Madrid (8 March 2018) - Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced its 2017 results for Spain. The year ended with an occupancy rate of 97.4% and a 10% increase of new customers in the portfolio.
In 2017, the company continued its strategic focus on the two main markets of Madrid and Barcelona. Both markets increased their real estate portfolios with 80,000 square metres in La Bisbal De Penedès (Tarragona) – 53,500 square metres build-to-suit and 26,500 square metres speculatively – and another development project of 21,000 square metres in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid). By year-end, the company owned and managed a portfolio of 44 logistics properties totalling 935,000 square metres.
Prologis signed more than 142,000 square metres of new leases in 2017, its most successful year so far in Spain, and closed the four the quarter with an 83% retention rate.
Notable new lease agreements include:
- 53,500 square metres with ID Logistics in La Bisbal de Penedès (Tarragona)
- 23,500 square metres with Mercadona in the PLV de Ribarroja de Túria (Valencia)
- 12,350 square metres Correos Express in CIM Vallès (Barcelona).
“The objective for 2018 is to continue along the path of sustainable growth. We will also focus more energy on building innovations and improving our client services,“ says Gustavo Cardozo, country manager, Prologis Iberia.
Prologis, Inc, is the global leader in logistics real estate. As of 31 December 2017, Prologis has completed investments, from a consolidated base or through unconsolidated joint ventures, in properties and development projects totalling approximately 684 million square feet (64 million metres squared) in 19 countries. The company rents modern distribution instillations to a base of approximately 5,000 clients corresponding to two main categories: business to business and retail/online.
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