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Postal Hub podcast

Dec 9, 2021

Sass J-Baleh, Head of Industrial and Logistics Research at CBRE, joins me to talk about the logistics and warehouse real estate market:

  • Similarities between the Australian logistics real estate market and global logistics real estate
  • Factors driving growth in logistics and warehouse real estate
  • The Australian logistics property sector:
    • Development and investment activity
    • Occupier demand and rental growth
  • Current and forecast vacancy rates
  • Sectors driving growth in demand for logistics space:
    • Online grocery - omnichannel driving demand
    • Transport, postal and warehousing
    • Amazon driving demand
  • Location and size of logistics sites
    • Inventory and demand planning
    • The need for speed
    • Options for last mile logistics sites - outside traditional logistics precincts, and even in shopping centres
  • Other factors squeezing the logistics and distribution real estate market - including the food and beverages sector, and population growth
  • Can real estate supply meet long-term demand?
  • Forecast for the logistics property sector, including:
    • Re-shoring of manufacturing
    • Reassessment of optimum inventory levels
    • Transport costs and last mile efficiency
  • E-commerce returns and reverse logistics - impact on future demand for floorspace