Logistics currently seems to be the hottest real estate sector out there. The sector has grown from being the underdog to a truly mature real estate asset class. As a result, it has been a stellar outperformer for investors several years in a row. Globalisation and the rapid rise of e-commerce are obvious explanations for the current
hotness of logistics. This raises the question: has the logistics sector become
To answer this question, three seasoned speakers will share their thoughts. To encompass the full perspective, these professionals have varied backgrounds as specialist on the industrial/logistics capital markets, investor/owner and tenant. They will dive into the specific characteristics of logistic assets, risk/return profile of the sector and the opportunities and threats going forward.
Dirk ‘t Hooft is currently working as an independent Senior Advisor.
At European level he is active involved in research and innovation projects.
He was project leader of the European FP7 research project CO3 on Horizontal Collaboration in the Supply Chain. Dirk works in the Netherlands, also as Senior Advisor Logistics Collaboration for Argusi. After his graduation in economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, he worked in several senior executive positions in Publishing and Agricultural Machinery
Nick Jones is a European logistics sector specialist within the European Capital Markets team based in London. Nick manages large & multi jurisdiction portfolio transactions on behalf of a range of Global clients within the European market. His role includes close collaboration with in country logistics capital markets teams on industrial & logistics mandates offering clients an international platform. Nick is responsible for managing a number of international client relationships which has involved leading a number of major large single-country and cross-border transactions in the sector.
Dirk Sosef is vice president, research & strategy, responsible for Prologis’ research and strategy initiatives in Europe. In his current role his key responsibilities within Prologis are analysing current market conditions and future trends, understanding the factors that drive the (logistics) property performance, and providing research-led strategy and advice to internal and external clients. Mr. Sosef also leads and contributes to the development of best-in-class research, demonstrating Prologis’ know-how and market insight. Recent areas of investigation include obsolescence, e-commerce, and the most desirable logistics locations in Europe. Prior to joining Prologis in 2011, he worked at Cushman & Wakefield.
15:30 Dirk 't Hooft, Chairman, Welcome and Introduction
15:45 Nick Jones, Jones Lang LaSalle, Setting the scene for logistics
16:30 Dirk Sosef, Prologis, Logistics – the investor/owner perspective
17:15 Panel discussion, Is the logistics market too hot?
17:45 Networking Drinks
18:30 End of Program
Everyone is welcome to attend.