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- September 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 8

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Meeting all requirements: Thanks to its diversity, the logistics sector offers something for every investor

by Jan Dietrich Hempel

Driven by limited space, rising tenant demand and the strong growth of e-commerce, logistic assets in Europe are experiencing a significant increase in differentiation. This divergence in asset types has, accordingly, produced a series of varied investment routes that institutional investors can use to access the logistics market.

According to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index 2018, Germany currently occupies Europe’s top logistics spot. The country is by far the largest market for logistics and industrial properties in Europe due to its central location, robust infrastructure, high levels of innovation and diversified occupancy structure. Investment into German logistics has doubled over the past five years with approximately €7.5 billion invested into the market last year. Logistics accounted for 10 percent of the entire volume of German real estate transactions in 2018 and it is one of the most important growth segments in the German market. Inves

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