Expert Insights

Over 200 ha of area is waiting for investor in Rozprza


04-09-2018

The Rozprza commune offers over 200 hectares of area to potential investors. The main advantage is the central location of the commune. In addition, the areas were joined by the Łódź Special Economic Zone, creating one of the largest sub-zones of the LSEZ in Rozprza.

Polish warehouses are not the same as they were a few years ago


23-04-2018

“Just 5 years ago, the interior of every warehouse looked exactly the same, the biggest craze being various arrangements of shelves. Over the years, however, the situation has changed dramatically. At the moment 100 percent of large facilities—buildings over 25 thousand sqm—are custom-built, which means each of them is different,” says Tomasz Olszewski, Regional Director, JLL. So what are Polish warehouse facilities like now, and what will they be in the future? Analysis by Tomasz Olszewski, JLL.

Poland is one of the most competitive markets in Europe


14-03-2018

“We do not intend to become the largest logistics operator in Poland, but we definitely want to be a key player in contract logistics in terms of innovation, customer focus, quality of service and cost efficiency,” says Yann Belgy, General Director, ID Logistics Polska, in an interview for warehousefinder.pl.

Polish e-commerce in an excellent shape


23-02-2018

The e-commerce industry in Poland is in an excellent shape, as evidenced by the large investments made by Zalando. The global industry giant will build a 130,000 sqm logistics centre near Olsztynek.

Central Poland - the most desirable area in the country


22-02-2018

Thanks to its excellent location, well-developed infrastructure and attractive rental rates, Central Poland was the most desirable area on the country's warehouse map in 2017. The region accounts for 30 percent of demand within new contracts and expansions.

Warehouse market: Poland ranks third in Europe


15-02-2018

The latest data from JLL shows that Poland has hit the podium —the country ranks third in Europe in terms of the amount of rented warehouse space. Ahead of Poland are the Netherlands and the largest European market—Germany. Every tenth square metre of warehouse space in Europe was rented in Poland.

The logistics industry is growing at a fast pace


25-01-2018

The amount of warehouse space on the market and the demand from the logistics industry is growing rapidly. The share of the transport and logistics sector in the Polish GDP has increased by over one fifth since Poland's accession to the European Union.

Companies are increasingly looking for large warehouse spaces


07-12-2017

In the recent years, the size of warehouse space leased by companies has changed significantly. Such is the conclusion of a survey carried out by PMR Consulting & Research which has been commissioned by Fiege and P3 Logistic Parks.

Europeans growing fond of mini-warehouses. But will self-storage objects be a success in Poland?


05-12-2017

The European self-storage market continues its rapid development. There is currently a total of 8.7 million sq m in 3,200 facilities developed throughout Europe. In Poland, the segment's development is in its early stages. Nonetheless, it already indicates great potential for growth.

Łódź Special Economic Zone ranked best in Europe


19-10-2017

The Łódź Special Economic Zone has been awarded the title of the best special economic zone for small and medium-sized companies in Europe. The zone has been recognised in a ranking published by the fDi Intelligence magazine owned by Financial Times.

Rental rates are on the rise. Why?


17-10-2017

Increasing demand for warehouse space might translate into higher market rental rates in the near future. We are already seeing an increase in bidding rates, which will definitely lead to an increase in the effective rates. Konrad Lewiński, consultant at JLL, analyses the factors determining the anticipated increases.

Central Poland. The most popular region in the country


16-08-2017

The region which was the most sought-after by tenants in Q2 2017 was Central Poland, where deals were signed for a total of 282,000 m², which was some 43% of net take-up. Due to having such a high share last quarter, Central Poland also became the leader in the first half of 2017, overtaking Upper Silesia, Warsaw (both the Suburbs and the Inner City zones) and Wrocław. What makes Central Poland so popular?

Automation in warehouses


17-07-2017

In the recent years, automation has become increasingly common in the warehouse industry. “Automation solutions are being implemented in all those industries where it is desirable to accelerate and optimise logistics processes. They can be seen as an obvious step in the development of every company,” says Ludwika Korzeniowska, Business Development Manager, JLL.

Szczecin – a logistics-friendly city


14-06-2017

Szczecin is still an unsaturated market. A noticeable trend in the region is the increasing activity of investors from Scandinavia. What does Szczecin have to offer as an investment location? The participants of the conference “Szczecin – a logistics-friendly city” have looked for the answer to this question.

Companies are looking for locations with easy access to workforce


06-06-2017

“The availability of workforce has become one of the key factors affecting tenants’ choice of locations for industrial and warehouse investments,” says Tomasz Olszewski, Regional Director, JLL. However, finding employees proves increasingly challenging. According to the Central Statistical Office, in April this year 7.7 percent of Poles were unemployed. Poland has not seen an unemployment rate this low for more than 20 years.

Does logging affect warehouses?


08-05-2017

The Polish parliament is finalising another amendment to the law on logging. JLL’s Agata Zając discusses the impact of the previous, much more lenient regulations on the trade in land designated for warehouse development.

Rent rates on the Polish market


03-04-2017

Warehouse market had a very good past year. However, record demand from tenants did not raise rents for warehouse and industrial space.

Ecology in warehouses


03-04-2017

Adopting an environmental approach in both the construction and operation of warehouse facilities is an increasingly important trend in the Polish warehouse and industrial space market. What are — and most of all, what should be — the features of a sustainable warehouse?

Emerging Markets in the storage industry


21-03-2017

Developers in Poland still focus on the most mature Warehouse markets, but it is visible that they also appear in emerging regions. Tomasz Mika, National Director, JLL says about the situation in Emerging Markets.

Effects of the changes in the law on agricultural property trading


23-02-2017

It has been 10 months since the entry into force of the new rules for trade in agricultural property. One of the “side effects” of the new law is exposing the immense planning backlog of towns and municipalities. What else has the act revealed? The new law is evaluated by Agata Zając, Associate Director, JLL.

Poland is now the third largest warehouse in Europe


22-11-2016

According JLL data, Poland ranks third in Europe in terms of leased warehouse space. The warehouse market in the country has not been in such good shape for a long time.