Logistics and Real Estate 2018

Logistics and Real Estate 2018

Last year, the Competence Centre for Logistics Real Estate devoted itself to “urban logistics”* and it proved to be an up-to-date subject that resonated with industry insiders. They remain keenly interested still, and hardly a week goes by without an article being published on this topic. Last year’s survey by the Competence Centre has since become a reporting benchmark in this market segment. Without doubt, urban logistics is of key significance for the future development of cities and of logistics real estate in general.

But there is one thing that tends to get overlooked: Without the “bread-and-butter business” of logistics operators, Germany’s economy—to stay with the image—would be facing lean times or starve. With this in mind, the Competence Centre thought it high time to conduct a closer analysis of the “bread-and-butter business” of logistics and indeed to make it the focal issue of this latest survey. Now, as then, urban logistics remains but a niche product while the bulk of the logistics business takes place—noticed by few—outside the gates of major cities. This is where the raw materials for manufacturing are transshipped and goods distributed—in a word, where the national econo- my’s lifeline is located. This core business of logistics is the source of the flow of goods that eventually end up downtown.

 

Contact: Tobias Kassner, kassner [at] bulwiengesa.de, phone: +4940 - 4232 2220

Topics:
Market Studies, Ongoing Market Observations