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  Goodman."  For further details and photos please visit www.goodmanjapan.com/sakai/  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 www.nipponexpress.com/  For further information, please contact:  Mathew Werner  Group Corporate Communications Manager  Group Chief Executive   Tel: +612-9230-7159  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/HK00413    SOURCE  Goodman Group  http://www.goodmanjapan.com/sakai  http://www.nipponexpress.com  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/HK00413  PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/09/c9172.html  CO: Goodman Group NI: REL FIN TRN NP  
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