SCHIPHOL 15 March 2022 – Both occupiers and investors have taken up more logistics real estate than ever before

This is the conclusion of the latest research report by INDUSTRIAL real estate partners’, “LOGISTICS REAL ESTATE, Dutch Market Report 2022”. The agency firm, with 3 offices in the Netherlands the only real estate advisor specialized exclusively in logistics and industrial real estate, annually registers all occupier and investment transaction from 5,000 square meters, in co-operation with Bak Property Research.

The total take-up in 2021 by occupiers amounted to 4.1 million m², 20% more than in 2020. The southern regions have re-taken their position as main logistics area. As in 2020, the majority of the take-up concerned new-build. E-commerce, but also the general recovery of the market for logistics service suppliers, attributed to this.

Within the new-build segment, the share of build-to-suits has increased again. However speculative developments form an increasing part of supply and were once again successful in 2021. Total supply went down, and the expected shortages of building plots can lead to a tight market over time. Rent levels have risen widely.

Logistics real estate has become even more sought-after as an investment category. The investment volume was € 5 billion, another record. Prime yields are now well below 4%.

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