MILAN – 1 February 2017 – Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced its full-year 2016 activity in Italy.
Prologis Italy ended the fourth quarter with record occupancy of 98.2 percent, an increase of 5.3 percent over 2015.
As of 31 December 2016, Prologis Italy owned and managed approximately 1.03 million square meters of logistics space across 45 buildings in the following markets:
- Milan: Paullo, Lodi, Novara, Piacenza Castel San Giovanni, Cornaredo, Po Area, Cortemaggiore
- Turin: Trofarello, Settimo Torinese
- Bologna: Interporto, Castel San Pietro
- Padua and Rome via Tiburtina and Anagni
- Pavia: Siziano
In 2016, the company acquired four facilities near Rome, expanding its portfolio to seven buildings totalling 125,000 square meters:
- 36.477 square meters and 16.314 square meters at Fiano Romano
- 13.101 square meters and 11.884 square meters at Roma Tiburtina
The company also acquired a 17.5-acre plot of land at Inteporto Bologna, where the company is the largest owner-operator of logistics real estate, with 13 buildings.
In the fourth quarter, Prologis began construction of a 13,700 square meter build-to-suit Class-A logistics facility for DB Schenker Italia at Interporto Bologna. The building is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2017.
“The Italian market continues to recover, creating further opportunities for development in key markets with strong operating fundamentals,” said Sandro Innocenti, senior vice president, country manager, Prologis Italy. “2016 was a successful year and we look forward to another encouraging year ahead.”
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of September 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 671 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
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