Podcast | Future Cities

The rise of multi-storey warehousing

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The image shows two colleagues walking up stairs in a multi-storey warehouse while taking inventory.

Sky-high industrial facilities of up to 17-storeys are common in cities such as Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai. But could multi-storey warehouses also start to proliferate in Australia, given ongoing supply challenges in our Industrial & Logistics sector? 

It’s a question explored in our latest Talking Property podcast by Charter Hall Development Manager Jack Hansen, CBRE's Head of Industrial & Logistics Research Sass J-Baleh and CBRE's South Sydney Managing Director Nathan Egan. 

In this episode they discuss the reasons why some cities are better suited to multi-storey projects, what developers need to consider and what’s top of mind for occupiers in a market sector that’s only just beginning to evolve in Australia. 

If you have any questions regarding this episode or property topics that you’d like CBRE to address in future episodes, please email us at: [email protected]. And you can read CBRE’s Rise of Multi-Storey Warehousing report here.


Jack Hansen

Development Manager, Charter Hall Industrial & Logistics

Jack has nine years of experience in the property, finance & consulting sectors. His experience extends across land transactions and development, deal structuring, leasing, negotiating and project management. In the five years he has worked at Charter Hall, Jack has been actively involved in over $1bn of development & leasing transactions.

Nathan Egan 

Managing Director, South Sydney, CBRE

Nathan is Managing Director of CBRE's South Sydney office, working within the Industrial & Logistics team. Nathan has over 22 years' experience specialising in industrial property, in particular South Sydney where he has worked for all of the major private and institutional clients. Nathan has been responsible for a number of the largest and highest profile transactions in this market sector, driving strong investment outcomes for his clients.

Sass J-Baleh 

Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, Australia and Director of NSW Research, CBRE

Sass is the Head of Industrial and Logistics Research in Australia at CBRE and leads the NSW Research platform across all sectors. She provides high quality research advice to internal business lines, as well as clients of the firm - particularly to executive level decision-makers. Sass is currently on the NSW Executive Committee for CBRE, as well as the Pacific Advisory & Transactions Leadership Committee. She also sits on the CBRE NSW Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, is part of the Women in Industrial Committee, and Property Council of Australia Industrial Committee.

Kathryn House 

Pacific Communications Director, CBRE

Kathryn joined CBRE in 2007 following a 15-year career in property journalism working for some of Australia's leading newspapers, including the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. She works closely with CBRE’s CEO and senior executive team to promote the company’s brand, platform and corporate values.

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