16 January 2019 – Eje Prime
Goodman is boosting its business in Spain. The inmo-logistics giant is entering 2019 with a portfolio for development that spans a surface area of more than 285,000 m2. The company is going to finalise two projects spanning more than 100,000 m2 this year, after increasing its portfolio by 30% in 2018, according to reports from the company.
In the last year, the occupancy rate of Goodman’s assets in Spain was 100%, reaching a total surface area of 106,000 m2. Its most recent completed projects include a turnkey in the Zona Franca of Barcelona and a last mile logistics platform in Madrid.
Both developments had e-commerce companies as the client. Not in vain. E-commerce “consolidated its position as the great ally of the industry by demanding large, high-quality logistics spaces in strategic locations, and with easy access to the major cities”, explained Ignacio García Cuenca, Director General of Goodman in Spain.
Currently, the company is developing four logistics platforms in Cataluña, one of the regions in which it is most active. Specifically, the company is going to build 111,000 m2 in Barcelona.
Moreover, Goodman is going to finalise several projects in 2019 including a 75,000 m2 logistics platform in Alcalá de Henares and a 33,000 m2 asset in León.
In Illescas (Toledo), the new logistics hub of central Spain for the development of large logistics warehouses, the Australian giant is going to start building a facility spanning more than 66,000 m2 this year.
Goodman Group is present in Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil, and has a portfolio of assets under management worth €24.3 billion.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake