Prologis has announced the performance of its operations in Europe for the first quarter of 2022. This summary includes highlights of operational performance and insights into selected milestones and achievements.

“Demand for tailored and sustainable logistics space highlights the urgent need for resilience as acute scarcity meets record demand and rents accelerate”, said Ben Bannatyne, President, Prologis Europe. “Leasing activity in Europe pushed 1 million square meters in the first quarter. We are leveraging our proprietary data and strengthening our built-for-the-future approach to meet our customers’ needs. We have pivoted from responsiveness to readiness, putting us in the unique position to deliver value beyond our real estate.

Operating Performance – First Quarter 2022:

  • Total portfolio: 20 million square meters*
  • First quarter total leasing activity: 1,04 million square meters: 
    • 219,974 square meters of new leases.
    • 822,024 square meters of lease renewals.
  • Rent change: +18.5%**
* includes operating, development, held for sale, other and VAA/VAC 
** rent change is based on lease sign dates

Leasing Highlights:

  • 19,096 square meters for a leading global logistics service provider, at Prologis Park Isle d'Abeau DC18, Lyon, France.
  • 13,249 square meters for a global freight forwarding and supply chain management company, at Prologis Park Orléans DC5, Orléans, France.
  • 11,440 square meters at Prologis Park Beersel DC1, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 10,195 square meters at Prologis Park Budapest-Gyal DC4A, Budapest, Hungary.

Capital Deployment – First Quarter 2022

Driven by market demand:

The first quarter saw four new development starts: a 10,320 square meters build-to-suit (BTS) and three speculative developments totaling 86,273 square meters that are 40 percent leased.

BTS developments by region:

  • 40,575 square meters: Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 33,594 square meters: Dortmund, Germany.
  • 12,104 square meters: Arlanda, Sweden.
  • 10,320 square meters: Schiphol, the Netherlands.


  • In the first quarter, Prologis Europe acquired one building with a net rentable area of 21,966 square meters in Sweden and four land plots in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Germany totalling 344,998 square meters.

Special note from Ben Bannatyne: our part to #standwithukraine
"Across our geographies, Prologis colleagues are doing our part to #standwithukraine, with many personally affected and compelled to action in their home countries and communities”, said Ben Bannatyne. “Since day one, colleagues and company, especially in central Europe, have been moved to act and provide service and support to help respond to the needs of the millions of refugees impacted by the war. Prologis is making suitable vacant space available to organisations for the storage of aid goods related to the Ukrainian refugee relief efforts. These spaces will be offered free of charge to various humanitarian organisations and local authorities within our Space for Good programme.”



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