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Industrial & Logistics Viewpoint 2022

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This report provides a detailed overview of national and regional industrial & logistics sector activity as well as an economic and sector outlook.


A selection of key findings:

  • In an extremely low supply environment, 2021’s take-up for warehouses (100,000 sq ft+) reached a record-breaking 50.7 million sq ft, 3.4% ahead of 2020. Most regions witnessed record levels of activity.

  • Average land value growth in the UK skyrocketed, reporting a record 71.5% annual increase (from £2 million per acre to £3.4 million per acre)  in January 2022 as investors compete for sites and speculative space is let at a rapid pace.

  • Prime warehouse rents will grow by 12.5% this year and 8.5% in 2023, while the sector is expected to witness further mild yield compression over the first half of the year.

  • Occupier and landlord collaboration will need to intensify as parties are facing numerous challenges (e.g. more stringent ESG regulations, supply chains issues, steep inflationary costs, staff wellbeing and retention, etc).

  • The inflation surge that the UK is experiencing is not unexpected. Forecasting houses expect a peak in Q1 or Q2 of between 6% to 8%. It could go higher and last longer given unfathomable geopolitical factors.

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Len Rosso

Head of Industrial and Logistics

Industrial and Logistics

London - West End

Len has more than 30 years' experience in the commercial property sector. Having started out as a trainee surveyor in 1983 he moved on to set up Jansons in 1990, a niche agency specialising in industrial in North and West London. In 2004/5 the business was voted Industrial Agency of the Year, this being the first ever non West End national practice to have won this prestigious award. In that same year the business transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft which accounted for in excess of 50% of the total transactions for the North and West London market.


Since joining Colliers International, as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients. In 2018, the Colliers International UK Industrial & Logistics team completed over 250 deals totalling over 15 million sq ft. 

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Andrea Ferranti

Director for Industrial Client Engagement

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Head of Industrial & Logistics Research working closely with the Research & Forecasting team whilst supporting the Industrial and Logistics teams nationally in providing research and advises to clients. Andrea leads on the division’s key research papers which include, but not limited to, the Industrial & Logistics Barometer and the UK Speculative Development Map – both of which have become key benchmark publications highly valued by UK investors and developers alike.

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William Fox

Senior Surveyor

Industrial and Logistics

London - West End

Will is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in the Industrial and Logistics sector at Colliers. He provides Development and Funding advice for Logistics assets across the UK. He also advises on both leasehold acquisition and disposal matters.

Will initially joined Colliers on the graduate rotation scheme in August 2015  after obtaining a 2:1 in BSc Real Estate from the University of Reading.  After passing his APC in October 2017,  Will  joined the Valuation team. Here, he undertook valuations of core commercial investments and developments across the South-East for either secured lending or financial reporting purposes. 

Will was seconded to Lloyds Bank Plc for six months in 2019/2020, where he  assisted the Large Corporates, Commercial Real Estate division. His role included offering valuation and investment advice for high value properties and portfolios across the UK. 

Will has now specialised within the Industrial and Logistics sector following his internal move in 2021. 

 

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