Australian Industrial Market Overview 3Q21
3Q21 statistics on the national Australia Industrial markets.
Activity in Australia’s logistics and industrial sector has remained at or near record highs across both the occupier and investment markets. Gross take-up exceeded 1.1 million sqm for the third consecutive quarter, bringing the YTD total above the previous full-year record. Development activity has so far been unable to keep up, with construction activity heavily impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne weighing on completions this quarter. This dynamic has placed increasing pressure on prime rental rates, which increased at the fastest rate in over 15 years.
The strong performance of the logistics and industrial sector continues to draw significant volume of capital from a range of sources, and transaction volumes in the sector so far this year are 71% higher.