- 1.5 million sqm in the pipeline by end of 2022
- 95 projects completed in Germany since 2015
- 80% are brownfield development projects
Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics properties in Europe, is the most active developer of logistics properties on the German market in 2021 according to the recent “Logistics and Real Estate” study by bulwiengesa. bulwiengesa is one of the largest independent analysis companies in the real estate sector in continental Europe. The study “Logistics and Real Estate” is part of a series of leading studies for logistics properties in Germany. It investigated market movements within the period 2012 to 2021 and analysed them within the scope of the four central subject areas of project development, construction trends, investment and financing.
For the first time, Panattoni was awarded first place in the integrated “pipeline ranking” with an expected 1.5 million sqm volume of new logistics space built by the end of 2022. In addition to the completed facilities and those still under construction, projects that are still in the planning stage were also taken into consideration. Panattoni holds second place for the logistics spaces already developed and completed.
With this latest ranking, Panattoni is well on track for continued success. In May 2021, Panattoni was ranked first for the fifth time in a row in the league table of the biggest European developers published by the specialist magazine PropertyEU. The industry survey rated the leading European developers according to the total volume of construction from 2018 to 2020. Within this period, Panattoni opened up a total of 6.4 million sqm to the European market. Since 2015, Panattoni has launched no less than 95 projects in Germany. Its main clients include Amazon, BLG, C.E. Noerpel, Dachser, DB Schenker, BLG, C.E. and Lila Logistik AG.
“This latest ranking is a reason for us to celebrate here at Panattoni. The results confirm that our strategy of anticipating demand for new spaces and of prospectively developing them without making prior rental arrangements was the right one. Demand will remain high into the future, in particular, thanks to the growing e-commerce sector and also the current insecurity in international goods and supply chains. We, therefore, want to make sure we continue along the same path together with our partners into the future,” says Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni in Germany.
A core component of the developer’s ongoing strategy is that of sustainability with a focus on satisfying and implementing the internationally recognised ESG criteria. Panattoni has set up its own task force for building “climate-neutral industrial and logistics properties” and is investing in other measures for protecting the environment and biodiversity and reducing emissions. It hopes to achieve this through a combination of resource-friendly construction methods, low-emission energy supply and renaturation measures, among other things. In Germany, 80% of all projects completed by Panattoni are brownfield developments. These make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change by reducing the amount of soil sealing. The developer is also bolstering social sustainability through new wellbeing concepts.