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ESR Amagasaki Distribution Centre wins Gold MIPIM Asia Award
TOKYO/HONG KONG, 26 January 2021 – ESR Cayman Limited (“ESR” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries as the “Group”; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), the largest APAC focused logistics real estate platform, is delighted to announce that its flagship development in Japan, ESR Amagasaki Distribution Centre (“ESR Amagasaki DC”), has garnered the Gold Award in the category of “Best Infrastructure, Community & Civic Building” at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2020.
This category includes social and economic infrastructure developments and is aimed at recognising exceptional facilities and services which stimulate economic growth and improve quality of life. These include airports, train stations, hospitals, cultural centres, libraries, stadiums, government buildings, logistic centres and others.
“It is a great honour to receive the prestigious Gold Award from MIPIM Asia. It further cements our position not only as APAC’s leading logistics real estate platform, but as a company that consistently leads the industry with the highest standards of quality and innovation,” said Stuart Gibson, Co-founder and Co-CEO of ESR. “Thanks to the professional dedication of our partners and the tireless efforts of our teams in breaking new ground, ESR Amagasaki DC sets a meaningful benchmark for ESR and the industry which will continue to grow in significance in the years to come.”
“Logistics real estate is the backbone infrastructure for the new economy. We built ESR Amagasaki Distribution Centre with a human-centric design concept and an innovative approach to promote the wellbeing of our customers and their workforce, and a vision to provide best-in-class space and solutions to support the growth of the logistics industry while making positive changes to the broader community.”
ESR Amagasaki Distribution Centre – a six-storey, state-of-the-art facility with a GFA of 388,570 sqm – is the largest single-phase, single-asset logistics warehousing project in Japan and APAC. It is a prime infrastructure development strategically located at the centre of the country’s key logistics network, the Greater Osaka Metropolitan area (15km from Osaka CBD) – well-placed to service the Japanese domestic market, with excellent land, water, and air transportation access.
Built in collaboration with Taisei Corporation (Design), Takato Tamagami Architectural Design, Ltd. (Amenity Space Designer), Mio Watanabe Design Office, LLC. (Landscape Designer) and Taisei Joint Venture (Construction), the flagship development epitomises the highest quality specifications as well as the human-centric, green and sustainable designs for which ESR properties are renowned. It has been awarded a CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency) Class A certification and an ABINC (Association for Business Innovation in harmony with Nature and Community) certification.
Since 2007, the internationally acclaimed MIPIM Asia Awards celebrate excellence and innovation among the most outstanding and accomplished real estate projects in APAC.
ESR is the largest APAC focused logistics real estate platform by gross floor area (GFA) and by value of the assets owned directly and by the funds and investment vehicles it manages. Co-founded by its senior management team and Warburg Pincus, ESR and the funds and investment vehicles it manages are backed by some of the world’s preeminent investors including APG, SK Holdings, JD.com, CPP Investments, Oxford Properties and PGGM. The ESR platform spans across the People’s Republic of China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and India. As of 30 June 2020, the fair value of the properties directly held by ESR and the assets under management with respect to the funds and investment vehicles managed by ESR recorded approximately US$26.5 billion, and GFA of properties completed and under development as well as GFA to be built on land held for future development comprised 18.7 million sqm in total. ESR has been listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since 1 November 2019.
For more information on ESR, please visit www.esr.com.
Chang Rui Hua
Group Managing Director
Capital Markets and Investor Relations
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Group Executive Director
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