WEAKER THAN IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, BUT ABOVE AVERAGE
With take-up of 378,000 m² in the first three quarters, the Ruhr region logistics market fell short of the result for the same period last year (-19 %), but still achieved a volume that is above the long-term average (+13 %). The fact that even more deals were registered in the first nine months than in the previous year can be seen as an indication that the high market dynamics of recent years are continuing in the logistics region. The new-build share of take-up, which currently amounts to around 62 %, was fuelled by the 67,000 m² fulfilment logistics centre of the fashion company Levi Strauss. It is likely to set new standards in Germany in terms of sustainability in the logistics segment with its cradle-to-cradle concept. However, it is not only the high take-up in new-build properties (235,000 m²) in a long-term comparison that is pleasing, but also in existing properties (143,000 m²), which are also benefiting from the good demand situation.