Logistics property market takes off in China as focus shifts to consumption

With the rapid growth of e-commerce on the mainland, demand for warehouses is rising. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The logistics property market is taking off like a rocket on the mainland, and has the potential to grow to US$2.5 trillion by 2029.

A spike in the number of deals is expected this year as investors bet on consumption-led growth.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014, 3:29am

Goodman to raise rents in Japan as land, building costs jump

Prices of land sites used for distribution centres and the cost of construction, which has increased as much as 20 per cent, are making development more expensive. Photo: Bloomberg

Prices of land sites used for distribution centres and the cost of construction, which has increased as much as 20 per cent, are making development more expensive, said Paul McGarry, chief executive officer of Goodman Japan. Even as demand for modern warehouses and investor interest remain strong, the supply of such facilities will be limited, he said.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:20am

Warehouse demand remains strong in Japan, says GLP trust

Tokyo will see the largest annual expansion in warehouse demand this year since 2008, according to data compiled by GLP. Photo: EPA

Japanese real estate investment trust GLP J-REIT, which has risen more than 20 per cent since its initial public offering in December in Tokyo, expects demand for warehouses in Japan to remain strong with a shortage of modern distribution centres.

27 Feb 2013 - 5:04am

Property Digest, February 20, 2013

Hong Kong's industrial properties saw an encouraging performance in both leasing and sales in the fourth quarter of last year, according to Colliers International's Hong Kong industrial research and forecast report. 

20 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

As Chinese e-commerce grows, logistics companies need to adapt

As Chinese e-commerce grows, logistics companies need to adapt

By 2015, China will be home to more than 700 million internet users compared to 500 million today, making it the biggest online population in the world.

The internet is already an integral part of the retail experience for many Chinese consumers, if not for the actual purchase then for conducting research and price comparisons.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Logistics costs up 18.5pc, report says

China's domestic logistics industry is facing a raft of challenges, including high costs, poor infrastructure, a lack of human resources, varying government regulations and uncertainties created by a slowdown in the mainland economy.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Moving with the times

Logistics is all about delivering the goods to a customer in a timely and cost-efficient way

Requirements: To work in logistics, you need a cheerful, outgoing personality. You should also have good communication skills. There are always new things to learn in logistics, so be ready to expand your horizons.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Logistics leader must work in the mainland

A flexible person wanting to take on a challenge in the mainland is needed to take up this position at a fast-growing firm.

Karrie Industrial, primarily engaged in the sales and manufacture of metal and plastic products, and electronic manufacturing service (EMS) business, is looking for a logistics director to help run its mainland operations.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Unclutter your home by doing some 'life laundry'

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world despite its low birth rate and land reclamation.

With 6.3 people per square metre of land, high-rise living is imperative. But even here space is limited.

Apartment sizes average 600 sqft, often with large families squeezed in together.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Bake to the future

If you like to bake and are tired of running from store to store in search of hard-to-find products, check out the online shop, Baking Warehouse.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Hongkong Post moves into business solutions

Hongkong Post Logistics is now offering integrated logistics solutions for private businesses.

The company is offering a range of services such as the collection of goods from suppliers, warehousing and inventory management, and receiving customer orders electronically.

26 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Youth bands competition seeks entrants

The Hong Kong Teenage Band Competition, organised by Warehouse Teenage club, is back for its third year.

All bands are welcome to enter the competition, which aims to encourage young people to write original material and perfect their musical instruments skills.

The organiser also hopes to win more public acceptance of teenage bands.

30 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Event strikes chord with teenagers

Budding young musicians will get the chance to show off their talent and win a prize in the Hong Kong Teenage Band Competition.

This is the second time the Warehouse Teenage Club is organising the event because of good response last year.

29 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Industrial sector to see jump in rentals

Rents for godown and warehouse space in the SAR are expected to rise sharply as a result of an anticipated decrease in industrial property supply, a property consultant says.

A report by Francis Lau & Co (Surveyors) said the Government's study on rezoning industrial land for residential and commercial purposes would probably reduce supply in the sector.

1 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Teenage bands get set to battle

Young musicians will get a chance to compete in a battle of the bands this August.

The Warehouse Teenage Club will hold its first Teenage Bands Competition at the WH Frank White Studio.

Hong Kong teenagers from all cultural backgrounds are invited to take part.

Applications must be submitted by July 12.

19 Jun 1997 - 12:00am