Dear readers,
The places & spaces newsletter provides regular updates on all the latest content made available by Union Investment on our portal at Today, we would particularly like to recommend the article by Rahel Wilhardt on “Urban Storage”, which looks at the emerging boom in logistics facilities. The places & spaces editorial team hopes that you enjoy reading this piece and the other insightful articles on the portal.
Kind regards,
Fabian Hellbusch
Head of Marketing and Communication
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Urban Storage
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