DIETER CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
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|Atlanta was the third most active industrial market so far this year. (Good enough for the industrial market postseason.) We chatted with JLL's Jim Dieter, who heads the firm's industrial platform and got a peek into the market's overall performance in 2012. During Q1, leasing activity in Atlanta was 5.5M SF, just behind Chicago with 8M SF and LA with 10M SF (with a total of 90M SF in leasing activity nationwide during that time). Jim says he's ?cautiously optimistic? things will continue to improve this year. But that's tenuous, especially if "there's a geopolitical and global issue that affects things,? he says.|