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Goodman signs lease extension with Hartmann

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Goodman, the integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space, has today announced a nine year lease renewal with Paul Hartmann SA (Hartmann) for a 50,000 sqm logistics centre located in the Rhône-Alpes region.  The new deal, which starts on 1 January 2015, was secured with the agreement to upgrade the current lighting system, with LED lighting throughout the entire facility.   

“This upgrade is part of the Paul Hartmann’s overall sustainability strategy, aimed at reducing energy and natural resource consumption. Goodman’s commitment to our relationship and its understanding of our business needs and technical requirements have resulted in the renewal of our partnership. We strongly appreciate Goodman’s in-house technical and operational expertise that has been a trademark of their property management since the beginning of our collaboration," said Christophe Gehl, Logistics Manager at Hartmann. 

In February 2010, Goodman completed the development of this 50,000 sqm logistics facility for Hartmann in the area of Belleville-sur-Saône (69), located in the Rhône-Alpes region. The facility enabled the company to centralise its European flow of medical devices including, hygiene, incontinence, wound management and prevention of risk infection, from a single location. The logistics centre is owned by Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF) and is managed by Goodman.  

Value-added property management 
Goodman takes a long-term approach to property ownership and management, ensuring the buildings are maintained to a high standard and customers’ needs are fully met. Through the focused management of these facilities, Goodman is able to retain their value and provide quality services to its customers. 

“Comprehensive property management is a crucial part of our business model as it is mutually beneficial for Goodman and our customers,” explained Julien Gros, Goodman France Portfolio Manager. “The inclusion of a new LED lighting system tangibly supports Hartmann’s environmental commitments and reduces its operational costs, while contributing to the property’s value.”   

Goodman’s commitment to excellence in property management enables the Group to maintain a high occupancy rate of 96% and a strong customer retention rate.

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For further information, please contact Goodman:
Christopher Flores
Communications Manager CE
+32 2 451 42 08

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 €19.2 billion and 432 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 33 offices, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman is present in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK. 

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