The never-ending boom (263) October 2021


Green grass under a blue sky

The warehousing sector today is simply the place where you have to be – whether you are a real estate investor, a developer, or a property agent. This market seems to have no limits and continues to set astonishing new records.

Rafał Ostrowski
Warehouse & industrial

Records tumble on the Polish market

With the level of demand for warehouses at 3.15 mln sqm and new supply at 1.14 mln sqm, new H1 records have been set for the industrial market. Poland now has Europe’s second highest level of development activity with over 3 mln sqm under construction. JLL provides its summary of Poland’s industrial market for H1 2021.

Warehouse & industrial

More than just the rent

Paweł Sapek, the central Europe regional head of Prologis, and Paweł Kowalczyk, the real estate and customer experience senior manager of Prologis Poland, spoke to Eurobuild about ways to manage the growth in building and utility costs for tenants as well as the benefits of clear rules and honesty in business.

Warehouse & industrial

ESG: a long-term commitment

Today, pushing the boundaries of sustainability to an entirely new level of business commitment has never been more important. In line with the growing e-commerce sector, the volume of new warehousing is increasing, and with this the industry is also having a greater impact on the environment, society and the economy. Prologis’ data shows that goods worth over USD 2 tln per year flow through the company’s logistics centres around the world – that’s 2.5 pct of global GDP, or a value comparable to the annual exports of China.

Warehouse & industrial

Looking further afield

The Polish warehouse developer has been bringing its expertise in redeveloping brownfield sites to the German and Austrian markets. We spoke to Radosław T. Krochta, the president of the board and managing director of MLP Group, to find out more about its ambitious plans.

Warehouse & industrial

Where the customer wants to be

As digitisation accelerates further, the landscape for both consumer and commerce is being transformed. We live in times of dynamic adaptation to an ever-changing reality. In these circumstances, one of the key factors in securing a competitive advantage is going to be flexibility. The winners will be those players who adapt to the upward trend in e-commerce – which includes providing a comprehensive range of the types of warehouse facility that are needed.


Christmas comes (too bloody) early

“It was a beautiful warm day, even though it was December.” Stop! We’re nowhere near December yet, but Christmas has already come to the shop shelves, the radio and the television! Is this normal?

Anna Korólczyk-Lewandowska