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

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, April 9, 2014

TOKYO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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Key features of Goodman Sakai:

+ Completion value of ~US$275 million
       Multi-customer warehouse and distribution facility with truck access to
+ all four storeys providing, 130,000 sqm of modern, high specification
+ 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
+ High quality finish, 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 WernerGroup Corporate Communications Manager Group Chief Executive Tel:

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