ELLWANGER & GEIGER: INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS PROPERTY STUTTGART REGION 2013
INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS PROPERTY
The Stuttgart Economic Region 4
Market Trends 5
Facts and Figures 6
Outlook 2013 8
Our Services 10
Your Contact Partners 10
ELLWANGER & GEIGER Real Estate 11
THE STUTTGART ECONOMIC REGION.
County of Göppingen
County of Ludwigsburg
County of Esslingen
County of Rems-Murr
County of Böblingen
industrial and logistics cluster*
* logistics space > 50,000 sqm
industrial space > 100,000 sqm
Global concerns like Daimler, Porsche and Bosch, as well as many strong midsized companies have created
employment and wealth in the Stuttgart Region. Their success is mainly due to excellent export rates, but
also to a high level of specialisation and closely linked value chains. To ensure economic success in a global
industrial environment, it will be crucial to remain flexible and competitive, and to provide an excellent
infrastructure for businesses in the Stuttgart Region
ALLOCATION OF CAPITAL
One option for reaching these goals is to invest in modern
production facilities. This can be a challenge for midsized
companies due to the extremely high capital require-
ments and long capital commitment of such investments.
Especially in a volatile market environment, foreign capital
needs to be strategically allocated within the company.
The capital requirement for research and development
need to be harmonised with efficient production processes
and a high level of standards. Only a successful trade-off
between these factors will lead to sustainable economic
RENTING OF PRODUCTION SPACE
Industrial companies may therefore consider to reduce
their capital commitment by renting property. Profes
sional investors have met this demand with a balanced
provision of lettable office, logistics and storage space.
However, this trend is slow to gain ground in industrial
production, the very heart of German midsized companies.
In order to make use of production property as a hidden
resource, it is crucial to strengthen real estate compe-
tence within these companies. This can be reached by
implementing corporate real estate management or
through close cooperation with professional real estate
A NEW ASSET CLASS
In the near future, production property will become more
and more interesting for investors with a long term orien-
tation. A low probability of default, a strong binding to
location and long term leases of more than 10 years will
provide for stable, secure cash flows with above average
FLEXIBLE USE OPTIONS
The key to success in this new asset class will be standard-
ised multi-functional production facilities in industrial A
locations, the potential to be adapted to individual tenant
requirements. This may be logistics in a former production
site, or vice versa. Industrial and logistics tenants will
appreciate the multi-functionality of such facilities, as it
allows them to flexible react to market requirements.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
For 2012 ELLWANGER & GEIGER Real Estate were able
to determine a total of approx. 240,000 sqm of rented
industrial and logistics space within the Stuttgart Region.
This constitutes an increase in space turnover of approx.
45 per cent compared to the previous year (165,000 sqm).
With ca. 65,500 sqm, newly built logistics property
played a major part in this excellent result – a plus of
nearly 64 per cent compared with approx 40,000 sqm
in 2011. This means that newly built lettings made up
round about one third of the total space turnover.
In the county of Ludwigsburg alone, especially in Mark-
gröningen, Marbach am Neckar, Schwieberdingen and
Kornwestheim, ca. 56,000 sqm of newly built logistics
space were successfully placed on the letting market.
The remaining new developments were let in Esslingen
(ca. 5,500 sqm) and Stuttgart-Weilimdorf (ca. 4,100 sqm).
ELLWANGER & GEIGER Real Estate were able to win
Mercedes-AMG as tenant for the modern logistics
facility in Marbach am Neckar (ca. 12,000 sqm),
Schenker Deutschland AG for 10,500 sqm of multi-
functional logistics space in Schwieberdingen, as well
as Rhenus AG & Co. KG for the 4,100 sqm in Stuttgart-
Weilimdorf. These signings correspond with a market
share of about 41 per cent for newly built logistics space
in the Stuttgart Region. In 2012, the counties with the
highest lettable space turnover of existing and newly built
property were: Ludwigsburg with approx. 105,000 sqm
(2011: approx. 33,000 sqm), Böblingen with approx.
49,000 sqm (2011: approx. 35,000 sqm), Esslingen with
45,000 sqm (2011: approx. 49,000 sqm).
The most significant brownfiled transaction took place
in Winnenden, where Alfred Kärcher GmbH bought
ca. 58,000 sqm of Pfleiderer Ziegelfabrik (former brick
factory). This was closely followed by the selling of
the Redevco-areal in Markgöningen (ca. 53,000 sqm).
Porsche acquired the former Mercedes-Benz transmission
plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen (ca. 45,000).
With regards to greenfield, HUGO BOSS acquired approx.
58,000 sqm in Filderstadt-Bonlanden for their new high-
bay warehouse. ELLWANGER & GEIGER Real Estate
launched approx. 41,000 sqm in Marbach am Neckar
designated for 24/7 industrial and logistics use, which
was sold to Gazeley.
In total, about 135,000 sqm of industrial and logistics
property were successfully listed by real estate agents
in 2012. This corresponds with approx. 56 per cent
of the total letting volume. ELLWANGER & GEIGER
Real Estate were able to market ca. 48,000 sqm, which
constitutes a market share of approx. 36 per cent.
* without lease extensions
To remain cost competitive, industrial companies in the
Stuttgart Region will continue to outsource logistics
processes to external service providers. In order to meet
the constantly increasing requirements of the industry
and to ensure smooth process chains, an ongoing demand
for modern logistics property can be expected in 2013.
Especially contract logistics requires modern, flexible and
multi-functional facilities. The supply of such logistics
developments will remain limited, as no major speculative
construction project has yet been identified for 2013.
Similar trends can be observed at industrial companies in
the Stuttgart Region. Multi-functional newly built produc-
tion facilities have come into focus as owner occupier or
lease hold investment models. What counts for logistics,
also holds true for industrial property: modern industrial
production requires modern production facilities.
The demand for logistics and light industrial investment
opportunities by private and institutional investors has
remained on a high level in 2012. The high density of
logistics service providers in the Stuttgart Region is a
result of a strong economic base with an attractive mix
of SME´s and global concerns.
As in the previous year, also in 2012 predominantly private
investors were active on the market. Transaction volumes
for existing property ranged between € 3 m and € 8 m,
reaching gross initial yields of 7.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent.
Due to a general lack of new developments, Core property
will continue to be scarcely available. As a matter of fact,
only one logistics development in Böblingen sold to an
institutional investor for approx. € 30 m.
A modern logistics facility at the Stuttgart harbour was
sold in a portfolio together with two warehouses in
Sindelfingen, comprising a total of approx. 55,800 sqm
of logistics space.
For modern, highly flexible logistics property,
ELLWANGER & GEIGER expect initial gross yields
between 7.2 per cent and 7.8 per cent.
YOUR CONTACT PARTNERS.
The industrial and logistics sector has its own characteristics. In this field, you should rely on specialists who know the
requirements for buildings, infrastructure and property down to the last detail: ELLWANGER & GEIGER Privatbankiers.
You will benefit from our expertise, our long-standing experience and our comprehensive services.
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The data for this market report has been sourced directly from city and
community authorities, as well as from realtors and owners. Our contact
partners received standardised questions concerning quantitative factors
like rental price, standard ground value, plot size and space turn-over,
as well as the prospects for the future. The quality of the answers to our
enquiry varied significantly. Some values were estimated, some data
was incomplete. However, this survey offers an overview of the current
trends and developments in the industrial and logistic sector of the
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