model has been developed to describe demand for distribution services
relative to individual locations. Uses for the model include:
of existing industrial or land-based portfolios;
of strategy with respect to the acquisition or disposal of industrial
- Appraisal of
specific acquisitions of industrial property
the geographic scope of the model is limited to Western and Central
Crossroads uses spatial and weighted gravity modelling techniques to determine
a Distribution Quotient (DQ) for the particular co-ordinate under investigation.
That co-ordinate could be at a motorway junction, for example, or at a particular
site. The DQ takes into account:
reach of the site - how many consumers can be reached within
a predetermined isochrone;
position of the site relative to the main ports for import/ export;
position of the site relative to the main border crossings; and
position of the site relative to the main airports for import/
distribution quotient is a measure of the distribution suitability
of the site from a demand perspective.
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