Logistics is a sector diversifying and being shaped by the new trends that define the times we live in. And its appeal to institutional money is growing at pace. Global logistics deal volume for 2019 looks likely to exceed $160 billion, once all Q4 data is collected. If so, it will be a record level for the sector. So, what is the fuel powering logistics’ performance? In one word: e-commerce.
The ever-growing penchant for shopping online must take much of the credit for logistics’ success story in recent years. Retailers’ need for more warehouse space coupled with demands for ever-quicker delivery times mean occupiers require facilities located closer to consumers. A boom in urban logistics – the last-mile phenomenon – is underway. And institutional capital can see a pot of gold.
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