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Goodman appoints new Country Manager for The Netherlands

Monday, 27 May 2013

Goodman Group today announced the appointment of Tia van Beek as Country Manager for The Netherlands.

Roger Peters, Regional Director Northern and Eastern Europe, said Tia’s appointment will strengthen the Dutch team.

“Tia will drive our overall strategy with the main objective to expand the Goodman portfolio in key logistics locations such as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Port of Rotterdam, the Venlo region as well as the West-East corridor in the Brabant region.

“As of Q1, 2013 Goodman Netherlands has approx. 400,000 sqm under management, serving a multitude of customers in 12 properties across six regions. Goodman is also expanding its land bank in key locations to develop modern logistics and distribution facilities and increase its market presence in The Netherlands. Recent activities include a 10,000 sqm lease with UPS and a 15,000 sqm lease with Moduslink.

“Tia has extensive expertise in the Dutch property market and I am confident that she will stimulate and enhance our business opportunities together with her team and our customers,” said Roger Peters.

About Tia van Beek

Before joining Goodman Tia was a Director with private equity group, Antea Vastgoed Management. Prior to that, she was Asset Manager at Uni-Invest (currently Merin), where she was responsible for the performance of a portfolio of warehouses and offices in the Rotterdam and Eindhoven area, with a total area of 800,000 sqm. From 2004 to 2008, Tia worked for Shell Real Estate and was involved in acquisitions, dispositions and asset management in the EMEA region. Before joining Shell, she worked with NS Vastgoed, the development department of the Dutch railroad, marketing developments and acquisitions. Tia began her career with DTZ, as a real estate agent.

Tia is a Dutch native and is fluent in English, German and Dutch. She holds a law degree from the University of Leiden and a degree in real estate from NVM SOM.

Goodman is number one European developer

PropertyEU magazine has named Goodman as the number one developer in Europe for the second year in a row. The ranking, which appears in the March edition, is based on completed projects in sqm from 2010 to 2012.

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About Goodman

Goodman is a global 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 business parks, office parks, industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.

Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets, and is working continually to build value in industrial property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.

With total assets under management of €16.5 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Stock 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 970 staff and 35 offices in 17 countries, 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, Sweden and the UK.

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