More growth in eCommerce – and more demand for small urban warehousing – are the leading logistics predictions for 2016, says surveyor Colliers international.
Colliers predicts that voters will opt to stay in the European Union and that interest rates will begin to rise slowly in the last quarter of the year.
The firm says it expects to see occupiers forced to sign pre-let deals, thanks to the lack of newly-built floorspace.
“Although 2016 will see an increase in spec development, it will be insufficient to meet the demands of occupiers in London and the south east. Occupier demand is expected to be steady rather than spectacular, with omni-channel retailers at the forefront,” the firm predicts.
“Industrial & Logistics demand will continue to be driven by eCommerce. Consumer demand for same-day and timed delivery slots will drive further demand for last mile delivery urban sheds.”