Logistics Real Estate: Market Trends and Developments


Logistics Real Estate

Logistics and logistics real estate have a long tradition at the trade fair: At numerous exhibitor booths and the joint booth “LogReal Campus” you can meet project developers, dealers, investors, and logistics partners. An ideal place to get talking to experts and make valuable contacts.

Logistics real estate: demand continues

Logistics real estate in Germany and elsewhere continue to be a trend with investors. 2017 recorded a transaction volume of approximately 8.7 billion euros in Germany alone (Source: CBRE, Colliers). At 65 percent, the investors involved in the deals were mainly foreign, most of them from Asia. The construction boom is likewise continuing: 3.7 million square meters of new logistics space was developed in 2017 (Source Logivest). 2018 also promises to be a successful year for the industry. In the first half of the year the German warehouse and logistics real estate market was the strongest since records began with 3.4 million square meters realized, exceeding the previous year's result by 17 percent, CBRE reported.

Assessments of further developments in the capital market as well as project implementation will be discussed at EXPO REAL. In particular, the shortage of land in densely populated areas – e-commerce is a keyword here – is making life difficult for project developers and logistics specialists. Municipalities and business development agencies are gradually realizing that they will need to come up with new solutions.

Meeting point for the logistics real estate community

Intensive exchange is thus a foregone conclusion. For the world of logistics real estate, Expo Real has become the benchmark forum for the industry. Just look at the list of exhibitors: major project developers such as Goodman, Panattoni, ProLogis, VGP, and many others will all be there with their own booths. General contractors, investors and municipalities/business development agencies will be presenting themselves alongside real estate agents and consulting companies such as CBRE, Colliers, JLL or Logivest.

In addition, the joint booth “LogReal Campus" also offers many stakeholders in the industry space to establish a presence. They include the project developers Four PARX and Verdion, the consultants from the Fraunhofer Working Group for Supply Chain Services SCS, and the logistics real estate initiative “Logix.” The latter will present its new study “Location Compass–Land and Employment Potential in the German Logistics Regions” to the public at Expo Real.

The consulting firm bulwiengesa will also present its new study “Logistics and Real Estate 2018” at a press conference at Expo Real on October 8.

A conference program all about logistics

Logistics topics will play a role in the conference program, too. Between 13:00 and 13:50 on October 9, 2018, for example, experts from trade, e-commerce, logistics, and municipalities will discuss the topic “Urban logistics: Where are the land, concepts, and properties?” in the context of the Let's Talk Logistics” series at the Intelligent Urbanization Forum in Hall C1. This will be followed at 14:00 by a panel discussion entitled “Pop-Up Logistics & Co.: How new strategies are changing city logistics.”

The exhibitor events at the trade fair booths and in the conference rooms will be equally wide-ranging. Here, too, you will find numerous events devoted to all aspects of logistics real estate. Why not pay a visit to the EXPO REAL conference program?

Our personal tip: The EXPO REAL blog offers you varied and fascinating stories and news covering all the various trade fair topics as well as presenting the opinions and experiences of different players. Just take a look!