Logistics platforms have many functions and are the true foundation of a constantly changing supply chain. Location, accessibility, loading bays, manoeuvring areas, site dimensions and technical characteristics, regulatory requirements – all these generalised and specific criteria need to be factored into the decision-making process when setting up or acquiring such facilities. From XXL warehouses to cross dock sheds or small depots located in built-up areas, the range of available products is sufficiently diverse to meet the requirements of users at a time when sales channels are growing ever more interconnected. Challenges include circuit responsiveness, increased productivity, cost rationalisation and new technologies. All in all, considerations of strategy are becoming increasingly important in real estate. On the industrial front, with ranges of diversified premises with divisible plots and flexibility in respect of dominant features (production, distribution or more service-oriented premises), business premises – whether in a general or industrial park setting – are now noted for their considerable versatility.
With the largest specialist industrial and logistics team in France covering the whole of the Ile de France and the country's largest cities, plus a team specialising in the large-scale logistics sector and an interconnected international network – particularly vital at a time when logistics organisations are thinking on a continental scale – CBRE offers its clients assistance and support in all their real estate projects, guaranteeing a swift, custom-tailored response.
Every year, CBRE markets 800 000 m² of office space for sale or rent, manages 2 512 200 m² on behalf of owners and tenants, and values 44 600 000 m².
CBRE’s exhaustive knowledge of local markets and ability to anticipate developments in the sector ensure the best possible outcome, whatever the client’s requirement.
Whether dealing with SMEs, SMIs, major retailers and industries, parcel delivery and shipping companies or logistics providers, CBRE supports all its industrial & logistics clients through every stage of their real estate dealings:
- Location strategy best suited to optimised logistics blueprint
- Lease or acquisition: every solution is tailored to satisfy the individual client’s requirements and match them with specific market opportunities. Whichever route is chosen – lease or acquisition, existing or turnkey premises – CBRE provides end to end support, including all regulatory and legal formalities (ICPE authorisation, building permit etc.)
- Facility management: service contract management (technical maintenance and services to occupiers), reporting, energy optimisation, performance management etc.
- Sale & leaseback
- Consulting for land and brownfield sites redevelopment
With its in-depth knowledge of the special features of the industrial & logistics sector and of the opportunities available in the market, CBRE makes it possible for clients – property developers, owners, investors, municipalities – to ensure optimum profitability for their real estate operations and secure feasibility of real estate projects. CBRE operates in: