E-commerce has fundamentally changed the way consumers buy, as well as their expectations for delivery.
Prior to the pandemic, 35% of industrial leasing could be attributed to e-commerce related activities. In 2020 it was recorded that the e-commerce logistics market had grown by 27.3% and is predicted to reach €557bn by 2025.
Urban & City Logistics challenges
Population increase, the need for more housing and higher population densities has increased the demand for delivery options closer to the customer.
Loss of industrial land to other uses has resulted in there being limited supply leading to strong industrial rental growth.
Growth of e-commerce
The growth of e-commerce and same-day delivery requirements has resulted in an increasing demand to service a city on the same day.
Government policy and intervention to address pollution and transportation means increasing sustainability legislation has become mandated.
What we do
Advise on location, site viability and best use.
Knowledge of the urban logistics occupier landscape, which tenants are in the market and the space that best fits their needs.
Global connectivity, from domestic needs to solutions across international borders.
Equity placement capabilities
Construction, interim and permanent debt solutions
Understand the impact of column spacing, clear height, turning radii, truck court depth, and clockwise vs. counter clockwise approach.
Analyse inbound and outbound transportation costs.
Assist with network modelling, design and layout, material handling equipment, implementation and project management.
Evaluate buildings and mechanical systems.
Project the operating, maintenance and repair costs.
Help manage build process.
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What if your underused spaces could create value?As demand for urban industrial space intensifies, what spaces do you have which could work harder?
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The drones are coming, but can they deliver?More logistics firms and retailers are turning to drones for last mile deliveries
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How on demand grocery start-ups are raising the bar for urban logisticsThe location of micro-fulfilment centres is a key factor when time is of the essence for a new generation of delivery firms.