At a Glance Q1 2020

Logistics investment market Germany

Logistik-Investmentmarkt Deutschland


The market for logistics investments started the year 2020 with an extraordinary result: The transaction volume of 2.32 billion € not only exceeded the previous year's result by an impressive 76%, but also broke the existing record of 2017 (2.15 billion €), so that a new record is set. Two major portfolio transactions, whose German shares alone account for more than 750 million €, also played a significant role in this. On the one hand, Union Investment took over Garbe's logistics portfolio and on the other hand, Ares is selling its share in a pan-European logistics portfolio to its co-investment partner Investec Property Fund. However, in contrast to 2017, it is not only portfolio deals that are primarily responsible for the strong result, but also single transactions, which at 58% account for considerably more than half of the outcome. This fact in particular provides clear evidence that the current corona crisis has not yet had a significant impact on transaction volume on the logistics investment market in the first quarter. As most contracts are negotiated over longer periods of time, noticeable effects are only expected from the second quarter onwards.


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