Prologis Research Launches New Proprietary Logistics Rent Index
Annual index to examine trends in logistics net effective rental rates worldwide Global rent growth in 2015 led by the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Nashville
BARCELONA (20 April 2016) – Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced the release of its first annual Prologis Logistics Rent Index.
The index will track trends in net effective rents in the 57 major markets around the world where Prologis has a presence and offer a consistent year-over-year comparison of global trends in logistics property rents.
“The Prologis Logistics Rent Index provides much-needed trending information to our customers, investors and the broader logistics real estate community,” said Chris Caton, Prologis’ Global Head of Research. “It is unique in that it considers only modern logistics real estate and focuses on net effective rental rates, adjusting for concessions, and brings transparency to the industry.”
Highlights from the 2015 index:
- Global rental rates rose 6 percent in 2015 and are up more than 20 percent since 2012. Vacancies are likely to remain low in the near term, leading to further rent increases in our view.
- In many markets, the combination of improving customer sentiment and limited supply has brought vacancies to their lowest levels on record.
- During 2015, the top five rent growth markets were all in the U.S. and include the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Nashville, Las Vegas and Cincinnati.
- The world’s top five highest rent markets at the end of 2015 were London and Southeast U.K., Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka and the Midlands, also in the U.K.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of December 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 669 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 20 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
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