Logistics real estate is having its day in the sun, it seems. Never before have attitudes to the sector been so positive, demand from investors so apparently inexhaustible or logistics yields so compressed.
Meanwhile, structural trends, notably in the retail sector and manufacturing supply chain, have apparently put the seal on a continued glorious future – even covid-19 seems to have enhanced the prospects of logistics property by amplifying changes that were already occurring in retailing.
But where will the sector go from here and are there likely to be hazards on the road ahead?
To obtain an up-to-date picture of the sector, a full selection of data is needed, which is where you could help.
Leading players in the European logistics property market, Tritax EuroBox, Savills and Analytiqa, are collaborating on the 2021 European Real Estate Logistics Census. The project aims to “engage the full spectrum of European logistics property market stakeholders”.
So, whether you are an occupier, developer, landlord, landowner or broker, a few moments spent reflecting on the key issues likely to influence the sector in the coming months and years ahead could be of enormous significance.
Census contributors will be playing an important role in shining a light on the key themes likely to influence the sector sucvh as occupier demand, the role of sustainability, aspects of land supply, the scope for speculative development and the future direction of online retail.
The results will be published in early July and, as if that was not reason enough for participating, the census organisers are to hold a draw into which census participants who provide their contact details will be entered. The prize is a £500 (or local currency equivalent) Amazon voucher.