Top of the Asset Class

After what has been a hugely challenging year across the world, the pandemic has led to a structural shift in consumer behaviour and a big impact on the Logistics & Industrial market across the UK.

In the Midlands we have seen record levels of take up on buildings above 50,000 sq ft. Even though approximately 18% of take up can be directly related to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year has far exceeded expectations following the first quarter of shut down.

The accelerated shift to online during the pandemic throughout 2020 has rocketed the Logistics & Industrial sector to the top of the Christmas list for many investors, a trend that we expect to continue for years to come, especially as the sector matures further. Investors are attracted to the supply demand imbalance and the resultant actual and future rental growth potential.

Occupier demand and investor sentiment is at an all time high, and with a continued squeeze on supply in 2021 there is likely to be further growth in the region.

St Modwen Park Burton