RESEARCH • 7 September 2021

Thinking outside big boxes


Savills IM report pinpoints new opportunities in European industrial and logistics sector


‘Big Box’ mainstream logistics assets continue to display strong fundamentals but with pricing pressures driving down yields and new themes emerging, other industrial subs-sectors now offer alternative opportunities to investors, according to a new report by Savills Investment Management (Savills IM), the international real estate investment manager.

The report, entitled Thinking outside big boxes, identifies opportunities in mainstream ‘big box’ logistics and warehousing. It says long term demand fundamentals, such as economic growth, trade volume, manufacturing output and retail sales, all continue to provide strong support for such assets, while their availability remains limited in major markets across Europe as vacancy rates near record lows. Online sales, a key demand driver for ecommerce-related ‘big boxes’, are expected to grow strongly and be a key driver for occupier demand.

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