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Australian Industrial & Logistics Investment Snapshot

The Australian industrial and logistics sector has been brought to the forefront in 2020 with $5.49 billion trading (>$10 million), up 11.5 per cent when compared to 2019. The strong level of investment has come off the back of robust fundamentals within the sector including e-commerce growth, food logistics and infrastructure investment.


Despite investment volumes growing year-on-year, there was a 27 per cent fall in the number of assets brought to the market. As a result, the assets which did come to market throughout the year were competed for aggressively.

Sale & Leaseback accounted for a large share of assets

Given increased pressure on balance sheets, many industrial businesses are reassessing their capital needs to support their long-term growth. For this reason and coupled with the strength of the industrial and logistics investment market, sale and leaseback transactions accounted for 49 per cent of transactions by volume ($2.67 billion). Notably, this compares to approximately 28% in 2019.

Cold Storage & Food Logistics heavily sought after

NemoGiven the current economic uncertainty, investors are increasingly seeking strong non-discretionary covenants which have proven to be resilient in recent times. As a result, almost $2.0 billion traded from food backed tenants in 2020 while cold storage asset acquisitions totalled $694 million.

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