E-commerce growth and demand for last-mile logistics, combined with an abundance of institutional capital in the global market, is driving increased investment in the industrial sector, according to CBRE Research’s latest report, Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Yields.
Strong interest in prime logistics assets continues in most industrial hubs around the world, with $85.8 billion in total investment volume in the first three quarters of 2017—an increase of 12% year-over-year. This has led to widespread yield compression, with 72% of the global markets tracked by CBRE recording a decrease in prime yields since Q3 2016. The logistics sector is poised for continued growth amid rapid e-commerce expansion and positive market fundamentals across all regions. This will continue to drive global demand and investment in the sector in 2018.