In the first quarter of the current year, the demand for warehouses in Poland amounted to almost 500 thous. sq.m. If we develop so well throughout the whole year, we will exceed 1mln, or even 1,5 mln sq.m. in the whole year, predicts Joanna Mroczek, Director of Market Research Department, CBRE. Sha adds, so far, about 100 thous. sq.m. each quarter were built, now it is 200-300 thous. sq.m. The growth has been observed also in the demand. As it can be seen, companies look for new spaces.
It is possible to talk of the prevention of the crisis, as in the years 2008 and 2009, the investments were withheld and many of areas were not rented. The indicator of the not-rented area was relatively high, over 20 per cent. The only investments that took place were build to suit. Last year, just buildings to specific order were put into use. Now, there is the first quarter when speculative warehouses are being built, that is without a specific tenant, as Joanna Mroczek explains.