Prologis Research says automation offsets only part of warehouse shortage

Prologis Research sees warehouse automation as partial offset to growing need for logistics space

The second installment in a two-part series on the benefits of automated logistics warehouses was published Wednesday by the world’s top logistics real estate investment trust, San Francisco-based Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD).

The company’s research team said the key hurdles facing the logistics real estate sector have been finding skilled labor and desirable locations for new sites. Additionally, limited last-mile delivery capacity is presenting further headwinds as parcel companies are turning...

Joint venture will nab $2B logistics real estate portfolio

Stockbridge Capital expands logistics real estate portfolio

Stockbridge Capital and the world’s third-largest pension fund have entered into a joint venture to acquire 23 logistics warehouses valued at $2 billion, sources have confirmed to The Wall Street Journal.

The press release from Stockbridge Capital shows plans to acquire “core logistics properties” through a newly formed joint venture with the National Pension Service of Korea and an unnamed institutional investor. The group has committed to purchase 14.3 million square feet in Class A logistics...

Prologis Research points to automation as key to logistics operations

Prologis Research sees warehouse automation as easing e-commerce growing pains

A new research report from the world’s leading logistics real estate investment trust, Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), highlights the benefits of automated logistics warehouses.

The first installment of a two-part series on automation in logistics real estate from the San Francisco-based company’s research team notes a rapid increase in warehouse automation as e-commerce growth accelerates and labor issues remain a headwind.

The report shows e-commerce logistics operations are leading the adoption of...

Prologis completes largest-ever sale of logistics warehouses in the UK

Prologis facility in Coventry, United Kingdom

San Francisco-based Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) announced that it has completed the largest-ever portfolio sale of logistics warehouses in the U.K.

In a Wednesday evening press release, the world’s leading logistics real estate investment trust reported the sale of 22 stand-alone buildings totaling 4.3 million square feet to real estate funds managed by New York-based The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX).

The price tag was 473 million pounds (U.S. $618 million).

The properties were acquired by Prologis...

Prologis sees logistics space in short supply by early 2021

Prologis facility at night

A tightening logistics warehouse market could lead to a shortage of space as soon as early 2021, according to a new logistics real estate report from Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD)

The San Francisco-based real estate investment trust’s research team concluded the uptick in demand for logistics space was centered on three primary catalysts: Increased confidence has boosted demand for leasing; the macro data suggests consumer consumption and COVID-19 can coexist; and there is improved visibility on the...

Prologis earnings ahead of pre-COVID levels as demand for logistics space grows

Prologis facility

Logistics real estate investment trust (REIT) Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) reported “robust” activity within its portfolio as more sectors come back on line.

On the Tuesday third-quarter earnings call, CFO Tom Olinger said operating conditions are “meaningfully better than they were 90 days ago,” with utilization at its properties “returning to near-peak capacity,” which has driven earnings above pre-COVID levels.

The increase in logistics real estate demand is in part being driven by robust...

Americold acquires Agro Merchants Group in $1.74 billion deal

Agro's Icestar facility in Santiago, Chile

Cold storage warehouse owner and operator Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the world’s fourth-largest temperature-controlled operator, Agro Merchants Group, for $1.74 billion.

The announcement follows several others over the last two years as the Atlanta-based real estate investment trust continues to expand its network through acquisition. Americold added facilities in Florida and Texas in August and was chosen by the East...

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