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European Logistics Market Q4 2021

Our Q4 2021 European Logistics report has just been released.

Key findings include:

  • Take-up hit another record in 2021 in the six leading European countries. Market fundamentals are healthy with vacancy rates below 5% in most countries. The lack of new developments combined with the strong activity in the e-commerce sector are the two main factors that contribute to rental growth in prime sectors.
  • The industrial & logistics market is yet again breaking a new record volume of investment (+55% in 2021), gaining market share against other assets. Supported by strong occupier fundamentals, yields are still compressing in most markets.
  • A normalisation in growth is expected in Europe, with household spending underpinned by cheap financing conditions, a further improvement in the labour market and faster wage growth. Stronger supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures may have a negative impact on 2022.
  • There are great differences between countries. Changing shopping habits resulting in increasing online sales is a structural demand driver for warehousing space in Europe. As online shopping grows, so does reverse logistics, further space will be needed.
  • As retailers are developing omni-channel solutions, the choice of location for last mile solutions but also regional solutions will prevail. The challenge will be land availability.
  • Labour availability and cost are strategic in occupier decisions on where to locate, and also for developers assessing the cost and time within which they can deliver buildings.

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European Logistics Market Q4 2021