Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Goodman, the global integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space, is leasing a 69,000 sqm logistics centre in Brieselang near Berlin to Amazon. As a result of this transaction, the online retailer now leases six properties in Germany from Goodman to fulfil its warehousing and distribution requirements.
The facility being leased is located in the Brieselang freight village (GVZ) to the west of Berlin and will store Amazon’s entire product range. The location provides good infrastructure and access to major transport connections to the North and East-German regions. Brieselang also offers significant workforce potential, supporting Amazon’s plans to create up to 1,000 long-term jobs within the next three years.
Speaking on the expansion of Goodman’s relationship with the world’s biggest e-commerce company, Andreas Fleischer, Goodman Regional Director for Germany said: “The new deal with Amazon in Brieselang demonstrates the high demand for large scale, good quality properties with specifications meeting the requirements of major e-commerce operators and confirms our view on the increase in demand for modern logistics space for e-commerce customers. We currently expect that online retailers across Europe will need approx. one million sqm per annum to realise their growth potential."
The 69,000 sqm logistics centre will provide Amazon with generous warehouse space, together with offices and social rooms for staff. The facility has been configured to meet the specific requirements of the e-commerce sector, incorporating such features as spacious mezzanine floors where returns can be processed. A key advantage is also the ability to expand the existing building, providing Amazon with flexibility in relation to its future operational requirements.
In addition to this latest lease agreement Goodman has previously developed ten projects for Amazon in Europe and currently has a 90,000 sqm warehouse under construction for the online retailer in France.
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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 industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centes.
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 billionand 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, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.
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