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Goodman builds on long-term relationship with Schenker

Monday, 31 March 2014

Approx. 30,000 sqm now leased in Willebroek Goodman continues its successful relationship with Schenker, with the signing of a new lease agreement on behalf of Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF). The lease agreement is for an approx. 9,000 sqm warehouse at Kersdonk Logistics Centre, Willebroek. Schenker currently leases over 20,000 sqm of logistics space from Goodman at the same location.

 “We were searching for a Class A warehouse in close proximity to Willebroek and needed flexibility concerning the start of the lease date. We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Goodman that will allow us to serve our customers from one logistics centre,” said Monique Van Hoof, Business Unit Director Logistics, Schenker.

The warehouse is part of Goodman’s 70,000 sqm Kersdonk Logistics Centre, which is strategically located on the A12 motorway connecting Antwerp to Brussels. In addition to excellent road accessibility, Kersdonk benefits from a large inland waterway port, 3 km from the warehouse. The property is 21 km from the Port of Antwerp and 30 km from Brussels Airport.

 “We were in a position to offer our customer a warehouse in the same logistics centre where they currently lease space. This allowed Schenker to consolidate their operations in one location. There is also additional space available at the logistics centre, offering Schenker the possibility to further expand their business,” said Jorn Bruyninckx, Goodman Head of Portfolio Management Benelux.

In addition to leasing approx. 30,000 sqm at Kersdonk Logistics Centre, Schenker is a Goodman customer in a number of countries around the world, with Goodman also developing built-to-suit warehouses for Schenker in Germany, Poland, China and most recently in Australia. Goodman’s long-term relationship with Schenker is demonstrated by the fact that it leases approx. 400,000 sqm to the logistics service provider globally.

Goodman is the long term investor and manager of a high quality pan-European portfolio. Its properties are particularly attractive to customers due to the scarcity of supply of Class A warehouses in prime locations. The quality of Goodman’s product and its focused service offering are among the reasons that the portfolio maintains its high occupancy rate of 96%.

For further information, please contact Goodman:

Porter Novellie, +32 (0)495 62 66 77
+32 (0)2 235 01 46,Jeroen Gaudissabois, jeroen.gaudissabois@porternovelli.be


About Goodman

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, including its flagship European fund Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), 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 €17 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 1,000 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 and the UK.

For more information please visit:  www.goodman.com/be