Industrial & Logistics Viewpoint 2020

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Industrial Logistics Viewpoint 2020

This report provides a detailed overview of national and regional industrial & logistics sector activity.

Key findings from our latest research:

  • Demand for industrial and logistics space in 2019 remained strong with take-up reaching in excess of 30 million sq ft for the year, exceeding the 10-year annual average by 17%, but 14% below the record breaking 2018 figures
  • Rental growth is expected to moderate in 2020, although logistics units located in heavily populated areas will reach above average returns
  • Supply/demand dynamic remains healthy. That said, our records show that 6.6 million sq ft of space is either under construction as of February 2020, or recently completed and available to let

Industrial Logistics Viewpoint 2020

Industrial & Logistics Viewpoint 2020

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Len Rosso

Head of Industrial and Logistics

London - West End

Len has more than 30 years' experience in the commercial property sector. Having started out as a trainee surveyor in 1983 he moved on to set up Jansons in 1990, a niche agency specialising in industrial in North and West London. In 2004/5 the business was voted Industrial Agency of the Year, this being the first ever non West End national practice to have won this prestigious award. In that same year the business transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft which accounted for in excess of 50% of the total transactions for the North and West London market.


Since joining Colliers International, as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients. In 2018, the Colliers International UK Industrial & Logistics team completed over 250 deals totalling over 15 million sq ft. 

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Andrea Ferranti

Senior Analyst, Head of Industrial & Logistics Research

London - West End

Head of Industrial & Logistics Research working closely with the Research & Forecasting team whilst supporting the Industrial and Logistics teams nationally in providing research and advises to clients. Andrea leads on the division’s key research papers which include, but not limited to, the Industrial & Logistics Barometer and the UK Speculative Development Map – both of which have become key benchmark publications highly valued by UK investors and developers alike.

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