The number of transactions increases, but contracted area diminishes
Below, we present detailed key information on logistics warehouses market in Barcelona’s area during the first trimester of 2014:
– The accumulated contracting of logistics warehouses amounted to 57,256 sq m, being located a 100% in the First Ring of Barcelona.
– Logistics warehousescontracting in view, 12,530 sq m (21.88%) correspond to new contracted area (net), while the remaining 44,726 sq m (78.11%) correspond to the contracting carried out by companies that have relocated, mainly in order to approach the best areas at a price that, at the moment, is more than reasonable.
– The main operations of that period were: 15,000 sq m leased to Aldeasa in Barcelona; 9,000 sq m leased to Factor 5 in Rubí; 7,500 sq m leased to Emtisa in Sant Andreu de la Barca and 4,000 sq m leased to Manipulados del Retráctil 91 in Martorelles (transaction advised by Estrada & Partners).
– Contracting corresponds in a 61.78% to companies in logistics sector and 38.21% to end-users that carry out their own logistics.
– The total number of logistics transactions that have been made amounts to 13 –one more operation regarding the previous trimester-, while the average contracted area is 4,404.30 sq m, being 6,332 sq m in the last trimester of 2013.
– Registered logistics warehouses demand amounted to 112,000 sq m, being distributed as follows: First Ring, 67,500 sq m; Third Ring, 44,500 sq m; and non-existent registered demand in the Second Ring.
– No new speculative projects of logistics warehouses have been initiated, remaining the total area of state-of-the-art logistics warehouses to let in Barcelona’s area at 2,572,600 sq m, of which 1,562,700 sq m are located in the First Ring, 474,600 sq m in the Second and 535,300 sq m in the Third Ring.
– The vacancy rate of logistics warehouses today is 22.04%, distributed as follows: First Ring, 17.63%; Second Ring, 23.11%; Third Ring, 33.96%. These figures do not represent significant changes regarding the previous trimester (Fourth trimester of 2013).
– Logistics warehousesaverage output rents in First Ring stood at 4.88 €/sq m/month, in the Second Ring 2.87 €/sq m/month and 2.37 €/sq m/month in the Third Ring. Comparing this data with those of the previous trimester (4.88 €/sq m/month, 2.95 €/sq m/month and 2.46 €/sq m/month, in First, Second and Third Ring, respectively), we observe a decrease in the output rent both in the Second and in the Third Ring, while in the First Ring the output rent has remains unchanged.
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ESTRADA & PARTNERS is a real estate consulting firm -with offices in Barcelona and Madrid- specialized and leader in logistics and industrial sectors, as well as in investment, providing services of Brokerage, Asset Management, Asset Valuation, Consultancy and Land. During 2012 and 2013, Estrada & Partners has advised logistics transactions comprising over 185,000 sq m. These include the leasing of a 32,000 sq m logistics warehouse to Alindocks, 25,000 sq m leased to Michelin, 15,600 sq m to Transportes Azkar, 15,000 sq m leased to Idiada and 10,000 sq m leased to DHL. At the moment, Estrada & Partners is commercializing in exclusivity or co-exclusivity the logistics parks –comprising over 180,000 sq m- located in El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Sant Fruitós de Bages, Constantí (Tarragona), Bràfim Alió, Fogars de la Selva and El Plà de Santa Maria; owned by AXA Real Estate, Goodman, Invesco, Inbisa, CBRE Global Investors and Emesa.