Online-Retail Joins Top-5 Tenants in Warehouse Segment.

Online-Retail Joins Top-5 Tenants in Warehouse Segment.

International consulting company Colliers International has published an overview of trends in the online-retail segment, which notes the rising share of internet-stores in acquisitions of high-quality warehouse premises. During Q3 2012, this figure totaled roughly 10% and enabled the online retailers to enter the top-5 tenants concluding the most important deals in the warehouse segment.

According to data from Colliers International, online-retail in 2011 in Europe increased in the aggregate by 18% and totaled 200bn euro. Growth rates of this market in Russia aren’t lagging either – according to data from Data Insight, in 2011 the volume of the electronic trade market in Russia increased by 33% to total 320bn rubles. Furthermore, the experts forecast growth of approximately 20% in 2012.

This trend opens new horizons for the owners of warehouse complexes. During Q3 2012, the deals concluded by online-retailers ranked among the TOP-10 most important deals of the warehouse and industrial real estate market since the beginning of 2012.

According to the forecasts of Colliers International’s experts, this trend could cause the requests for warehouse premises to change. Because the companies operating in online retail seek to create a single distribution center, which includes the receipt of products from suppliers, storage, sorting and packaging, reducing the tie of the order’s delivery to the client and optimizing the process of merchandise returns.

The full text of the overview is available at the website: