With just under 452,000 m² of warehouse and logistics space in 2020, take-up was around 8 % lower than in the record year of 2019 (approx. 493,000 m²). That is still 3 % more than the annual average of the last five years. The majority of lettings (43 %) were in the south of Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenburg airport area.
(Source: JONES LANG LASALLE SE, Industrial Market Profile Berlin, Q4 2020)
But Berlin also faces a shortage and rising rents. Even in the popular outskirts on the south side of the city, space is slowly becoming scarce. However, the top rent for spaces 5,000 m² and larger remained stable in year 2020 at €5.50/m²/month.
The Senate has adopted the Urban Development Plan Economy 2030 (StEP Economy 2030). This forms the framework for systematically examining potential locations and securing them in the long term. In addition, faster activation and better use of space should be achieved in the future. The updated version of the development concept for the production area in Berlin (EpB) is still part of the urban development plan.