SUPPLY SHORTAGE REMAINS MARKET DETERMINING
A take-up of 139,000 m² was registered in the Stuttgart market area in 2020. This fell short of the previous year's result by around 9 % and of the long-term average by almost 13 %. As in previous years, however, it was not a lack of demand for space that led to this comparatively low level of transaction activity; rather, the shortage of available space was once again the driver of the development. It is above all the lack of large and modern spaces that motivates companies to locate in the periphery. If we look at the locations that are outside the Stuttgart market area but still within the extended catchment area of the Swabian metropolis, it becomes apparent that very large-area contracts, each with more than 20,000 m² of space, were mainly concluded in the extended catchment radius of the market area. The situation is different in the market area itself,
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