Industrial real estate is the hottest sector in Asia, as it seems to be in many regions across the globe. 

According to new report from RETalk Asia, “Asia Pacific’s industrial real estate sector looks set to be the biggest winner in commercial real estate in 2022 as supply chain concerns remain at the fore. Across the region, we have seen how the sector has built on growth from 2021 thanks to rapid e-commerce adoption during the pandemic, in turn translating into logistics space demand from rapid expansion in e-commerce operations and omnichannel distribution.Unsurprisingly, the sector emerged as real estate investors’ most preferred sector for a third year running in CBRE’s 2022 Investor Intentions Survey.”

And one of the biggest trends is green warehouses.

The article highlighted  “the continued drive towards the construction of more green, safe and hygienic warehouses and industrial facilities. A CBRE survey of logistics occupiers found that more than two-thirds expect more sustainability or green features in their facilities within the next three years.”

“For warehouses, going green can not only significantly reduce running costs, it also provides clear environmental benefits. CBRE Global Supply Chain Advisory estimates transportation to make up 45-70% of logistics occupiers’ total costs. With escalating shipping rates as a result of supply chain disruption and rising fuel costs, green warehouses offers an opportunity for occupiers to optimise costs where it counts.”