The warehouse and logistics space sector in Poland maintained its high growth rate in 2021. The results included, among others, record amounts of new space delivered to the market, a record number of square metres under construction, as well as a record demand. Summing up last year, experts from BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland highlight the influence of e-commerce on the situation of the whole sector, the increasing interest of logisticians, developers and investors in ecological issues. They also point out the bottlenecks such as rising construction costs, difficulties in materials supply, limited land availability and increasing shortage of qualified workers.
It is clearly visible today how much the business success of many companies is determined by efficiently organised logistics and appropriate warehouse facilities. We should add that these are companies of diversified sizes, operating in different industries. The logistics and warehouse real estate sector is once again recording unparalleled growth, going hand-in-hand with e-commerce segment that is on the rise
says Igor Roguski, Head of the Industrial and Logistics Department at BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.
This year opens very good perspectives for smaller emerging markets. The region centred around Bydgoszcz and Toruń, where today more than 230,000 sqm of warehouses are being built, will soon increase its resources by 56%. An excellent result can also be expected in the north-west of the country, where in the vicinity of Szczecin, 385,000 sqm of modern space is currently under construction, which will soon increase the existing volume by over 40%
adds Małgorzata Fibakiewicz, joint author of the report, Head of Business Intelligence Hub, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.
Warehouses are driving e-commerce and logistics. We have well entered the era of fast deliveries made within 48 or even 24 hours. Consumers’ desire to reduce waiting times for their online purchases will translate into new distribution centres sprouting up as on the outskirtsas within the city limits
says Robert Pawłowski, Associate Director, Industrial and Logistics Department, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.