MIPIM 2014 started off this week with high visibility and networking opportunities for the NAI Global team attending the event.
Paul Danks, Managing Director, NAI Global and David Haigh, Vice President, NAI Hiffman, attended an event chaired by Baroness Susan Williams, Executive Director, Atlantic Gateway. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, Officer of the British Empire (OBE) and Sir Howard Bernstein, CEO of Manchester City Council, addressed a distinguished group of international investors, developers, occupiers and owners at the “Back to the Future” opening session on Monday, March 10. The discussion focused on the Atlantic Gateway, a combination of over $1.7 billion of infrastructure investment projects in the North West UK, designed to transform the entire region. One of the major projects addressed is SUPERPORT, a logistics freight hub in Liverpool that is poised to transform freight capability in the northern UK.
A new report, “Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership SUPERPORT: An Analysis of the Supply of, and Demand for Distribution Space Within the Liverpool City Region,” was coordinated by a team led by NAI Global on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), leader of the Liverpool SUPERPORT freight hub program. The report examines the factors that will drive demand, from investment in SUPERPORT assets and capabilities to current and planned supply of sites that can meet the future demand for logistics facilities. A press release supporting the report was issued on Monday, and NAI Global will present the findings of the report to potential investors, developers, owners, operators, clients and media at an event aboard the NAI Global yacht, Costa Magna, on Thursday, March 13.
Preliminary press coverage of the report includes articles in Place North West (link to article) and in the Liverpool Echo (link to article) quoting Paul Danks: “Logistics is a recognized growth sector in the UK and internationally as businesses adapt to changes in customer demand and methods of sourcing, manufacturing and delivering goods and services. SUPERPORT will help Liverpool secure its position as an innovative, competitive multimodal port, and create opportunities for investors, developers, occupiers and real estate brokers and others active in the global industrial and logistics property market.”
NAI Global president, Jay Olshonsky, said: “Currently, 45% of North American trade enters the UK via Liverpool, and the location is ideally positioned to benefit from increased Atlantic activity and the growth of Latin and South American economies, providing outstanding opportunities for NAI Global members and their clients, developers investors and occupiers to take advantage of the enhanced competitiveness of the Liverpool City Region for logistics and manufacturing operations.”
Stay tuned for more coverage from MIPIM!
Source: NAI Global
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