SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today released its 2016 Logistics Rent Index. Data for the index comes from Prologis' global portfolio and local knowledge of pricing in the markets in which it operates.
Key findings include:
- Rental rates for global logistics real estate rose by 4 percent in 2016.
- The United States led market rent growth in 2016, rising 5 percent—the highest in the world, with major coastal markets near large consumption centers outperforming all other U.S. markets by more than 150 basis points.
- Market rent growth in Europe was 3 percent and is gaining momentum
- A favorable gap between market rents and in places leases is now the widest in our history, which will drive industry earnings growth even as market rent growth moderates.
"This year's index tells us that market rent continues to increase due in large part to the confluence of growing consumption and favorable underlying dynamics of supply and demand. In many leading markets, replacement costs are rising quickly, which in turn supports further growth in market rents," said Chris Caton, Prologis' Global Head of Research.
Prologis Research introduced the index last year. The index examines trends in net effective rents globally in 60 markets spanning four major regions of the world. Prologis embarked on the study because it found that market rent trends across the globe either are not readily available, may not deduct for lease concessions or do not accurately reflect the performance of modern logistics facilities.
The full index can be found at http://prolo.gs/2lY664u.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2016, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 676 million square feet (63 million square meters) in 20 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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