RISE IN THE THIRD QUARTER, PREVIOUS YEAR NOT COMPARABLE
- The take-up on the Berlin logistics market must be considered in a differentiated manner after the first three quarters: On the one hand, the interim result of 231,000 m² contrasts with the exceptional volume from the previous year (847,000 m²), which could not be repeated in this form. On the other hand, however, the capital region was able to record the first major contracts by logistics firms We Log (35,000 m²) and LGI (30,500 m²) in Magna Park Berlin in the last three months and achieve the best quarterly result of the year (106,000 m²).
- The aforementioned major deals also provided a boost to take-up in the new-build segment, increasing the market share in this sector from almost 46 % at mid-year to 65 %. Nevertheless, the overall volume continues to be below average, mainly due to a lack of available space and the challenging conditions for project developments.
- Following a constant trend up to the middle of the year, rents rose again slightly at the top (7.90 €/m²) and on average (6.70 €/m²) in the third quarter as the supply/demand situation remained tight.
LOGISTICS FIRMS BENEFIT FROM MAJOR LETTINGS
- While the ranking of sector groups was led by retail companies in the first half of the year, logistics firms were able to take the lead at the end of the third quarter with a share of 46 %, driven by the two major deals concluded by We Log and LGI. It is pleasing to note that with a take-up of 98,000 m² they almost reached their long-term average (-2 %).
- Wholesale/retail companies, on the other hand, are predominantly represented with smaller contracts in the current year, which means they have to be content with second place and a contribution of 32 % to total take-up. The industrial sector accounts for 8 %.
- In terms of size categories, the smaller spaces up to 3,000 m² (around 32 %), which are primarily located in the core area, and the large new leases of 20,000 m² and more (28 %) are particularly significant.