- A-grade real estate portfolio, carbon-neutral warehouse will support client’s growth while meeting the highest sustainability standards
- Warehouses are strategically located to benefit from excellent intermodal transport close to core European logistics markets
- For the first warehouses under development, dhl Supply Chain has signed a purchase agreement with Allianz
Bonn, 24 November 2022: The real estate experts at dhl Supply Chain, the world’s leading contract logistics provider, have developed a 400,000-square-meter carbon-neutral real estate portfolio to support the growing needs of customers in six European primary markets. All sites located in the central logistics area will benefit from excellent intermodal connections and are designed to serve customers from different industries.
All buildings will have modern technical specifications, reflect the campus concept, and serve as mission-critical centers for dhl Supply Chain and its domestic and international customers. The 14 units are spread across 10 development sites in the key logistics markets of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Poland. All buildings will meet key sustainability standards such as BREEAM Excellent and EPC A, comply with EU classification standards and be assessed by the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitoring (CRREM).
“Development of the 400,000sqm carbon-neutral warehouse is an important strategic step as we aim to meet growing client demand for more sustainable warehouse space in strategic markets. All assets we develop are underpinned by excellent fundamentals ; whether it’s sustainability, digital, location, demographics or tenure. Connectivity or proximity to key sales markets helps us reduce lead times for our customers while paying close attention to the surrounding social factors and communities in which we operate Help us create attractive jobs and ensure we have a committed and capable workforce. These factors help us and our customers to be more successful and lead us towards a more sustainable future.” dhl Supply said Hendrik Venter, CEO of Chain EMEA.
For the first part of this 400,000 square meter warehouse portfolio, dhl Supply Chain has secured investors and strategic partners. Allianz Real Estate and dhl Supply Chain, which represent several companies in the Allianz Group, have entered into a purchase agreement to sell the first half of the portfolio. The warehouses will be completed between the first quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, and will be one of the largest acquisitions of a single logistics division of Allianz Real Estate in terms of gross leasable area to date: the five facilities will have a total area of more than 200,000 square meters square meters.
dhl Supply Chain will occupy at least 85% of the facility developed for Allianz Real Estate on a long-term lease upon completion.
“We are very proud to be able to provide effective growth opportunities to our clients with warehouses that are not only located in core markets and meet the needs of our clients, but also meet the highest ESG and sustainability standards. This enables us and our clients to create Opportunities compatible with our sustainability roadmap, which aims to make all aspects of our supply chain more sustainable, including of course our real estate. We are very much looking forward to more projects like this in the future,” said dhl Supply Chain said Joe Mikes, Global Head of Real Estate Solutions.