The demand for logistics real estate is at an all-time high. Unexpected market events once again emphasise the crucial importance of a flexible and resilient supply chain. Globally, supply chains are under pressure due to the strong economic recovery and rapidly booming

e-commerce business. Consumers are experiencing dependence on an efficient supply chain and the demand for omnichannel, food and pharma-related activities continues to grow strongly. Technological progress optimises logistics services and the productivity, efficiency, and storage capacity of companies.


This in turn influences the demand for modern logistics space as well as design. Moreover, the decreasing availability of building plots, rising land prices, and the increasing pressure for sustainability will lead to radical changes in the logistics property market. On the one hand, the design will focus more than ever on energy efficiency, renewable energy production, and a low-carbon future, and on the other hand, it will strive to minimise the building's (ecological) footprint.

Dominant trends


Brownfield developments offer a sustainable and innovative answer to land scarcity.

From old to future-proof
The shortage of readily available land slows down the development of new logistics property and challenges real estate companies to provide an appropriate response by redeveloping outdated, existing sites.

Companies are taking the next step in their supply chain.

Supply chain transformation
Companies need to respond to fluctuations in a resilient manner so they can face the future with confidence. The supply chain is questioned and reoriented according to the changed environment.

Companies must be part of the climate solution.

Climate transition
Sustainability is no longer a trend but an integral part of business strategy. Climate objectives can only be achieved with efforts made throughout the entire value chain.