01/27/2022 | by Sarah Borchersen-Keto

Prologis, Inc . (NYSE: PLD) Global Head of Capital Deployment Dan Letter says ongoing efforts by companies to rebuild inventories to pre-pandemic levels, and a focus on resiliency rather than efficiency in the supply chain, will create multi-year tailwinds for the REIT.

Speaking on the REIT Report, Letter noted that inventory to sales levels are 10% below where they stood pre-pandemic. “Our customers are just trying to get back to the pre-COVID levels, let alone build that new safety stock on top of that,” he said.

Letter said he expects supply chain challenges will persist into 2023. Vacancy rates are at unprecedented lows and space in Prologis’ markets is effectively sold out, he added.

Prologis continues to see broad based demand in markets around the globe, according to Letter. The REIT is planning to start over $5 billion in developments this year, and also expects to make about $1.5 billion in acquisitions. In addition, Prologis’ land portfolio will allow it to develop over $26 billion of new product.

Letter also noted that:

  • Prologis’ covered land plays represent a growing share of deployment activity.
  • Prologis was recently recognized as the number one REIT on the Corporate Knights 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, its 13th appearance on the list.
  • Prologis is taking a data-driven approach to identifying what it sees as the most productive locations around the globe.
  • The REIT is able to benchmark location quality across 19 countries on four continents, with all major e-commerce and parcel companies.