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The firm expects its industry peers to be stretched from a liquidity perspective, and plans to take advantage of the market dislocation.
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The Sydney-headquartered logistics specialist sought a new shareholder more than a year ago, but never originally intended to sell a majority stake. Then ARA showed up.
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The London-based firm gave a 50% management fee discount to first close investors committing $100 million or more to the vehicle.
The BCIMC-owned firm will refrain from investing in retail assets directly, opting to gain access to consumer activity through logistics investments instead.
As investors shift their focus from retail to industrial, the sector’s deal activity for 2019 looks likely to exceed $160bn – a record level, observes Real Capital Analytics’ Jim Costello.
Annualized national rent growth in 2019 reached its second-strongest showing in sector history, writes Peter Kroner of JLL.
As supply chains adapt to new realities, occupiers will focus more on the life cycle of a facility, says Matthew Wright, DHL’s vice-president of development.
Finding value in logistics is not just about large ‘big box’ assets but increasingly urban and ‘last-mile’ facilities, says Kari Pitkin, Allianz Real Estate’s head of business development.
A combination of positive factors has brought some of the world’s largest investors into the country.
Investor appetite for last-mile logistics is at a peak, but assets are hard to find, just one of the factors shaping investor strategies in an emerging sector.
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