Future Cities

2021 EMEA Logistics Occupier Survey

20 May 2021

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CBRE surveyed over 100 of the largest logistics occupiers in Europe to gain insights on their expansion plans, current challenges, location and building preferences and the impact of COVID-19 on their real estate strategies.
Summary points:

-Logistics occupiers are prioritising expansion in countries with higher expected e-commerce growth

-They are willing to explore non-traditional locations

-Urban logistics is becoming a high priority

-Labour costs and availability remain vitally important when selecting a location

-COVID-19 will continue to generate additional demand for warehousing space

-Flexible lease terms and lease costs are increasingly important

-Environmental implications are still a lower priority for logistics occupiers