What we visualized a few years ago regarding the impact of e-commerce has been confirmed and has even exceeded our expectations and is that the digital era has seduced us all since we ourselves have overcome and overcome our personal resistance to the use of new technologies.
The digital age has seduced us all.
As regards real estate, the hiring of logistics warehouses to solve the growing demand for online products is transforming our environment:
- Transformation of the contracting of spaces: turnkey, finalist floor
- Transformation of the building typology of real estate for such use.
- Transformation of the internal processes of the activity.
- Transformation of the increasingly qualified workforce.
- Transformation of the environment in which these spaces are located.
- Transformation of the infrastructures that connect with the cities.
The reading of the 2017 exercise with respect to the previous exercises 2016, 2015 and even 2014 continues to offer a nuance of optimism regarding the benefits of the sector since this year we will be in the line of the 500.000m & sup2; of logistics absorption in Catalonia, mainly located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona and other strategic points located in the province of Tarragona.
The already known shortage of built and quality product has made it easier for some promoters to take a first step and build at risk, a bet that may be risky but safe in the face of unsatisfied demand from operators that cannot adapt to extended delivery dates.
The growing demand for online products is transforming our environment.
On the other hand, in recent years we have seen an increase in turnkey projects, projects that have been consolidated in the face of a shortage of products that meet the ideal characteristics for this activity. Given the growing pace of logistics, mainly promoted by the improvement of macroeconomic indicators, the change in consumption habits and the growth of the e-commerce sector, promoters and investors have opted for the development of new logistics spaces, this being a sector key to our economy.
But along with this growth there is a clear claim by promoters, investors and logistics operators towards public institutions, a claim with the objective of consolidating the sector by providing infrastructure investments that guarantee coexistence between the industrial and logistics estates with the center of the municipality and the main communication routes.
Claim for a physical proximity of the new logistics spaces through new connections, claim for a remodeling of those consolidated industrial spaces and many of them obsolete, claim for a release of land capable of housing new economic projects being these engines of creating jobs Work increasingly related to technology and design.
At this moment we live in two realities, on the one hand the new virtual reality at the hand of everything that has driven the digital era for which the concept of time does not exist, and on the other hand the reality of the obvious that limits us due to the physical existence of borders that slows down the concept of time.
Claim by promoters, investors and logistics operators towards public institutions.