Logistics real estate: Past performance is no guarantee of future results

June 04, 2018 315 Views

Numerous developers are finally daring to take the risk of constructing new logistics real estate once more. Now that the economy is growing again and the need for storage space is rising rapidly, property developers are initiating new-build warehouse projects without necessarily having a tenant lined up. That was less of a problem in the past since there was general agreement on the definition of a ‘market-conforming’ building, but the growth of e-commerce is increasingly muddying the waters when it comes to this definition. As a result, the logistics real estate market faces some important decisions.

This article has been published on trade journal logistiek.nl and Logistics Real Estate Magazine (Dutch version). For English version click below on Download PDF.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the authors if you should have any questions Mari van Kuijk or Michael Lokerse.

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