Marc Wolthuis, Director Corporate Real Estate Solutions Colliers International: ‘In the past years we have seen a shortage of high quality logistic supply in the key logistics hubs in the Netherlands. As a result many companies have chosen for built to suit solutions as opposed to obsolete real estate. For example, e-commerce company Bol.com is planning to develop a logistics center of approx. 200.000 m² in Waalwijk and Forever 21, the American fashion chain, is developing a 20.000 m² logistics complex in Bergen op Zoom. Due to this trend the gap between existing supply and new supply is getting wider and the rents of the existing supply will continue to decrease.’ 

Alexander van Gastel, Industrial & Logistic Investments: ‘Now that the sentiment in the market is becoming more optimistic, and it is easier to obtain financial support, we are seeing more speculative developments in the market. Various projects have been started the past months, however these will only partially solve the shortage of high quality supply in the Dutch logistics market. Furthermore, the investment market will also reap the benefits, as there is a large demand for high quality product, while the supply is limited.’