Global Industrial Revival Underway

Industrial real estate markets around the world have now entered recovery mode, the latest research suggests. However, the revival is patchy and is being led by Asian markets, with rental costs beginning to rise once again....

Industrial real estate markets around the world have now entered recovery mode, the latest research suggests. However, the revival is patchy and is being led by Asian markets, with rental costs beginning to rise once again.

According to CB Richard Ellis' (CBRE) MarketView report of the sector, Tokyo has emerged as the most expensive destination across the globe for industrial property, followed by London and Sao Paulo.

"Once the path to recovery becomes more robust across EMEA, demand for prime industrial and logistics properties will increase throughout Europe. Overall rents across the region are expected to fall by 2.2 per cent in 2010, albeit easing to 0.6 per cent in 2011," said Richard Holberton, director of EMEA Research at CBRE.

The decline in industrial rents continued to ease throughout EMEA, the Americas and the Pacific region in the second quarter of 2010. Rent growth is now well underway across Asia, with rents having increased by over six per cent since the end of 2009.

Indeed, five of the top ten most expensive markets can be located in the Asia Pacific region, with four in the EMEA, CBRE stated.

- Tuesday 16 November 2010

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