It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies seeking to expand their businesses to find locations suitable for the development of modern logistics facilities. In hall A5 on stand 201A, Goodman, the German market leader in the development, investment and management of logistics property, will present two new ways it is countering the shortage of space. Goodman is securing future development sites in attractive locations, while also promoting the concept of land conversion.
Goodman holds a number of strategic land sites in Germany which are capable of providing approximately 250,000 sqm of new warehouse space.
Securing land sites requires extensive relationships and networking with cities, local authorities, companies and estate agents. In dialogue with these partners, Goodman is able to take advantage of the particular diversity of attractive logistics locations across Germany, together with the high level of logistics activity outside of the metropolitan areas, while also being able to respond quickly to customer enquiries.
This approach has enabled the Group to recently secure 65,000 sqm in the Port of Hamburg, as well as a 120,000 sqm logistics site in Staufenberg, northeast of Kassel.
“In Germany, there are many former industrial sites, which are suitable for the development of modern logistics properties, and these site conversions will enable us to provide innovative solutions to the future warehousing space requirements of our customers,” said Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director for Germany.
Goodman has already converted an old concrete plant into a contemporary logistics property for logistics service provider Seifert in Malsch. Similarly, the 145,000 sqm logistics centre for DB Schenker in Leipzig is being developed on a former airfield.
Goodman is number one European developer
PropertyEU magazine has named Goodman as the number one developer in Europe for the second year in a row. The ranking, which appears in the March edition, is based on completed projects in sqm from 2010 to 2012.
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Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in business parks, office parks, industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.
Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets, and is working continually to build value in industrial property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.
With total assets under management of €16.5 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Stock Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.
With more than 970 staff and 36 offices in 18 countries, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.
For more information please visit: www.goodman.com/de