• The Seattle Times reports that “as Americans spend more money shopping online, real-estate developers are sinking record amounts of money into new warehouse space, building bigger, taller structures to meet the needs of e-commerce — and the robots that help it along. Builders spent $2.7 billion on U.S. warehouse construction in October, the most since the census started keeping track in 1993.”

And, the story says, “The size of the average warehouse completed this year was 188,000 square feet, according to a report published last week by CBRE Group, more than double the size in 2001.”