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    November 2015


    Over the past 35 years, global trade has increased by nearly 600%, propelling the growth of logistics hubs in virtually every country around the world.

    These hubs are connected via hub-and-spoke systems centered around 30 global logistics hubs—including the likes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and Paris—that form the backbone of today’s global supply chain.

    However, as emerging markets grow and new centers of production materialize, 20 emerging markets are on the verge of becoming global logistics hubs over the next decade, including South Florida, Bajio, Busan, Suzhou, Berlin and Amsterdam.

    These locations warrant close attention from the marketplace, as logistics hubs are typically home to large clusters of distribution facilities that are highly sought after by major real estate investors and logistics operators.



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    Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs

    For more information about this report, please contact:

    David Egan
    Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, Americas & Global
    Capital Markets, Institutional Properties
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    +1 312 9351880
    Jason Fong
    Research Manager, Asia Pacific Research
    +852 2820 2867
    Machiel Wolters
    Senior Director - Strategy & Business Development
    Richard Barkham, Ph.D.
    Global Chief Economist & Head of Americas Research
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    Henry Chin, Ph.D.
    Head of Research, APAC/EMEA
    Asia Pacific/EMEA
    +852 2820 8160
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    Neil Blake, Ph.D.
    Global Head, Forecasting and Analytics
    +44 20 7182 2133
    Spencer Levy
    Chairman, Americas Research & Senior Economic Advisor
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