and third quarters, tenants made up for that by picking up the pace and absorbing about 80 million square feet in the last three months of the year, pushing the year’s total up to 245 million, according to a new report from Chicago-based JLL.