According to the latest report prepared by the BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland consulting company,
the warehousing, logistic and industrial space market in Poland grew by approx. 1.15 million sq m in Q2. 4.3 million sq m was still under construction, with one third of which expected to enter the market by the end of this year. The authors of the study draw attention to visible signs of slowdown in the sector, supply gap risk, and high construction cost as well as incurring rent increases.
In the recent months, there has been a marked increase in rents. Comparing the two previous quarters, the headline rates grew on average by 9%, but there are zones – for example Warsaw II or Poznań – where rent rates have gone up by c.a. 20%. This is much more than the increase of construction cost, estimated today at approx. 10%. We anticipate this upward trend in the next quarter, it will also result from the low level of available warehouse space for lease throughout Poland.
says Robert Pawłowski, Director from the Industrial and Logistics Agency, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.
The fashion e commerce is growing at fast pace and seems to be resilient to different turbulences. Poland, and particularly its western provinces, may become an important link for this growth. The location, good infrastructure, logistics resources and geographical proximity to Western Europe, are strong pros.
says Michał Rdzanek, Associate Director from the Industrial and Logistics Agency, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.