VOLUME DECLINED, BUT ABOVE AVERAGE OF TOP MARKETS
- In the first half of the year, the Ruhr logistics market was unable to match either its prior-year performance (-49 %) or its average (-31 %) due to supply factors. However, with take-up totalling 157,000 m², the polycentric logistics region posted an above-average result compared to the top markets. Against the background of no location being able to achieve an overall result in the region of the 200,000-m²-mark, the lower take-up must therefore be placed into perspective.
- With the logistics companies Recht in the InlogParc Bönen (27,000 m²) and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Werne (20,000 m²), one major letting starting at 20,000 m² was attributable to the new-building and one to the existing stock sector. Overall, the new-build segment generated a share of around 55 % of take-up, and therefore most of the volume, because of several other medium-sized deals in the middle of the year.
- Meanwhile, the upward trend in rental prices continues: At the top (6.60 €/m²) and on average (5.40 €/m²), levels have risen by almost 14 % each in the past 12 months.
LOGISTICS FIRMS AND MEDIUM-SIZED SPACES STAND OUT
- Just as in some other top markets, the mid-range segment between 8,000 m² and 20,000 m² also made the biggest contribution to letting activity in the Ruhr region. Primarily because of the supply shortage in the large-space sector, 65 % of the total result was achieved in this category.
- In the sector ranking, the great importance of the Ruhr region for the restructuring of supply chains among logistics firms has become particularly evident in the current year. With a share of 61 %, they are at the top of the demand groups at mid-year, as is the case for a large proportion of the A-locations.
- By contrast, the retail sector, which is traditionally strong in the Ruhr region, has remained underrepresented to date, accounting for around 9%, along with utilities and waste disposal companies. This pushes the manufacturing sector into second place in the mid-term results with a share of almost 21%.