Demand for industrial real estate is moving from large core cities to smaller cities and suburbs. Employees of the CCIM Institute have reported the greatest deal flow of industrial real estate in markets with populations between 1 and 5 million people, a growing trend since the recession. In areas like Greenville, South Carolina and Dallas, Texas, closing rates are through the roof due to low inventory and high demand for industrial spaces. Investors are looking at other smaller markets, like Kansas City, for investment opportunities. CCIM gave the market for industrial property a 3.2 out of 5.0 (investment value vs. price ratio), which is the highest rating of any major property segment. The market for industrial real estate expected to stay on the rise in areas like Dallas.