UK Logistics investment rose sharply in 2013


Warehouse_AerialInvestment in the UK logistics sector rose sharply during 2013.

This is according to commercial property consultants CBRE, which has recently published its Logistics MarketView report.

Data showed that by the end of the first half of the year, investment had already surpassed the level achieved throughout the whole of 2012. This increased further during the second half, bringing the final total to £2.34 billion.

The results achieved last year even dwarfed the record-high levels of 2011. This is even more positive because investment levels back then were boosted by the sale of three large portfolios, whereas 2013 saw a much larger spread of assets.

London and the south-east posted the highest level of investment, with a 39 per cent share of the funds put into the sector. Meanwhile, Scotland only accounted for one per cent of the proceedings. The report also showed that UK companies sank the most amount of money into the sector, with 45 per cent of transactions being carried out by home-based firms