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The UK Logistics sector vacancy rate has just hit an all-time low - who's counting the cash and who’s calling the shots? And are there still opportunities ready for the taking?
Our experts weigh-up the longevity of the market in light of changing consumer habits, Brexit and other influencing factors. For those already invested, where can you grow? And for those contemplating entering the market where should you go?
Jonathan Compton | Senior Director UK Industrial & Logistics • CBRE
Jon provides advice to clients on the sector and how trends will impact the market in the future. Acting on behalf of high profile national and international occupiers, developers and investors, he advises on the aspects that are key to making the right decision in a fast moving and dynamic sector.
Yunus Goktas | Operations Expansion Manager • Getir
Yunus is leading the expansion of UK operations for Getir, a pioneer in the nascent grocery rapid-delivery market. After launching in the UK in January, Getir has recently started to pitch its franchise offer to accelerate the growth of its network of currently 85 dark stores across 12 UK cities.
Paul Weston | Regional Head • Prologis UK
Paul leads a dedicated team of professionals passionate about providing customers with the best buildings, in the best locations, across the Prologis Parks network. A UK industrial and logistics sector expert, he began his career at Jones Lang LaSalle, worked with Gazeley Properties (now GLP) and Brixton plc (now part of SEGRO) before joining Prologis in 2003.
Dean Harrison | Investment Director • InfraRed Capital Partners
In his role, Dean focuses on investment and asset management of European real estate opportunities and is responsible for UK Industrial Origination and Execution. In the past four years, Dean has been responsible for ~£1bn of UK industrial investment transactions including the March 2021 disposal of the Vantage Platform to Blackstone Managed Funds for £250m.
SESSION CHAIR - Mark Easton | Home Editor • BBC
An award-winning broadcaster and writer, Mark appears regularly on television, radio and online, providing expert analysis of the issues affecting modern Britain, chronicling the impact of rapid demographic, technological, economic and global change. A recipient of considerable industry recognition, his achievements include two Royal Statistical Society excellence awards.
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