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- April 1, 2016: Vol. 10, Number 04

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Any which way: Whether highway, railway, seaway or airway, the global supply chain works hard to get products to market

by Sheila Hopkins

The logistics sector has become an essential component of the global economy. In fact, many investors put industrial and logistics assets in their infrastructure portfolios, as they believe that they better fit the traditional definition of infrastructure — essential systems and networks that a country or entity uses to work effectively — than real estate. Whether infrastructure or real estate, however, these assets are increasingly in demand among occupiers and investors alike.

“The European logistics sector continued to perform well last year, with occupancies trending up, as global supply chains continued to transform and present new opportunities for logistics real estate,” says Dirk Sosef, European specialist for research and strategy at Prologis. “In general, business is improving and our tenants have increased confidence in their businesses. Despite macroeconomic and political cross-currents, the economy has continued to expand, resulting in an increased will

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