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Goodman strengthens team in France to capitalise on growth opportunities

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Benoît Chappey appointed as Head of Business Development France

Goodman has today announced a key appointment that will add further strength and expertise to its team in France, one of the main growth markets for the company in Europe. Benoît Chappey was appointed as the new Head of Business Development.

Benoît Chappey will lead the development team to support Goodman’s strategic growth ambitions across the country through the delivery of superior service and tailor-made solutions for its customers and stable returns for its investors.

“This strategic appointment demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our position in the French market,” says Philippe Arfi, Goodman Director France. “Benoît brings more than 16 years of real estate expertise to the table. I am confident that his appointment will help us to continue to gain market share by identifying unique opportunities and delivering a quality product and high standard of service to our customers,” said Arfi.

Benoît Chappey (39) has extensive experience in the logistics property sector and joins Goodman from Argan where he worked since 2010; most recently as Head of Business Development. Prior to that Benoît spent six years with PRD. He holds an engineering degree from l’Ecole Centrale de Lille.

Commenting on his new role Benoît Chappey said: “I am delighted to take on the role of Head of Business Development for Goodman France. Goodman has a strong, long-standing reputation as one of the world’s leading experts in prime-quality logistics space investment, development and fund management. I look forward to working with the team of international experts in the company. Goodman currently has land available to develop up to 200,000 sqm of logistics space at three sites in key locations across France, and I look forward to working with the French team to meet both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."

In France, Goodman manages a logistics portfolio of approx. 910,000 sqm of assets with a value of €535 million. It has 124 logistics properties under management in 11 countries in continental Europe equating to 4.5 million sqm in assets, as at 30 March 2014.

For further information, please contact Goodman:
Nicolas Jehly
T +33 (0) 1 47 03 68 13 | M+33 (0) 6 85 34 45 94

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 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. Goodman works continually to build value in logistics property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €17.8 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Securities 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 in 16 countries and 32, 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.

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