Soaring Stock (252) October 2020


After the lockdown the stocking up

T he pandemic has done little to halt the unstoppable rise of the Polish warehousing market. In fact, it actually seems to have put booster rockets under it, as the demand for e-commerce goods soars and Western manufacturers seek more cost-effective locations in response to the economic downturn


Demand to grow despite the virus

Rising inventory levels, the boom in e-commerce and the diversification of manufacturing locations could all translate into higher warehouse demand across Europe despite the economic risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Warehouse & industrial

Warehousing as a service

The majority of the facilities that Prologis develops for its clients today are specifically tailored to their precise needs. This is what the logistics business has now become: not just four walls and a roof, but crucially, what you are able to offer over and above that to the tenant.

Warehouse & industrial

A hundred years young

The company might be celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but Segro still seems to have no end of youthful vigour. With Joanna Janiszewska, Segro’s regional director, we take a look at the many activities it is undertaking in the areas of new technology, CSR, sustainability, as well as at its expansion in Poland.

Warehouse & industrial

Tenants, not investment products!

MLP Group recorded a huge increase in profits in the first half of 2020, despite the lockdown. Radosław T. Krochta, the CEO of MLP Group, gives us some insight into the strategy that is still helping the company go from strength to strength.

Human resources

Recruitment reshuffle

The Polish real estate market remains a significant source of interest to investors. Highly-skilled experts in investment, financing and sales are all needed. In the long term, the market will need professionals to drive efficiency, optimisation, process management, property management and asset management. Eurobuild spoke to Marta Kulik, the HR business partner at Cresa Poland, about the pandemic’s impact on the labour market and the role played by modern HR in companies.

Warehouse & industrial

A real game changer

Poland’s total warehouse stock has doubled in the last five years and, indeed, the market has been going from strength to strength for over a decade. Tom Listowski, a partner and the head of industrial and warehouses for Central and Eastern Europe at Cresa, gives us his insights into the current dynamics of the industrial market and what we can expect to see in the future.

Warehouse & industrial

Greener, happier, more productive

Care for the environment in the industrial sector is not just about installing photovoltaic systems or replacing traditional lighting with LEDs but involves a whole range of activities. It’s when all of them are combined that warehouses became environmentally friendly, says Panattoni’s development director, Michał Samborski.

Warehouse & industrial

A certified phenomenon

If you had to pick just one reason why Panattoni deserves the title of leader of sustainable warehousing in Poland, it would be the sheer number of its BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certified projects. This is now the standard in each of the very many facilities it develops.