Logistics market The Hague

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Over a period of three years, the supply of industrial space in The Hague has fallen by half. By the end of 2018, only 54,000 square meters will still be available. This represents a vacancy rate of 2.5% and a level at which The Hague’s industrial property market can no longer function effectively. And, only 10% has been built to modern standards after 2010. This endangers a good and efficient city distribution.
 
Housing favored over industrial space
Like Amsterdam, the shortage in the industrial property market has partly been caused by redeveloping business parks into multifunctional areas. A large proportion of their industrial space is therefore making way for residential properties. This impacts logistics activities to the city. For parcel deliveries and construction companies it is essential to be close to a city. As the population continues to grow and more tourists come to the city, the demand for goods will increase further. This means a higher demand for industrial space and not less.

The city needs to protect industrial estates
The Hague does not have an orbital highway. This makes delivery a more extensive and a more expensive challenge. Small logistics hubs have to ensure a goo.d distribution of goods to all city districts. Because of the limited space near the highway it is difficult to build new logistics hubs. The solution will have to be found on existing business parks. This creates a situation in which residential and industrial properties are competing for space even more. It is essential that the municipality (partly) protects the business parks and monitors rezoning plans strictly. By selecting strategic location from which the city districts can accessed easily, a good and efficient city distribution can be guaranteed.
 

Logistics market The Hague

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Jim Orsel

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As Head of the Industrial & Logistics team  for the Netherlands, Jim uses his local expertise, large international network, and industry knowledge to meet and exceed the needs of his clients both nationally & internationally. He leads a team of more than 10 who are involved in all aspects of the Industrial & Logistics field from leasing to valuations to investment, ensuring that they are offering a complete solution that acknowledges the client's current and future needs.  

Jim is also a member of the core Industrial & Logistics team for the EMEA region, pushing the agenda for both the Dutch Industrial & Logistics team as well as the EMEA Industrial & Logistics team, in regards to innovative ways to approach the needs of clients as well as leading discussions on new trends in the sector. 

In this role he also has built up an extensive network that has led to success in driving the expansion of national clients across EMEA and supporting international clients  expanding into the Netherlands.

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