QUIET START TO THE YEAR ON THE RHINE
In the first three months of the year, the Düsseldorf logistics market was noticeably restrained. With a total take-up of 37,000 m², both the good result of the previous year (-29 %) and the long-term average (-18 %) were clearly missed. The moderate result is by no means due to a decline in demand, which remains at a consistently high level. In fact, in many places there is a lack of adequate space with modern equipment, which is particularly scarce in the size category larger than 10,000 m². Therefore, many demands have not yet been served, with the result that fewer than 10 deals were registered in the first quarter. The fact that the overall result is nevertheless solid is mainly due to the online bathroom retailer Reuter, who is building a 30,000 m² logistics centre in the Rheindahlen business park in Mönchengladbach.
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