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Fri, 01/05/2020 - 12:00
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Industrial & Logistics Insider Q1 2020

Our new Industrial & Logistics Market Insider provides expert comment on the latest occupier and investment trends, along with quarterly data and analysis.

Occupier

• It was a solid start to 2020 for industrial & logistics take-up. Q1 take-up reached 7.4m sq ft (units over 100,000 sq ft), in line with the ten-year quarterly average and up from 5.3m sq ft in Q1 2019.

• Retail dominated take-up in Q1, driven by e-commerce and the grocery sector.

Investment

• Industrial and logistics investment totalled £1.5bn in Q1, down 20% on Q1 2019.

• While COVID-19 is hindering some investors’ ability to push ahead with acquisitions or disposals due to uncertainty over pricing, a substantial weight of capital remains active in targeting an asset class that benefits from strong fundamentals.

For further Industrial & Logistics research, please check out our special report ‘From Adversity To Opportunity: What COVID-19 Means For Industrial & Logistics’

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Industrial & Logistics Insider Q1 2020