Fighting for e-quality (244) October 2019


A qualitative difference

With 2.5 mln sqm of warehouse space being added to its total stock each year, Poland is on its way to becoming one of the largest warehouse hubs in Europe, comparable to Germany or the Netherlands.

Rafał Ostrowski


H1 2019 turned out to be a stunningly good period for the Polish warehouse and industrial market, with growing supply, low vacancy levels and stable rents.


Warehousing for the world

John Palmer, the head of industrial investment at Savills, explains the reasons behind the current boom in warehousing and why it still looks set to continue.

Alex Hayes

Immune to any crisis

Is the warehouse market in Poland set to keep on booming? When are we going to see the magic 30 mln? How is e-commerce market influencing the sector? Kamil Szymaƒski, the head of the industrial agency at Savills, answers these and other questions.

Anna Korólczyk-Lewandowska

Sense and sustainability

Sustainability is not just merely doing what’s “nice” from a marketing point of view. It’s vital for securing the long term value of the assets, claims Michal Vrba, the vice-president and head of project management of Prologis CEE.

Rafał Ostrowski

Know your customer

Robbert Heekelaar, the vice-president for architecture and emerging technologies at Prologis, explains why the developer has invested in its own laboratory to test out the latest logistics and customer solutions.

Rafał Ostrowski

Quality that pays off for years

Segro is, by definition, a long-term investor in that it doesn’t sell buildings immediately after renting them, but instead retains and continues to manage them for many years. Thus a high quality is guaranteed for all its services and buildings, claims Bartosz Michalski, the development director of Segro.

Tomasz Cudowski

From the lower leagues to the top tier

It started out ten years ago as a small local company. Today it is the third largest warehouse developer in Poland in terms of space under construction, and all its buildings are fully leased before completion. So we spoke to Tomasz Lubowiecki, the CEO of 7R, to find out how such a feat was achieved and if it can be sustained.

Tomasz Cudowski

Which way to Invest in industrial assets?

Marta Bijak-Haiduk and Janusz Dzianachowski, respectively, a managing associate and partner in the real estate practice of Linklaters Poland, on all you need to know about the options and various stages of the investment process in Poland for warehousing assets.


Taking Polish success across the Oder

MLP Group has embarked upon an ambitious foray into Germany, where it is planning to build a number of logistics park within a four-year period, while in Poland it is already expecting to smash its targets for the year.

Rafał Ostrowski

The Frisco kid looks to the future

The e-grocery business is still not very easy in Poland. The largest online store in Warsaw – – makes losses. However, the company is investing in its supply chain and in innovative systems in the hope of increasing its scale and making possible future profits.

Rafał Ostrowski