The pandemic, and with its trade restrictions, disruptions in the flow of goods, and the dynamic development of e-commerce contributed to a strong boom in the warehouse industry in Poland. The logistics and industrial market is booming, and more and more companies are locating their warehouses in our country.
The warehouse market in Poland is developing dynamically, as evidenced by the record tenant activity in 2020 and the continuation of this trend in 2021. According to industry analyzes, only in the first half of this year, demand amounted to 3.3 million sqm. Among those interested in warehouse space there are also more and more foreign companies that recognize the great potential of Poland.
"The warehouse market in Poland has been developing at a double-digit pace for many years. In 2021, we still see a record amount of warehouse space put into use. Only in the last year, M4 participated in lease transactions for over 320,000 sqm of warehouse space. We were looking for suitable locations, a large percentage of Polish and foreign organizations specializing in the e-commerce industry and logistics operators. The resulting distribution centers will be used not only for product flows in Poland but also throughout Europe. Poland, due to its geographical conditions and the economy is a market with great potential. More and more companies from the modern trade sector are locating their distribution centers in our country, with particular emphasis on its western part," Bartek Tulejko, Managing Partner of M4 Real Estate, said.
The most popular locations are Wielkopolska, with particular emphasis on Poznań and its surroundings, Warsaw regions, as well as the Zachodniopomorskie and Pomorskie voivodships. Locations within the administrative boundaries of cities are also very popular.