Goodman Raises Japanese Industrial Design Standards with the Completion of Goodman Sakai, Osaka Bay

Goodman Raises Japanese Industrial Design Standards with the Completion of 
Goodman Sakai, Osaka Bay 
TOKYO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Goodman Group (Goodman or Group) today held an 
official opening ceremony in Japan for Goodman Sakai, a landmark warehouse and 
distribution facility in Sakai, Osaka Bay. 
Key features of Goodman Sakai: 

    + Completion value of ~US$275 million
      Multi-customer warehouse and distribution facility with truck access
    + to allfourstoreys providing, 130,000 sqm of modern, high
      specification space
    + First logistics facility in Western Japan to obtain LEED Gold
      (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) pre-certification
    + 100% pre-leased, five months prior to completion to a number of
      leading Japanese third party logistics providers
    + Pre-sold by the Goodman Japan Development Partnership to the Goodman
      Japan Core Fund for long term ownership
    + Highqualityfinish, landscaping and employee amenity space, setting
      the benchmark for the Japanese logistics market

Goodman Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Greg Goodman said, "This landmark 
development was completed on time and on budget and sets the benchmark for 
sophisticated, employee friendly and environmentally sustainable design in the 
Japanese logistics market. Goodman Sakai presented an opportunity to 
incorporate the best features from our portfolio of properties around the 
world to deliver this modern, high quality facility. Significantly, Goodman 
Sakai was fully leased to a mix of leading Japanese customers five months 
prior to completion, demonstrating its attractiveness to our customers."

Paul McGarry, Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Japan said, "Our vision from 
the outset of this project was to set a new industrial design benchmark in 
Japan. With Goodman Sakai we had the opportunity to work closely with our 
customers, our architect, interior designers and our general construction 
contractor to create a unique work space. With the success of Goodman Sakai we 
have capitalised on our market leading brand to set a new benchmark for others 
to follow."

Yasuaki Nii, Director, Officer, Nippon Express Co. Limited, the major customer 
in Goodman Sakai said, "We have a successful track record of partnership and 
collaboration with Goodman in Japan and around the world. For this particular 
project we worked very closely with Goodman from the beginning to create a 
property that would meet our needs and the needs of our customers. Goodman 
really listens to its customers and works tirelessly to innovate at every 
opportunity to exceed their customers' needs. Goodman Sakai is a truly unique 
property of a standard and quality that we have not seen before in Japan, that 
we, our employees and our customers will enjoy and be proud to occupy for many 
years to come. With the great success of this partnership at Goodman Sakai we 
are very much looking forward to our next opportunity to collaborate with 

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About Goodman

Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout 
Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and 
Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited, 
Goodman Industrial Trust and Goodman Logistics (HK) Limited, is the largest 
industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one 
of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and 
business space globally.

Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer 
service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates 
innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its 
customers, while seeking to deliver long-term returns for investors.

About Nippon Express

Nippon Express is one of Japan's largest transportation companies. Its 
services continue to expand the globe, achieving a five-point framework across 
Japan, the Americas and Europe, and stretching into the rapidly developing 
markets of East Asia, South Asia and Oceania. Nippon Express sees its role as 
a logistics consultant, providing one-stop business solutions that connect 
people and companies beyond national and regional boundaries, through diverse 
logistics modes, integrating land, air, and marine transport. Nippon Express 
has also optimized its services on a global level to handle the mounting 
spread of inventory worldwide.

For more details about Nippon Express, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Mathew Werner  Group Corporate Communications Manager  Group Chief Executive  
Tel: +612-9230-7159

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