The two-day meeting, organised in Warsaw on 17–18 September 2018, offered ample opportunities for presentations and discussions among the leading players from all sectors of the commercial real estate market. Experts discussed not only the new records set by developers and tenants of warehouse space, but also the future of the market. During the ‘Warehouses for e-commerce. One-Day Delivery is the Future’ panel, Tomasz Lubowiecki, CEO of the Management Board of 7R SA, shared his insights with other experts. He admitted that given the rapid development of e-commerce, the market will need to adapt to embrace the changing expectations of the customers, who want to receive the ordered products as soon as possible. This requires not only large warehouses outside cities, but also smaller facilities located within their administrative boundaries, as close to the city centre as possible.
“Deliveries of products and handling their returns are a very important part of the shopping culture, which is why more and more enterprises are realising the importance of having warehouses close to the potential customer. This is also very important for logistics companies, which may be potentially interested in leasing space in our City Flex warehouses”, explains Tomasz Lubowiecki.