Real Estate Knowledge Center
Expertise in all facets of the real estate development life cycle.
The commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional real estate markets value CEC as a trusted advisor for every stage of the project life cycle. With this glossary, we hope to convey our expertise to a broader audience while continuing to enhance communications with our clients.
Buildings developed on sites previously used for industrial or commercial purposes.
Refers to parcel-delivery station in suburban U.S. locations to support local fulfillment operations.
Refers to the buying and selling of goods and services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions.
Between two countries the overall imbalance or trade and imbalance of container type, in addition to seasonal imbalances of trade create a ‘surplus’ or empty container equipment accumulation on one side or with ‘shortage’ or excessive demand for empty container to the other.
Materials, supplies, equipment and storage that are safe to be used for food storage, production or shipping
A building in which retailers, and similar organizations, store their inventory until distribution to the customer.
The optimization of every step of the process both backend and customer-facing from the time an order is placed until the delivery is made and your team reconciles the carrier’s invoice.
The building and growing of industries within an economy. These industries include mass production, technological advances, and other services.
Materials are kept off-site and delivered to the manufacturer precisely when they are needed (as determined by demand signals or a pre-determined schedule).
The movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination.
Refers to the final step of the delivery process from a distribution center or facility to the end-user.
The detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.
Part of the supply chain proves that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption to meet customer requirements.
A product of organic factors and sensitive to variables of related industries.
A buyer acquires another company in the same business to capture synergies so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts.
A network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer.
The outsourcing of ecommerce logistics processes, including inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment.