Goodman is developing a 28,000 sqm logistics property for eBay Enterprise, a subsidiary of eBay Inc., on a recently purchased plot in Star Park Halle, in the Leipzig-Halle region of Germany. Goodman is making a multi-million euro investment into this project scheduled for completion in mid-2015. Upon completion, Goodman will manage over 900,000 sqm of logistics space in Germany for major players in the ecommerce sector.
eBay Enterprise is a leading global supplier of integrated ecommerce solutions for brick and mortar brands and retailers seeking to offer a complete omnichannel shopping experience. The company will use its new facility to expand its service to existing and potential customers, and to complement its existing network.
"Fulfillment remains the linchpin of a successful omnichannel operation and this new facility by Goodman allows us to support our clients" domestic and pan-European fulfillment needs," said Michael Kliger, Vice President International, eBay Enterprise. "We are committed to providing European brands and retailers a localised fulfillment and shipping solution that can offer the scale, reliability, and cost efficiencies they demand for their digital operations on a global level."
The facility benefits from Goodman"s distinctive and extensive experience in designing properties that meet the unique needs associated with ecommerce logistics. The property solution from Goodman offers 26,500 sqm of storage and logistics space, including a flexible mezzanine and strategically designed loading and unloading gates to speed up the handling of goods. An additional 1,500 sqm will be designated for offices and social spaces.
"Ecommerce logistics requires innovative design to help customers efficiently and accurately process, sort and distribute goods," said Jordan Corynen, Goodman Director for Germany. "Goodman is a leader in ecommerce logistics design in Europe and we are distinguished by our property management services, enabling customers to modify and upgrade the property to stay competitive in a fast-moving industry."
JLL advised on the transaction.
Prime logistics location
With the new development in Star Park Halle, Goodman is further reinforcing its presence in the Leipzig-Halle region. The Goodman now manages over 300,000 sqm of modern logistics space in one of Germany"s key logistics locations, representing roughly 10 percent of Goodman"s overall portfolio in Germany.
"We are delighted that eBay Enterprise and Goodman, two companies with great international reputations, haven chosen Halle. The new development is proof of the value Star Park offers as a prime industrial location, particularly for logistics," said Bernd Wiegand, mayor of Halle.
Star Park Halle offers great multimodal connections for short and long distance transport. It is situated directly on the A14 motorway and benefits from excellent railway connections. Furthermore, Leipzig/Halle airport, with two large cargo hubs, is no more than 12 km away.
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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 €18.4 billion and 430 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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About eBay Enterprise
eBay Enterprise is a leading global provider of retail-optimised commerce solutions, including the Magento platform, order management, fulfilment, customer care, and marketing solutions. We enable brands and retailers of all sizes to deliver consistent omnichannel experiences across all retail touch points to attract and engage new customers, convert browsers into loyal buyers, and deliver products with speed and quality. With unrivaled flexibility and control, our clients are armed to accelerate sales growth and win with today"s digitally connected consumer. eBay Enterprise is headquartered in King of Prussia, USA. and has offices in Barcelona, Berlin, London, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shaghai. eBay Enterprise is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company. More information can be found at www.ebayenterprise.com andwww.magento.com.