Bisnow Winners & Losers: How Resilient Is The Urban Logistics Sector?
As Sun Tzu said, "in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity," and the age of coronavirus is providing one such moment for the industrial and logistics sector. During the time of social distancing, individuals and businesses are adapting to the digital age faster than ever before. While the demand in food retail and e-commerce has spiked industrial activity and performance, logistics and supply chain experts are wrestling with staff health and safety measures, operational viability, and protecting their business from a supply-chain shock.
Join Paul Burke, Partner, Maples Teesdale who will be leading the discussion with Matthew Parrott, VP, Starwood Capital, Charles Binks, Head of UK Logistics & Industrial, Knight Frank and Mark Bowden, Founder at Caisson Investment Management on the short-term and long-term future of the urban logistics industry, including the impact of Covid-19.
- Long-term implications for e-fulfillment and online food sales
- Operational viability and staff health & safety measures
- Space requirements for occupiers that service the offices & entertainment industries, who are temporarily suffering a downturn, as well as food retailers, who are seeing a spike in delivery requests
- Post-Covid-19 repercussions on vacancy rates, rents, prices, infrastructure & planning for inner-city logistics