RECORD TAKE-UP IN PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN DIMENSIONS
The fact that the logistics markets have developed very strongly despite the Corona pandemic and tend to be among the winners has not been a secret for some time. However, with the record take-up of 9.1 million m² (incl. owner-occupiers) achieved in 2021, they are advancing into a new, previously unknown dimension. This exceeds the previous year's result by 34 % and the ten-year average by a impressive 42 %. However, the exceptional nature of the result is also underlined by the fact that even the previous record from 2018 was topped by a further 24 %. To achieve such a volume, many things have to come together to create demand. These include the continuing boom in e-commerce, as well as the reorganisation of supply chains due to bottlenecks with primary products or restructuring processes in the manufacturing sector, such as e-mobility. A significant expansion of new construction activities has also helped, which has eased the supply bottleneck somewhat, even if there is still too little space available in most regions.