RUHR REGION CONTINUES UPWARD TREND
The logistics market in the Ruhr region, which had already weathered the pandemic year 2020 better than other locations, continued its upward trend, which has been observed for some time, in 2021. With a take-up of 683,000 m², the previous year's result was exceeded by a good 2 % and the ten-year average even by a remarkable 42 %. It also represents the second-best result ever recorded; only in 2016 was a higher take-up realised. Demand is at a stable high level in all market segments. As expected, demand is particularly strong in the e-commerce sector, which continues to boom. In addition, the restructuring of supply chains due to the current problems with preliminary products also adds further impulses. Especially in this segment, there are frequent enquiries for space available at short notice with short lease running times. The central, eastern and western Ruhr area continue to be particularly favoured by users. The most important contracts include those signed by the Berlin Brands Group (90,400 m²) in Werne, Levi Strauss (67,000 m²) in Dorsten and Rhenus (65,000 m²) in Bönen.