- 240,000 Square Meters of New Development Starts and Completion; 73 Percent Build-to-Suit
- 3.2 Million Square Metre Portfolio ; 94.3-Percent Occupied
PARIS (9 March 2017) - Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 activity in France.
Operating Performance Prologis France ended the fourth quarter with 94.3-percent occupancy. The company signed new leases and renewals totaling 924,000 square metres through the course of 2016.
At quarter-end, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly-owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects totaling 3.2 million square metres in France. Lyon and Le Havre attracted the strongest interest from customers.
New leases in the fourth quarter totaled 164,000 square metres. Notable transactions included:
- 34,000 square metres for GT Logistics in Grenoble (38)
- 29,700 square metres for SPI Logisctics in Isle d’Abeau (69)
- 20,500 square metres for MSCS in Moissy (77)
- 16,600 square metres for STACI in Cergy (95)
Development Starts and Completions Supply of Class-A distribution facilities remains low. In 2016, Prologis started two new developments totaling 47,750 square metres, representing an investment of nearly EUR 29 million. In the same period, Prologis delivered nearly 200,000 square metres of new logistics space, including three build-to-suits:
- 62,000 square metres for Carrefour in Savigny sur Clairis in VEFA (89)
- 24,000 square metre extension for Action, a major Dutch non-food discount retailer, at Moissy 2 (77)
- 6,000 square metres extension for Carrefour in Presles-en-Brie (77)
The company also completed two speculative developments, both of which were leased to third-party logistics providers prior to completion:
- 35,000 square metres in Le Havre (76) leased to XP LOG, Schenker France, GCA Logistics
- 30,000 square metres in Isle d’Abeau (69) leased to SPI Logistic
Across Europe, Prologis started 13 developments in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK totaling 309,000 square metres, 65 percent of which was build-to-suit and 35 percent of which was speculative.
“Customer demand gathered pace in select markets through 2016, giving reason for continued optimism in 2017. Prologis’ success reflects the culmination of our long-term strategy: targeted investment in high-potential markets with strong operating fundamentals, and first-class customer service and property management services,” said Cécile Tricault, country manager, Prologis France.
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Prologis: Nathalie Triolet, Tel: +33 1 48 14 54 51, Email: [email protected], Paris
Agence Dehais: Michelle Kamar, Tel: +33 6 09 24 42 42, Email: [email protected], Paris