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E-commerce supercharges industrial property interest

Investor appetite for industrial property has become supercharged since the onset of the pandemic, with interest in e-commerce and logistics assets driving record levels of development and transactional activity.

E-commerce supercharges industrial property interest
E-commerce giant Costway's new distribution centre in Melbourne's Truganina. Photo: CBRE

Investor appetite for industrial property has become supercharged since the onset of the pandemic, with interest in e-commerce and logistics assets driving record levels of development and transactional activity.

Analysis by Real Capital Analytics Australia showed $13.4 billion worth of commercial property changed hands in the second quarter of 2021, a 15 per cent lift on the same time last year and the strongest quarter on record.

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