The beginning of 2012 is a good time to sum up, analyze the current situation and the projections for the future.
According to 20A Logistics Agency's experts, 2011 was a challenging year. There was reduced interest from potential partners, the warehouse property market saw less new sites being constructed, and there was a shortage of warehouses. Only the most daring and confident of logistics operators leased new sites.
However, in the second half of 2011 there were some encouraging trends: developers began to build, the demand for logistics outsourcing recovered, there was an increase in the number of potential clients making inquiries for secure storage and warehouse handling. The first few weeks of this year indicate that these positive trends will continue, and we hope that 2012 will generally bea good one for the logistics market.
More information about the results of 2011, the main trends in the economy, and trends in the warehousing and commercial real estate market is available in the analytical report of the Cushman & Wakefield.