Subsequent to the Power of Three conference last year, we produced a three-part series looking at the mega trends shaping industrial real estate: globalization, demographics and the growth of automation. We explored the influence of geo-political events on supply chains in global hubs and the rise of regionalization. We also analyzed demographic shifts such as aging populations and urbanization and what it means for the logistics sector. There was a focus on robotics and emerging technologies inside and outside the box, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and autonomous trucks coming into play.

 

Ahead of the Power of Three Conference on 24 April, we review these trends and others and their impact on the performance of logistics real estate.