- Occupancy: 99 percent
- New developments: 100,000 square meters
Milan, (February 7, 2019)
Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today reported full-year 2018 results for its business in Italy.
Prologis Italy ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with a record occupancy of 99 percent for the second year running.
As of December 31, 2018, Prologis Italy owned and managed almost 1 million square meters of logistics space across 46 facilities in four markets:
- Milan: Paullo, Lodi, Novara, Piacenza, Castel San Giovanni, Cornaredo, Siziano
- Bologna: Interporto, Castel San Pietro
- Rome: Tiburtina, Anagni
Acquisitions and Sales
The company sold two logistics facilities in northern Italy in 2018.
In 2018, Prologis Italy began construction of 100,000 square meters of build-to-suit and speculative Class-A buildings, including:
- 30,600 square meters across two buildings at Interporto Bologna for SDA, Poste Italiane’s express courier service;
- 5,000 square meters for a major express courier at Stezzano, Bergamo;
- 20,000 square meters of speculative development at Interporto Bologna;
- 22,000 square meters of speculative development at Siziano, Pavia;
- 23,000 square meters for a pharmaceutical logistics and transport company at Pozzuolo Martesana, Milan.
The company also completed and delivered five build-to-suit facilities:
- 16,500 square meters to international luxury goods group Kering Eyeware at Vescovana, Padua;
- 40,500 square meters to Italy’s leading tobacco distributor Logista Italia at Interporto Bologna;
- 30,600 square meters across two facilities at Interporto Bologna to Poste Italiane’s express courier service, SDA;
- 30,000 square meters to the integrated logistics services provider for the food industry Brivio & Viganò, at Pozzuolo Martesana, Milan.
“We closed a highly successful year with record occupancy levels and strong demand from major customers for build-to-suit facilities. And, favourable market conditions and peak occupancy encouraged the launch of a prudent level of speculative development,” said Sandro Innocenti, senior vice president, country manager, Prologis Italy. “We will continue to develop Class-A build-to-suit facilities and pursue the best investment opportunities in our key markets.”
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2018, 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 768 million square feet (71 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,100 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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