The investment market for logistics and industrial property is witnessing sustained high levels of demand from investors, which shows no signs of abating. Accordingly, the transaction volume in the first half of the current year rose by around 15% compared with the first six months of 2015 to reach almost €2bn. This was largely attributable to increased investment in industrial property and business parks.
The effects of the rise in e-commerce will continue to be a core theme in the logistics sector in the months ahead. Increasing numbers of logistics operators are re-organising their distribution structures and logistics networks. This is also likely to attract greater interest from investors, particularly with regard to the future viability of their properties and locations.
In view of its role as a European logistics hub, we expect the German logistics market to benefit from the advancing professionalisation and further internationalisation of the sector. For those reasons and since demand from occupiers is already currently very high, it can be assumed that even greater volumes of capital will be seeking investment opportunities in this structurally growing market.
Source : Savills