Cold Storage Investment


This special report by CBRE Research identifies the major drivers of demand for cold storage in Asia Pacific; tracks the sector’s growth potential; and pinpoints opportunities and challenges for investors and developers interested in increasing their exposure to this attractive emerging asset class.

For real estate investors, the move into alternative assets such as cold storage is becoming more attractive financially. Indeed, cold storage capacity in the Asia Pacific region is limited compared to developed Western markets and a higher demand is expected in the future. Besides, cold storage occupiers tend to stay in the same facility for lengthy periods and are willing to commit to long lease terms as it can be challenging for them to find other space suited to their requirements.

Cold Storage Locations in APAC


CBRE has identified a range of cold storage investment opportunities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Appropriate entry routes vary across these markets. Build-to-suit or forming partnerships with cold storage developers and operators is the preferred investment channel. Other conduits include sale and leaseback deals and converting dry warehouses to cold storage in highly populated cities lacking industrial land. In the longer-term, CBRE foresees more opportunities for investors to participate in cold storage-focused real estate funds, providing yet another conduit into this rapidly emerging and lucrative asset class.

Build to suit /
            Partnership Build to suit with Pharmaceutical Sale and Leaseback Conversion of dry to cold Co-mingled funds
Build to suit / Partnership Build to suit with Pharmaceutical Sale and Leaseback Conversion of
dry to cold
Co-mingled
funds

Build to suit /
            Partnership Build to suit with Pharmaceutical Sale and Leaseback Conversion of dry to cold Co-mingled funds
Build to suit /
Partnership
Build to suit with
Pharmaceutical
Sale and
Leaseback
Conversion of
dry to cold
Co-mingled funds

 

What exactly is cold storage design? Who are the main cold storage players? What makes cold storage attractive? There are many questions that our cold storage research report can help you to answer.

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