Sheds and the city (234) October 2018


The future belongs to us

Even for those of us who are a bit longer in the tooth, mechanisation and computerisation in the workplace are nothing new.

Nathan North

Sheds full of roses

According to the ‘Marketbeat Warehouse Market in Poland – H1 2018 Summary’ recently published by Cushman & Wakefield, developers completed 734,000 sqm of warehousing space in H1 2018 and the total stock now comes to more than 14.32 mln sqm – a y-o-y increase of 21 pct. And the new supply should keep coming at an impressive pace until the end of the year.

Market review

Another record year

Modern warehousing stock in Poland is now approaching the threshold of 15 mln sqm. It is one of the most rapidly developing markets in Europe. The main advantages of the country include its geographical location as well as the quality and costs of its labour.

New technology

Scale and quality

Martin Polák, the managing director and regional head of Prologis in Central and Eastern Europe, explains how the company has been embracing technology to keep ahead of the competition.

Interviewer: Rafał Ostrowski
Market review

It’s a young old world

Dirk Sosef, the head of Prologis' research and strategy in Europe, explains why the European logistics market still has a long way to grow.

Interviewer: Rafał Ostrowski
New technology

Cinderella to Rockefeller

How to keep a customer for many years, how a ‘Cinderella’ sector has become a ‘princess’, and whether it’s worth hunting for bargains on the land market – we asked Bożena Krawczyk, Segro’s investment director for Central Europe.

Interviewer Tomasz Cudowski
Regional markets

Expanding into new areas

Bartłomiej Hofman, the managing director of P3 Logistic Parks in Poland, reveals how the company will push for further growth under his new leadership.

Interviewer: Rafał Ostrowski

Eco-chambers of e-commerce

P3 claims to be one of the companies with the highest environmental credentials operating in the European logistics real estate sector. A glance at its activities in this regard gives us a good snapshot of the company’s approach to sustainability.


Supplying the city

MLP Group has started its first city logistics projects. These buildings feature elegant offices, high standard warehouse space and competitive rents. They will also be managed by the group.

Interviewer: Rafał Ostrowski

Do androids dream of electric sheds?

With smart systems, drones and mobile apps – a technological revolution is now underway on the warehouse real estate market. And those not in the race face obsolescence.

Agnieszka Zielińska

“You say you want a revolution?”

New supply chain technologies and changing consumer expectations are reshaping logistics, and extra spending on real estate could represent good value for money, Prologis claims in its latest research.

Alex Hayes