“Investment in European logistics and industrial assets showed a strong start to the year with over €3 billion transacted in Q1 2013. This was up 111% on the same quarter last year according to Jones Lang LaSalle research.”

“Europe’s Top 3 markets, the UK, Germany and France, all recorded an increase in transactional volumes on the equivalent period last year, with France recording the highest annual growth (+65%), followed by the UK (+46%) and Germany (+37%).

However, over the quarter it was Germany that showed the most remarkable growth story. Around €540 million was traded in the German market in Q1 2013, up 92% on a slow final quarter 2012.”

“According to the organization’s first-quarter report for 2013, investment volumes were more than twice the level witnessed during the same period last year at €3 billion (£2.52 billion), while they were also up by five per cent on the preceding three-month period.”

Sources:

Jones Lang LaSalle, May 2013 – Report about the European Logistics and Industrial Markets

SHD Logistics, May 2013 – European logistics sector growth continues

Jones Lang LaSalle, April 2013 – European logistics and industrial investment maintains growth momentum