Looking back to 2015 the economic recovery combined with a shift to e-commerce was reflected in the occupier activity in the major market segments. The office and logistics market profited from the economic upturn, while the latter also benefitted from the rise in e-commerce. Take-up in the office market rose by 5.0% to 1.26 million sqm. The industrial market showed by far the largest increase: +58.7% to 4.3 million sqm. The competitive Dutch retail market is still coping with the aftermath of the crisis years, the growing share of e-commerce and outdated retail formats. Retail occupier activity slowed in Q4 2015 and reached 755,000 sqm,
very similar to last year's take-up.
Source : Savills