Prologis Europe has published a report on its Q3 2021 activity, showing operating performance highlights and insights into select milestones and achievements.
Ben Bannatyne, President, Prologis Europe, said: “It has been a record quarter of demand, low vacancy and new supply in Europe as we continue to deliver on our customers’ expectations. We continue to return healthy outcomes for our customers and investors in areas including urban fulfilment, sustainability and value-add services – such as our Prologis Essentials Marketplace. Our robust Europe portfolio is supported by positive rent change, strong leasing appetite and heightened demand, which acts as a tailwind to covered land plays and build-to-suit development.”
Prologis Europe Operating Performance – Q3 2021:
- Total portfolio: 19.6 million sq m
- Total leasing activity: 752,813 sq m:
- – 306,997 sq m of new leases
- – 445,816 sq m of lease renewals
- Rent change: + 8.4%
- Leasing Highlights:
- – 36,609 sq m at Prologis Park Venlo DC4 (NL)
- – 30,607 sq m at Prologis Park Norrkoping DC1 (S)
- – 17,072 sq m at Prologis Park Coventry DC8 (UK)
- – 15,990 sq m at Prologis Park Isle d’Abeau (F)
Capital Deployment – Third Quarter 2021
Q3 Development Starts:
There have been nine new development starts comprising a total net rentable area of 174,730 sq m across the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. Two starts were significant build-to-suits (Prologis Park Dortmund, Germany; Prologis Park Interporto Bologna, Italy) and seven were speculative developments in direct response to growing customer demand.
Prologis Europe acquired one building with a total net rentable area of 47,807 sq m in the gateway market of Belgium, as well as nine land parcels with a combined total area of 285,898 sq m in Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Bannatyne notes: “While supply constraints remain a reality, our third quarter activity reveals that our data-based, forward-thinking insights and strong industry and community relationships continue to yield attractive opportunities for our customers and investors.
“With our commitment to innovation, technology and continuous improvement, we’re able to provide our customers with industry-leading development solutions in dynamic European markets such as Berlin, Paris and London. Our ability to unlock core land for logistics is critical, as is having an urban fulfilment strategy that actively plans for the logistics need of today’s discerning customers.
“In today’s market, innovation is key. At Prologis, we actively encourage our people to think creatively and outside the industry norms. Our commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance (ESG) is a great example. We fundamentally believe that being a good neighbour in our communities is crucial to building long-term trusted partnerships while creating the sustainable development opportunities our customers desire.”