IDI Gazeley announces completion of new 51,000 SQ M (550,000 SF) national distribution center for Toys“R”Us in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry (South of Paris) France

New state-of-the-art facility will serve as the new national distribution center for Toys“R”Us and supply its entire French department store chain network

PARIS, May 14th 2015, IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties), one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics warehouses and distribution parks, has today announced the completion of a new 51,000 SQ M (550,000 SF) national distribution center and service sector campus at Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry (South of Paris) for Toys“R”Us – the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer.

The brand new facility will serve as the new national distribution center for Toys”R”Us and supply its entire French department store chain network, also meeting the growing needs of its e-commerce operations. The building features an automated conveyor system together with a range of advanced environmentally efficient design features.

The building also includes 3,000 SQ M (32,000 SF) of office space that will serve as the retailer’s head office and host all of its administrative services. Overall, the campus has also been designed with the company’s future expansion requirements in mind and has built-in capacity for 12,000 SQ M (120,000 SF) of additional storage.

Speaking about the announcement, Fabrice Cervoni – Managing Director IDI Gazeley France, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by leading global retailer Toys“R”Us to develop this important new national distribution center campus development which brings together all of their logistics activities and services into one strategic location.

This project further underlines the significant strides we are making in France to build upon our offering and develop our platform in all of the key strategic logistics locations throughout the country.”

Also speaking about the project, IDI Gazeley Europe & China Chief Executive Officer Pat McGillycuddy said: “The completion of this project for Toys“R”Us represents another landmark achievement for our business in France as we continue to expand our operations and provide our growing customer community with the space they need to expand wherever they want to be.

Over the past 12 months in Europe, IDI Gazeley have experienced another strong period of leasing including several high profile build-to-suit projects for some of the world’s best-known and leading retailers.

These are names that include Toys“R”Us, Waitrose, H&M, John Lewis, Costco, L’Oréal and Relay amongst others and provides further evidence that IDI Gazeley represents the first choice for exceptional quality and service when it comes to providing state-of-the-art logistics warehouses and distribution space.”

For more information please contact:

IDI Gazeley France
Press Office
Caroline Ferlande
T: +33 1 44 43 49 52
E: caroline.ferlande@brookfieldlogistics.com

About IDI Gazeley
IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties) is one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics warehouses and distribution parks with 59 million square feet of premier assets under management and additional prime land sites to develop another 55 million square feet of distribution facilities near major markets and transport routes in North America, Europe and China. As part of Brookfield Property Partners, we belong to one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated owners, operators and investors in real estate.

For further information, please visit www.brookfieldlogisticsproperties.com

About Brookfield
Brookfield Property Partners is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies. Our goal is to be the leading global owner, operator and investor in best-in-class commercial property assets. Our diversified portfolio includes interests in over 100 premier office properties and over 150 best-in-class retail malls around the globe. We also hold interests in multifamily, industrial, hotel and triple net lease assets through Brookfield-managed private funds.

For further information, please visit www.brookfieldpropertypartners.com

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