The global investment community’s strong attraction to the industrial real estate sector continues unabated and the numbers tell the story in CBRE’s new report, 2019 Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Yields. CBRE analyzed 63 markets across the globe and found that 47 of those markets experienced lower year-over-year yields in 2018.
“The logistics sector continues to benefit from structural changes, such as online retailing and evolving consumer behaviors, transforming global supply chains,” Jack Fraker, global head of industrial & logistics with CBRE’s Capital Market team, said in a prepared statement. “E-commerce operators require up to three times more space than traditional warehouse users due to a greater diversity in products handled and the need to have them immediately accessible. Global investors have caught on and are keen on adding industrial assets to their portfolios.”