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Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets Investment Review

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We are pleased to share with you the Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets Investment Review, which provides a comprehensive look at transaction activity, industry trends and key buyer groups that were active in 2023.

  • Overall Industrial & Logistics investment volumes totalled $5.4 billion in 2023, a decline of only 33% and the most resilient when compared to the other commercial sectors.
  • The nature of the Industrial & Logistics sector is evolving becoming a more sophisticated asset class offering product diversification and greater scale.
  • The price discovery period has now all but phased out. The expansionary yield cycle, off the back of rising funding costs, is coming to fruition.
  • A growing proportion of offshore capital over 2024 is expected as investors continue to seek real estate opportunities that are more intrinsically linked to population growth and deliver higher rental and capital growth prospects.

Download the Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets Investment Review or view the complete Investment Review series, which includes Retail, Industrial & Logistics, Office, Hotels and Residential reports “Capital Markets Investment Review”.


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Gavin Bishop

Managing Director | Industrial & Logistics

Sydney

Gavin is the Managing Director of Industrial & Head of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia at Colliers where he has been specialising in industrial property for 23+ years. Based in the Sydney CBD Head Office, Gavin manages a highly successful team of over 120 staff across every state and territory nationally in key industrial and logistics precincts.

Gavin specialises in National Industrial Capital Markets and has excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of institutional, international, and private investors. Over Gavin’s time with Colliers, he has completed hundreds of deals in industrial property, settling over $14 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 400,000sqm. Gavin enjoys a 75% market share of industrial capital markets share in NSW.

Gavin has worked extensively in the sale of industrial portfolios of up to 30 assets in one portfolio. Gavin and his team have sold 24/34 of all industrial portfolios in Australia over the last five years, including the AMP Portfolio ($105m), J.P. Morgan Portfolio ($250m), Altis Portfolio ($342.5m), Qantas Portfolio ($802m) and GIC/Australand Portfolio ($1.073b).

Some major distribution centre sales that Gavin and his team have been involved in over the last two years include, the Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130.1 million), 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($90.5 million), 3 Roberts Road, Eastern Creek ($253 millions) and 6-20 Clunies Ross Street, Greystanes ($76.6 million).

Gavin has focused on building deep relationships with his clients, providing the latest in-depth information about logistics markets across Australia, which in line with his extensive track record, has seen Gavin achieve record-breaking results for his clients.

Gavin is a long-standing member of the Colliers team, having joined in 2000 as a graduate valuer. Gavin commenced with Colliers as part of their Scholarship Program and he was fortunate to work across multiple service lines and locations across Sydney, before settling in the Industrial team in Sydney South in 2001. Over the last 20 years, Gavin has progressed through the industrial business including managing the Sydney South and Sydney South-West offices, before moving into the NSW State Product Director for Industrial in 2010.

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Sean Thomson

National Director, Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets | Industrial & Logistics

Sydney

Sean Thomson works for Colliers as National Director of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia and Head of Industrial Capital Markets | NSW, where he specialises in the sale of industrial & logistics assets nationally.

Sean works alongside Gavin Bishop (Managing Director of Industrial, Australia) on a day-to-day basis and holds excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of corporate, private, institutional and international investors.

Having been involved in excess of $14.0 billion of strategic valuation advice, his experience and understanding of the levers which can best maximise value together with the capital markets team’s track record, is integral in achieving the strongest possible result for his clients.

Sean has been involved in many large-scale portfolio divestments including:

  • Qantas Portfolio ($802 million)
  • The Kirby Portfolio ($220 million)
  • The Super Core Logistics Portfolio ($186 million)
  • The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
  • Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
  • The Kaufland Portfolio ($129 million)
  • The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)

Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:

  • The Fairfield Distribution Centre ($200 million)
  • Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
  • 884 Mamre Road, Kemps Creek ($125 million)
  • 59 Lockwood Road, Eastern Creek ($107 million)
  • 37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre ($100 million)
  • 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($91 million)
  • 342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South ($87 million)

Sean holdings a significant track record in divesting many greenfield and brownfield sites within Sydney including:

  • 1 Augusta Street, Huntingwood ($201 million)
  • South West Sydney ($195 million)
  • 286 Horsley Road, Milperra ($152 million)
  • 1 Princes Highway, Dandenong South ($96 million)
  • 149 Airds Road, Minto ($75 million)

Sean has focused on building deep relationships with key global institutional clients, providing the latest in-depth information about the logistics market across Australia, which in-line with his extensive track record, has seen him achieve record-breaking results for his clients.

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Joanne Henderson

National Director | Research

Sydney

Joanne has over 15 years of experience working within property research and specialising in property data.  Having previously managed a real estate data product with over 70 subscribers, Joanne has a strong track record of maintaining client relationships as well as delivering quality real estate data and insights.

Joanne leads and manages the Colliers Edge product which is the Colliers premium research data product for clients. Her role also includes maintaining and improving data management systems that the Research and wider business teams use to store and utilise our valuable datasets.

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