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Goodmans approach to property sustainability secures major lease extension with Match near Lille

Monday, 30 May 2016

Goodman Group (“Goodman” or “Group”), a global leader in the ownership, development and management of industrial real estate, has signed a major lease extension with Match, its longest-standing customer in France, signing its first lease agreement with Goodman in 2003.  As part of the new lease agreement, the 32,500 sqm facility, located in Lomme, France, will be upgraded with LED lighting.   

“A key component of our comprehensive property management service offering is providing solutions to our customers that helps optimise the property’s efficiency,” explained Philippe Arfi, Goodman Country Director for France. “The inclusion of a new LED lighting system will reduce the facility’s operational costs, which is significant as lighting is typically the highest operating cost in a warehouse.”  

Goodman takes a long-term approach to property ownership and management, ensuring its buildings are maintained to a high standard and customers’ needs are fully met. Goodman’s in-house property services team meet with customers every six to eight weeks, completing approximately 1,500 customer visits annually across Continental Europe. Through this focused management approach, Goodman develops forward-looking investment plans to ensure the operational efficiency of its properties is maintained. 

Reflecting this, Goodman maintains a high occupancy rate of 98% in France and a customer retention rate of over 80% in Continental Europe. The logistics centre in Lomme is owned by Goodman European Partnership (GEP), Goodman’s flagship European real estate investment vehicle.

Across the GEP portfolio, over 800,000 sqm of logistics space is equipped with LED lighting. 

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

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 investment vehicles, including its flagship European managed partnership: Goodman European Partnership (GEP), (recent rebrand of the Goodman European Logistics Fund). Through prudent investment management, quality assets and active property management, the Partnership provides its capital partners with stable income returns derived from investments in logistics assets. 

With total assets under management of €22.4 billion and 427 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 1,100 staff in 16 countries and 32 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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