a green logistics fleet
Green Logistics
New standard: economic and ecological aspects combined
Rolf Zarnekow
Head Investment Management Real Estate
Aquila Capital Hamburg
It is now more than sensible for investors to observe sustainability criteria not only from an ethical and ecological point of view but also from an economic one.
542m EUR
Project volume [TIC based]*
652,333 m2
rentable area
*TIC = Total invested capital; as at: 31.03.2020

Green Logistics combines economical and ecological aspects

Sustainability criteria should be the standard for all buildings, including logistics properties, as they can be developed to be climate-neutral, sustainable, efficient and even energy-generating.

Although economic growth has slowed across Europe, the demand for logistics space is increasing: one reason is the continued growth in e-commerce. At the same time, however, the supply of modern, large-scale storage space at prime locations is limited. The result: low vacancy rates and rising rents. We are therefore concentrating our investments on long-term leased respectively leasable logistics properties in the growth markets of Spain, Portugal and Italy. For investors, sustainability criteria are often decisive for real estate investments and also offer economic advantages.  

Our Green Logistics strategy includes:

  • planning of solar pv panels on the rooftops
  • green building certification (e.g. BREEAM)
  • carbon offsetting through KlimaInvest Green Concepts.


The development of green logistics properties in European Core/Core-Plus regions offers investors attractive returns. Our specialised team in Madrid and Hamburg have more than 85 years of experience in the logistics industry with a development and acquisition track record of > EUR 2.5 billion. Thanks to the secured pipeline, investors have direct access to lucrative investment properties in a very fast-growing market.

(1) As at 01.12.2019

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