The Redwood Group

红木集团专注于物流地产投资,在土地开发、仓储物业租赁以及物业管理方面拥有丰富行业知识和经验,在中国、日本和新加坡都拥有专业团队。
公司概况

红木的核心业务是为客户在大都市的目标区域实施物流,仓储和运输地产的一系列解决方案。旨在为亚洲地区乃至全球的多家顶级规模的工业终端用户和物流服务供应商创立高标准的仓储空间。

在工业地产开发的各个方面,红木建立了良好业绩,包括:

  • 选择市场
  • 找寻交易机会
  • 建立交易构架,融资和整体投资
  • 开发与投资管理
  • 租户选择和资产管理
  • 销售执行

红木的创始人Charles de Portes 和 Stuart Gibson在1998年为DHL开发了第一个量身定制的配送中心,由此引领了将国际机构投资者对亚洲地区资产的投资。随即他们又于2002年创立第一支专门投资亚洲物流地产的私募基金。

我们工业地产专业团队敬业奉献,利用其丰富的在地经验以及市场知识,为我们的客户在有战略优势的黄金地段发掘优质机遇。我们的客户主要是在中国和日本运营的国际型企业电商企业,知名品牌零售商,生产制造商,第三方物流公司。

聚焦目标市场
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红木的目标市场是供不应求的A级仓储物业市场。A级仓储物业供应不足使得本地和国际租户对物流空间的需求受到抑制。租户的切实需求,以及物流地产业以第三方物流和电商企业的区域扩张为导向的发展特性,为仓储配送业不断带来新的机遇。

客户对现代化物流设备的特定品质需求以及物流商,零售商,轻工制造商和汽车制造公司对高效流通的要求,是推动红木进行投资的根本驱动力。

电子商务的迅猛发展,第三方物流供应商的供应链的日渐稳固高效,是推动我们扩大开发的主要动力。我们的目标是占据战略要地,为我们在中国和日本的客户提供优质的解决方案。

为满足客户进出口和国内市场配送的需求,我们的开发项目位置靠近近机场,海港以及高速公路网。

管理

红木集团于2006年在亚洲成立,由经验丰富的地产专业人士组成,他们的经验主要在以下领域:

  • 收购
  • 资产管理
  • 开发和二次开发
  • 租赁
  • 尽职调查
  • 融资
  • 基金管理
  • 市场研究
  • 交易架构

凭借几十年的丰富经验,红木的团队已在需求量最大的中国和日本市场为大量的跨国客户投资开发了高品质的配送中心和物流地产。

创办人
高级管理人员
咨询委员会成员
Charles de Portes
Charles de Portes
共同创始人
总裁
投资委员会成员

Charles de Portes

共同创始人
总裁
投资委员会成员


Charles de Portes
  • 19年的经验,其中包含17年物流经验和16年亚洲本土经验
  • 安博公司(现为普洛斯)前日本咨询委员会成员
  • 前共同创始人和安博黑松前联席CEO
  • 前日本普洛斯收购负责人及亚洲资产负责人
  • 前欧洲普洛斯收购及资本负责人;前南欧:西班牙,法国和意大利地区负责人
  • 此前在高盛(白厅),纽约,伦敦和巴黎工作
  • 在欧洲和亚洲的股票和债务资本筹资超过30亿美元
  • 监管价值数十亿美元的收购或开发,在欧亚地区有超过1,000家商业地产开发项目,其中包括单项资产的开发,总体规划园区,单项资产,办公楼,仓储,零售,住宅和不良债权资产组合的收购。
  • 欧洲工商管理学院工商管理硕士
  • 语言:英语,法语和西班牙语
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Stuart Gibson
Stuart Gibson
共同创始人
首席执行官
地区主管 - 日本
投资委员会成员

Stuart Gibson

共同创始人
首席执行官
地区主管 - 日本
投资委员会成员


Stuart Gibson
  • 在亚洲有24年的开发和投资经验(在日本14年的工作经验,且获得永久居住权)
  • 安博公司(现在的普洛斯)日本顾问委员会前主席
  • 前安博日本黑松基金的共同创始人,联席首席执行官
  • 普洛斯日本前总裁
  • 前普洛斯日本,比利时,意大利区域经理
  • 在以下地区,监管价值超过25亿美元的商业开发和投资
  • 斯里兰卡和印度酒店,写字楼和自由贸易区的开发
  • 泰国 建设 - 拥有 - 经营基建项目
  • 澳大利亚布鲁姆凯布尔海滩度假村
  • 澳大利亚墨尔本的CBD写字楼的开发
  • 澳大利亚悉尼市西部开发
  • 英国伦敦西区豪华住宅开发项目
  • 语言:英语和日语
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Hideaki Matsunami
董事总经理 - 日本
投资委员会成员,日本

Hideaki Matsunami

董事总经理 - 日本
投资委员会成员,日本


Hideaki Matsunami
  • 40年的日本房地产经验
  • 在日本三大开发公司之一的Shimizu工作将近30年,在多个关键岗位任职。
  • 在1999年-2011年间,服务于安博和普洛斯,开发业务资深负责人
  • 日本普洛斯创始人之一,并在2000年-2003年间参与并成功的获得了约300万美元的开发项目。
  • 2003年以来,是日本安博的高级代表,负责包括业务开发,租赁,和量身定制的超过110万平方米的物业。
  • 日本持证经纪人,持证一级建筑师
  • 日本东京大学工程学院本科和研究生毕业,曾就读于加拿大曼尼托巴大学。
  • 语言:英语和日语
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Oliver Treneman
董事总经理兼地区主管 - 中国
投资委员会委员,中国

Oliver Treneman

董事总经理兼地区主管 - 中国
投资委员会委员,中国


Oliver Treneman
  • 在中国20年的地产经验
  • 前宇培集团(物流地产公司) –Equity International投资 首席营运官
  • 任前绿洲物业顾问有限公司创办人负责人
  • 前安博中国首席代表,总经理及运营总监
  • 前上海商务园区开发有限公司(合资公司)总经理
  • 斯特奇国王公司中国上海首席代表
  • 语言:英文和中文
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Dr. Michael de Jong-Douglas
董事总经理兼市场研究董事
投资委员会成员

Dr. Michael de Jong-Douglas

董事总经理兼地区主管 - 中国
投资委员会成员


Michael de Jong-Douglas
  • 有16年工业物业的经验,曾在亚洲和欧洲20多个国家主导开发,收购,并管理资产项目。
  • 前欧克斯利房产开发项目总监,泛亚机会基金
  • 丰树物流信托的前副行政总裁(一个数十亿新元新加坡房地产投资信托基金)
  • 普洛斯的前任董事总经理。在他11年的任期中,曾担任多个职位,如多国区域主管,欧洲物业管理和尽职调查欧洲大陆的主管。他还曾在普洛斯驻中国和印度办事处工作过。
  • 曾在荷兰和匈牙利任职研究员和讲师
  • 荷兰乌德勒支大学城市规划和应用地理学博士
  • 在西北大学凯洛格管理学院主管发展计划
  • 皇家学院特许测量师会员(MRICS)
  • 语言:英语和荷兰语
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Matthew Zann
董事经理兼市场调研主管,日本

Matthew Zann

董事经理兼市场调研主管,日本


Matthew Zann
  • 15年商业及工业地产的相关经验,自1997年起,曾分别在澳大利亚和日本开发,收购并管理资产项目。
  • Bear Logi(日本市场知名物流地产咨询公司之一)的前创始人和前责任人。
  • 澳大利亚麦格理嘉民集团在日本地区收购与开发前副总裁,自2007年开始任职期间,他在日本及东北亚地区市场拓展过程中起到重要作用。
  • 在多个物流地产研究出版物上发表文章
  • 澳大利亚新英格兰大学城市规划专业学士学位
  • 日本城市土地学会理事
  • 日本供应链协会的创办成员
  • 语言:英语和日语
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Pierre-Alexandre Humblot

投资管理官


Pierre-Alexandre Humblot
  • 在地产和金融市场方面有十六年以上的经验,曾任职于摩根大通,Prologis,IXIS AEW Europe 和戴德梁行。
  • 曾负责管理两支物流基金,价值大约为5亿美金,用于在多个国家成功收购近120万平米物流地产。
  • 语言:法语、英语、意大利语和西班牙语
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Nobuyuki Kurabayashi
首席运营官-日本
投资委员会成员,日本

Nobuyuki Kurabayashi

首席运营官-日本
投资委员会成员,日本


Nobuyuki Kurabayshi
  • 超过20年证券及投资管理经验
  • 主要寿险外国资产部分前首席投资组合经理
  • 前金融公司企业战略与企业风险管理/合规董事总经理
  • 纽约大学斯特恩商学院工商管理硕士
  • 语言:英语和日语
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Jai Mirpuri
董事总经理,投资
投资委员会成员

Jai Mirpuri

董事总经理,投资
投资委员会成员


Jai Mirpuri
  • 在亚洲和北美有着超过10年的房地产业的经验,包括6年在红木的工作经验
  • 此前曾在新加坡德意志银行,房地产投资银行部,华盛顿特区的第一资本银行,涉及过投资组合管理和产品管理的工作
  • 在孟买的理工学院取得航空航天工程学士和硕士学位
  • 欧洲工商管理学院工商管理硕士,
  • 语言:印地文,英语,日语和普通话会话
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Joseph Lim
首席基金财务总监

Joseph Lim

首席基金财务总监


Joseph Lim
  • 12年审计及商业金融管理经验,5年在普华永道和毕马威会计师事务所的审计经验和5年在私募股权房地产基金的商业经验
  • 前普华永道审计经理和毕马威银行审计,地产基金和私人股权交易的高级审计人
  • ING房地产投资管理公司(现为世邦魏理仕全球投资者)前基金融资副总裁
  • 以第二等荣誉会计学士学位毕业于新加坡南洋理工大学
  • 新加坡注册公共会计师协会注册会计师成员
  • 语言:英语和中国普通话
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Yung Rain Ho
基金经理,日本
投资委员会成员,日本
Bernard Loh
基金经理,日本
投资委员会成员,日本

Bernard Loh

基金经理,日本
投资委员会成员


Bernard Loh
  • 在新加坡和亚太地区超过25年的地产开发和基金管理经验
  • Pramerica公司前董事,负责其名下亚洲两支成功基金的发起和管理,并将总价值30亿美金的资产成功置入亚洲最大的开放式基金
  • 在专注于日本购物商场的亚洲零售业基金任资深基金经理7年
  • 在供职Pramerica的17年生涯之前,曾在DBS和CDL两大地产开发上市公司供职
  • 加拿大西安大略大学MBA
  • 新加坡国立大学地产管理专业学士
  • 语言:英语和中国普通话
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Aileen Teo
中国区基金经理

Aileen Teo

中国区基金经理


Aileen Teo
  • 在基金与投资组合管理方面有十几年的工作经验,其间在Prologis工作七年
  • 近期担任投资组合管理总监,参与Prologis中国物流风险投资II期的开发管理, Prologis中国物流风险投资II期是承诺股权超过十亿美金的合资开发企业。
  • 在Prologis工作期间,她也曾参与Prologis日本基金项目I的管理(之前被称为AMB日本基金项目I), Prologis日本基金是一个稳定的地产基金, 由13位机构投资者共同投资组成。
  • 前腾飞基金管理信托分析师,为腾飞房地产投资信托基金提供支持。其职责包括为REIT准备预算,评估,并分析投资机遇。
  • 在从事基金管理工作之前曾在毕马威和安永会计师事务所担任审计员。所从事过的行业包括地产投资信托和其它以房地产为核心的行业。
  • 南洋理工大学会计学专业本科毕业
  • 特许金融分析师 (美国注册金融分析师)
  • 语言:英语和普通话
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Ku Shin, Ph.D.
Ku Shin, Ph.D.
首席执行官/董事, 红木韩国有限公司
咨询委员会成员

Dr. Ku Shin

首席执行官/董事, 红木韩国有限公司
咨询委员会成员


Dr. Ku Shin

Shin 博士是红木集团咨询委员会成员,专注于韩国国际经济和资本市场。

Shin 博士有着二十年的投资管理经验,目前担任红木集团韩国有限公司的首席执行官兼董事.在此之前,他曾是一个主要国际对冲基金亚太地区的董事和首席投资官。

曾任芝加哥麦斯洛金融公司的董事及执行委员会成员,监管公司在投资管理,银行投资,保险,房地产,和私募股权方面的业务,以及公司的投资事宜。他负责为公司国际业务制定发展策略,管理投资组合与风险,并负责拓展国际业务。

加入芝加哥麦斯洛金融公司之前,Shin博士在Banc One(摩根大通公司)投资咨询集团担任董事总经理兼任全球投资组合经理,直接管理集团价值20亿美元的国际基金,并协助管理2000亿美元的集团基金。并曾任Banc One Capital Markets Group董事(1996-2001),负责亚洲金融市场,资产配置,投资策略,外汇及国家风险管理。

加入Banc One之前,1994年-1996年期间,Shin 博士曾担任沃顿计量经济预测协会(隶属宾夕法尼亚大学的沃顿商学院)亚洲服务项目的总监。还曾是美国兰德公司的经济专家(1988-1992),纽约审计处的资深经济专家(1992-1994),经济优先权委员会的资深会员(1991-1993). Shin 博士曾于1990年以学者的身份访问日本财务省,在1986年至1988年期间,任纽约管理与预算办公厅的经济专家。

Shin 博士的观点经常被华尔街日报,纽约时报和其他金融类期刊引用,他本人也曾参与过路透社,彭博社和日本共同社电视节目以及其他网络电视节目的录制,并以国际经济金融与亚洲市场为主题,撰写了许多专业性论文。

Shin 博士本科毕业于科罗拉多大学-玻尔得。之后取得罗切斯特大学经济分析学理科硕士学位,岭南大学法学院法学士学位, 和兰德政策研究研究生院经济政策分析学博士学位。现持有NYSE/NASD 认证的美国证券经纪人执照(系列7和系列65), 是美国注册证券分析师。目前担任经济优先权委员会顾问,同时是亚洲经济学家协会理事会成员。

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Alejandro Portes, Ph.D.
Alejandro Portes, Ph.D.
咨询委员会成员

Alejandro Portes, Ph.D.

咨询委员会成员


Dr. Alejandro Portes

波茨博士是红木集团咨询委员会的成员,侧重于社会学,人口学,城镇化和欧洲文化领域的知识。

波茨博士的出生地是古巴的哈瓦那,1960年移民至美国。他是一位国际上具影响力的杰出社会学家,目前在普林斯顿大学担任社会学系主任,移民与发展中心的指导师。他也是美国人文与科学院的研究员,以及美国国家科学院院士。

波茨博士以前在约翰•霍普金斯大学任职教授超过15年,在文理学科中被冠以“约翰∙杜威”教授职位的头衔。在此之前还曾于杜克大学和德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校任教职,还曾以客座教授的身份居住在斯坦福大学校园内。1997年,他当选为美国社会学协会会长,任期为1998-1999年。波茨发表了220余篇文章,主题涉及到国家发展,国际移民,城镇化和经济社会学。

波茨博士在意大利热那亚“自拉丁美洲移民至欧洲”的主题会议上,和在西班牙赫罗纳召开的主题为国际移民的第四次西班牙国会上分别发表了重要演说。参与了《国际移民评论》,《美国展望》,《民族和种族研究》 和许多其他杂志期刊的编辑工作。他还是美国国家社会科学研究会国际移民委员会成员,哈佛教育学院监督委员会成员,以及牛津大学移民,政策和社会中心咨询委员会成员。

波茨博士在世界各地的大学院校作专题演讲,这些院校包括巴塞罗那自制大学(西班牙),科英布拉大学(葡萄牙),布宜诺斯艾利斯国际示范和教育系统(阿根廷),热那亚大学(意大利),巴黎大学(法国),牛津大学(英国),哈佛大学(美国)等。

波次博士还曾是芝加哥斯宾塞基金会的董事会成员,理事会成员,以及古巴民主委员会的前会长,该委员会是一个非盈利机构,服务于教育厅,职责是促进与古巴之间的自由贸易与交流,帮助岛国人民顺利向民主主义的过度。

教育背景:
  • 威斯康辛-麦迪逊大学的硕士和博士学位
  • 本科毕业学校:哈瓦那大学,阿根廷天主教大学,克雷顿大学(享有最高荣誉)。
  • 波茨博士在威斯康辛大学,新学院大学,和意大利的热那亚大学均 持有荣誉博士学位。
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Philip H. M. Swire
Philip H. M. Swire
咨询委员会成员

Philip H. M. Swire

咨询委员会成员


Philip H. M. Swire

Philip Swire 是一支独立私募股权基金的资深筹募人及拥有者,在另类投资基金与公司建设方面有23年以上的经验。曾参与70种以上基金的筹募和企业及私人投资项目,包括风险资本基金,不动产基金,生命科学基金,卫生保健基金,收购基金,夹层基金和FOF。其业务网络涵盖了欧亚地区,中东和美国的主要主权财富基金,抚恤基金, 捐款项目,保险公司,FOF,以及家庭办公等领域。

独立创办基金之前,Philip 曾分别在Campbell Lutyens & Co, Bankers Trust Deutsche Bank, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrett 和Hambros Bank任职高层,与来自英国,中东和亚洲地区的投资者共同管理企业赞助基金,在Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette任职期间曾是当时伦敦办公室仅有的三位员工之一。在此之前, Philip 还曾担任Johnson Fry的总经理。Philip已在英国金融管理局登记注册。

Philip Swire 为 Subsea Infrastructure Ltd.的联合创始人和股东,经营用于海水淡化的移动设备和模块化设备。此外,他还涉足Winkball视频网络公司之类的其他项目。

1983-1990期间,Philip Swire担任英国陆军军官,退役时已被授予上尉军衔。曾就读于桑赫斯特皇家军事学院和白金汉郡的斯托学校(Stowe School)。

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Oliver Treneman
咨询委员会成员

Oliver Treneman

咨询委员会成员


Oliver Treneman

Oliver Treneman于2011年起曾担任红木投资咨询(上海)有限公司董事总经理,如今是红木集团咨询委员会成员,专注于中国市场。Oliver目前在迪拜港口世界公司伦敦口岸物流中心任开发总监。

Oliver在中国有超过20年的产业和物流地产经验,过去的十年中,在包括北京、广州和上海等十多个中国城市收购并开发土地。他负责DHL和Daimler Benz在国内的量身定制物流项目。就职红木之前,他曾经在与Equity International合资的公司宇培集团担任首席运营官;在AMB安博置业(2011年合并后现为Prologis)担任中国区负责人,创始和发展AMB在中国的事业。其他主要职位包括上海创业园发展有限公司(合资公司)总经理和上海King Sturge公司的首席代表。

Oliver是一位英国公民,拥有雷丁大学土地管理的硕士学位。曾在北京语言学院和复旦大学学习汉语两年,并且在上海居住了十余年。普通话很流利。

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红木集团高度重视最佳业务标准操作,用基于有效管理的透明平台,为我们的客户和社区充分考虑我们社会责任、环境责任和企业责任。

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在新的开发中,利用绿色设计举措优化潜在的可持续性,对物业定位以最大限度减小对环境造成的不良影响,保障客户和当地社区的长远利益。

所有红木开发的项目都是按 CASBEE评级(日本当地可持续评级)或LEED认证。我们开发的所有的仓库物业,都带有高效节能技术,以减少客户的成本。这些功能包括节能照明,污水管理系统,和大面积的绿地,屋顶的太阳能集热板的发电。

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在物业的开发,建设和营运阶段,可能产生有关人权和工作条件的问题。这可能产生对物业的投资者产生经济上和/或声誉上的风险。

在我们所处的任何业务市场中,我们会与我们的供应商,合作伙伴,以及承包商分享这个社会议题,同时鼓励他们与其供应商,合作伙伴和承包商分享同一议题。我们会审慎选择我们的合作伙伴,并通过不断仔细监测我们的施工过程来降低社会风险。

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公司的有效管理是成功的关键。我们制定了完善的流程,将犯错的风险减到最低,并对我们的有限合伙人始终保持透明和负责的态度,对他们的诚信是我们神圣的义务。我们通过独立第三方进行资金管理和其他可利用的技术手段,将代理人利益冲突和欺诈风险降至最低。

工作在红木
职位 Leasing Director, East China
办公室 The Redwood Group, China
城市 Shanghai
联系我们 hrchina@redwoodgroup.com
职位 Business Development Director
办公室 The Redwood Group, China
城市 Beijing
联系我们 hrchina@redwoodgroup.com

Leasing Director, East China

Shanghai, China

Reporting line: Managing Director, China

Expected onboard date: October 2014

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the BD & Leasing team mainly responsible for leasing Identify, source, evaluate and negotiate new opportunities
  • Conduct leasing plan according to pipeline and meet up with investor’s requirement
  • Follow up the leasing and operation process, drafting, modifying and confirming tenant proposal, lease contract and other relevant documents.
  • Independently conduct client visit, negotiation and sign-up lease contract.
  • Extract information of potential tenants via various methods and sources
  • Appoint and manage real estate brokers.
  • Make sure of smooth tracking and execution of documents and management responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Construction and Asset Management team to fulfill tenant’s requirement
  • Developing long term relationship with customers, brokers, local government, joint venture partner and other owners of land.
  • Carry out any other assignments as directed by the company from time to time.

Requirements:

  • Over 10 years related leasing experience preferably in the real estate development, logistics and/or warehousing/distribution fields
  • Proven record of accomplishment in leasing who has strong existing relationships with potential tenants as well as the brokerage and institutional communities in the assigned region
  • Experience interacting and negotiating at a senior level
  • Good knowledge in office software
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • High degree of character and integrity
  • Willingness to operate in a challenging work environment and sustain a high performance level
  • Good in both spoken and written English and Chinese

Qualified applicants are requested to submit a resumé to hrchina@redwoodgroup.com, referencing the position, "Leasing Director, East China."

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Business Development Director

Beijing, China

Reporting line: Managing Director, China

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the China MD for transactions & business development in Northern China
  • Identify, source, evaluate and negotiate new investment and acquisition opportunities
  • Conduct land and asset acquisitions
  • Develop and maintain key relationship with potential customers, brokers and government authorities essential to business development
  • Coordinate with different function groups for implementation of new projects
  • Prepare the market study materials including the supply and demand analysis
  • Develop regular status reports and actively communicate business development progress with the management
  • Monitor development to ensure delivery is in accordance with criteria stipulated in IC Memoranda
  • Leasing strategy & development
  • Asset management of direct and indirect real estate assets
  • Training and mentorship
  • Build up the team in North China
  • Carry out any other assignments as directed by the company from time to time

Requirements:

  • At least 10 years related business development experience preferably in real estate development preferably in the logistics / warehousing /distribution or industrial sectors
  • Good business sense in industrial development, existing relationships with potential deal sources would be a plus
  • Experience interacting and negotiating at a senior level with business partners, customers, and local government
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • High degree of character and integrity; self-disciplined & self-motivated
  • Willingness to operate in a challenging work environment and sustain a high performance level
  • Good and proven business judgment
  • Good spoken and written English an advantage
  • Good knowledge in office software

Qualified applicants are requested to submit a resumé to hrchina@redwoodgroup.com, referencing the position, "Business Development Director, Beijing."

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The Redwood Group - ESR seals deal for proposed phased development of multibillion US$ logistics park. The 140,000 sqm (1.5 million sq ft) prime development site is near Haneda International Airport, one of Japan’s most prized transport hubs

Tokyo/Shanghai/Singapore, 6 July 2016 – e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”), one of the leading logistics fund developers and managers in Asia, announced that it has purchased two of the most significant land parcels to come to the market in Tokyo Bay. The sites are located in one of the most valuable logistics markets in Tokyo due to its proximity to Central Tokyo, the main Port infrastructure, Haneda International Airport and its position in the densely populated urban continuum between Tokyo and Yokohama. Both sites are currently leased to a credit tenant.

The two prime, undeveloped land parcels have a combined area of 143,839 sqm (43,511 tsubo) and are strategically situated in Higashi Ogijima, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa prefecture.

ESR intends to develop three state-of-the-art eight-storey warehouses in phases with a combined NRA of up to 560,000 sqm. The first land parcel (“Site A”) has a total area of 77,723 sqm (23,511 tsubo) and is currently being used as an open-air storage and parking area for the tenant’s heavy vehicles while the second land parcel (“Site B”) has a total area of 66,116 sqm (20,000 tsubo) and currently houses two warehouses which the tenant uses to store equipment and vehicle parts.

The project is located 15km away from Tokyo CBD, in close proximity to Haneda International Airport (5km), Kawasaki Port container terminal (1km) and Yokohama Port (15km). The Higashi Ogijima Interchange (access point) of the Metropolitan Expressway Bay Route is located only 1.6km from the subject site and provides swift access to the motorway connecting Tokyo, Yokohama and Haneda International Airport.

Ben Duncan, North Asia president of CBRE stated: "This is one of the largest master planned distribution parks in the Tokyo area, and especially given its location, it should have broad appeal for a variety of logistics companies operating here."

Stuart Gibson, Co-Founder of ESR and head of its Japan operations stated: "The Bay Area in Tokyo has always been the highest demand location for largescale modern logistics operators. Currently, facilities in this submarket are running at full occupancy which confirms the strong fundamentals in the Japanese logistics market. We feel excited that the resulting development will arguably surpass most any comparable scheme developed over the last 10 years in the Tokyo Bay area as it will offer leading tenants in the e-commerce, retail and 3rd-party logistics space an unmatched combination of functionality, expansion flexibility and unique locational attributes."

About e-Shang Redwood

e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”) brings together two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia and represents one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in the region with over 3.5 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan and South Korea, and capital and funds management offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Founded in 2006 and 2011, respectively, Redwood and e-Shang merged in 2016 to form ESR and are backed by some of the worlds’ preeminent investors including APG, Warburg Pincus, Equity International, PGGM, CPPIB, PAG, Morgan Stanley, CBRE and Goldman Sachs. Today, ESR has one of the largest development pipelines in Asia focused on the key metropolitan areas most closely tied with consumption and globalization of trade. ESR is also the largest third-party landlord for the leading e-commerce companies in China, as well as for cold-chain logistics.

Contacts:

ESR Japan Leasing
Kazuhiko Watanabe kwatanabe@redwoodgroup.com

ESR Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

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Ping An Real Estate commits over USD 300 million to ESR for co-investment in Japan logistics development projects

Tokyo/Shanghai/Hong Kong/Singapore, 4 July 2016 – e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”), one of the leading logistics developers and fund managers in Asia, announced that Ping An Real Estate (“PARE”) has committed over USD300 million to a programmatic co-investment JV with ESR.

The Ping An Real Estate JV will allow PARE to co-invest up to 50% in logistics development projects from ESR’s Japan pipeline currently estimated to totalling well over USD 1 billion worth of construction starts within the next 12-18 months. PARE has already committed to 4 co-investments with ESR located in Tokyo and Nagoya.

By partnering with ESR, PARE is pursuing the significant value creation opportunities afforded by development of state-of-the-art logistics facilities today in Japan. The main Japanese logistics markets of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are currently experiencing low single-digit vacancy levels and are poised to experience significant growth to meet the demand for high throughput facilities from 3rd-party logistics providers and e-commerce companies.

Charles de Portes, President of ESR stated: “We are honoured by PARE’s commitment to ESR and proud to add Ping An Real Estate to our strategic investor relationships. Recent structural changes to the retail and logistics industries globally and within Asia have arguably put logistics real estate on a secular growth trend. Continued demand coupled with constrained supply of modern stock in Japan are predicted to lead to enduring returns for PARE and others invested in the product in the country’s largest metropolitan areas witnessing both urbanization and globalization of trade.”

Pierre-Alexandre Humblot, ESR Capital Officer added: “Logistics is a stable real estate asset class offering institutional investors predictability and resilience of cash flow. The timing is particularly auspicious for those forward-looking investors wanting to achieve lasting exposure and access to the asset class.”

About e-Shang Redwood

e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”) brings together two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia and represents one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in the region with over 3.5 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan and South Korea, and capital and funds management offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Founded in 2006 and 2011, respectively, Redwood and e-Shang merged in 2016 to form ESR and are backed by some of the worlds’ preeminent investors including APG, Warburg Pincus, Equity International, PGGM, CPPIB, PAG, Morgan Stanley, CBRE and Goldman Sachs. Today, ESR has one of the largest development pipelines in Asia focused on the key metropolitan areas most closely tied with consumption and globalization of trade. ESR is also the largest third-party landlord for the leading e-commerce companies in China, as well as for cold-chain logistics.

About Ping An Real Estate

PARE is the real estate investment and asset management platform of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Limited (“Ping An Group”), a Fortune Global 100 enterprise. PARE primarily focuses on investing in the development of commercials, logistics, mixed-use projects, senior housing as well as strategic and outbound investments.

Contacts:

ESR Investor Relations
Pierre-Alexandre Humblot phumblot@redwoodgroup.com

ESR Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

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Redwood Announces Completion of Chibakita Distribution Center & New Leases Totalling 75,000 sqm in Japan.

Tokyo, 28 March 2016 — Redwood (an “ESR” company), the Asia-based logistics fund manager announces the successful completion of its Chibakita Distribution Center (“Chibakita DC”), a four-storey build-to-suit facility, 100% leased to DAIWA Co. Ltd. commencing August 2016. In addition, a new 5-year lease agreement has been signed with ASAHI LOGI LTD. for unit B of its three-storey Kawagoe Distribution Center (“Kawagoe DC”) commencing May 2016. Active negotiations are ongoing to lease unit A. The new lease agreements total approximately 75,000 square meters (“sqm”) (807,300 square feet) and are both first-time customers of ESR in Japan.

The Chibakita DC with a gross floor area of 39,600 square meters (“sqm”), is strategically located in Chiba Prefecture is one of the most important distribution regions in Greater Tokyo. The area is known for its industrial concentration and offers opportunities to meet rising demand for domestic distribution from both retail and e-commerce customers.

The Kawagoe DC with a gross floor area in unit A: 16,600 square meters (“sqm”) and unit B: 36,000 square meters (“sqm”), is situated in an inland logistics hub located in south-central Saitama Prefecture and has good access to central Tokyo as well as the Saitama City and Prefectural consumer areas. Ken-O expressway connects this location to 5 major expressways allowing broader distribution to Greater Tokyo.

Hideaki Matsunami, Managing Director of Redwood Japan, said: “Demand for modern logistics facilities from third-party logistics (“3PL”) providers and wholesale distributors catering to domestic consumption remains strong in Japan. We are delighted to establish a new relationship with these customers and look forward to supporting their continued growth.”

About e-Shang Redwood

e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”) brings together two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia and represents one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in the region with over 3.5 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan and South Korea, and capital and funds management offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Founded in 2006 and 2011, respectively, Redwood and e-Shang merged in 2016 to form ESR and are backed by some of the worlds’ preeminent investors including APG, Warburg Pincus, Equity International, PGGM, CPPIB, PAG, Morgan Stanley, CBRE and Goldman Sachs. Today, ESR has one of the largest development pipelines in Asia focused on the key metropolitan areas most closely tied with consumption and globalization of trade. ESR is also the largest third-party landlord for the leading e-commerce companies in China, as well as for cold-chain logistics.

Contacts:

ESR Investor Relations
Pierre-Alexandre Humblot phumblot@redwoodgroup.com

ESR Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

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PGGM invests further USD160M into Redwood China Logistics Fund.

Singapore/Zeist, 1 February 2016 — e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”), the Asia-based logistics fund manager announced it has closed a further USD160M from PGGM into the Redwood China Logistics Fund.

After this closing, PGGM has committed a total of USD430 million to Redwood’s China logistics real estate fund (“RCLF”). This latest round marks the third equity commitment by PGGM.

The fund set up in 2012 develops prime distribution and logistics real estate facilities in selected high growth markets in China. The fundamentals of the Chinese logistics sector remain compelling with significant undersupply and pent-up demand for modern and efficient logistics facilities, driven by on-going urbanisation, rising domestic consumption and the growth of the Chinese e-commerce market.

Charles de Portes and Michael de Jong-Douglas, President of ESR and Managing Director, respectively, issued a joint statement: “We are delighted to further build on our well-established relationship with PGGM, one of the world’s leading pension fund managers. Capturing the strong momentum of logistics real estate growth in China, PGGM’s increasing investments with us in the region since 2012 have proven timely for long-term value creation. PGGM continues to be a key investment partner and now holds over USD600 million of equity commitments with ESR across China and Japan.”

Thijs Schoenaker, senior investment manager with PGGM Private Real Estate, added: “PGGM is a long term investor with patient capital and has been a seed investor with Redwood in their first investments in China logistics property since 2012. Over the past years they have built up a sustainable and high quality portfolio and platform in China. The merger with e-Shang will further strengthen the platform and add value for their customers in Asia. As a result, PGGM is keen to continue to invest with ESR – as one of our strategic operating partners in Asia.”

About e-Shang Redwood

e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”) brings together two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia and represents one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in the region with over 3.5 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan and South Korea, and capital and funds management offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Founded in 2006 and 2011, respectively, Redwood and e-Shang merged in 2016 to form ESR and are backed by some of the worlds’ preeminent investors including APG, Warburg Pincus, Equity International, PGGM, CPPIB, PAG, Morgan Stanley, CBRE and Goldman Sachs. Today, ESR has one of the largest development pipelines in Asia focused on the key metropolitan areas most closely tied with consumption and globalization of trade. ESR is also the largest third-party landlord for the leading e-commerce companies in China, as well as for cold-chain logistics.

About PGGM

PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On December 31, 2015, PGGM had EUR 183.3 billion in assets under management. The PGGM cooperative has approximately 700,000 members and is helping them to realize a valuable future. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops future solutions by linking together pension, care, housing and work. www.pggm.nl

Contacts:

ESR Investor Relations
Pierre-Alexandre Humblot phumblot@redwoodgroup.com

ESR Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

PGGM Corporate Communication:
Maurice Wilbrink maurice.wilbrink@pggm.nl

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e-Shang and the Redwood Group Announce Strategic Merger --Creates Foremost Pure-play Pan-Asia Logistics Real Estate Platform

Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, 22 January 2016 — Two of the leading developers, owners and operators of logistics real estate in Asia, e-Shang Cayman Ltd (“e-Shang”) and the Redwood Group Asia, Pte. Ltd. (“Redwood”), announced today that the two companies have completed an all-stock merger.

Upon completion of the merger, the combined group will be renamed e-Shang Redwood (“ESR”) and will represent one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in Asia with over 3.5 million square meters of projects owned and under development across China, Japan and South Korea, and capital and funds management offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

On a combined basis, ESR will also immediately have (i) one of the largest development pipelines in each of its markets of operation (totaling approximately 8 million square meters), (ii) leading MNC tenants including Amazon, JD.com, 1haodian, H&M, Carrefour, DB Schenker, Daimler, Askul, and others and (iii) a well-diversified, blue-chip institutional capital partner base including but not limited to APG, PGGM, CPPIB, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

e-Shang, founded in 2011 by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus and two highly successful Chinese real estate entrepreneurs, develops institutional-quality warehouses in China and South Korea. Since its inception, e-Shang has grown rapidly and currently has over 2 million square meters of modern logistics warehouses in operation and under development that cater to third-party logistics providers, retailers and e-commerce companies in China. Today, e-Shang is the largest third-party landlord for the leading e-commerce companies as well as for cold-chain logistics, and it has emerged as one of the top owners of modern warehouses across China.

To fund its growth, e-Shang has previously raised capital from its co-founder Warburg Pincus and other world-class investors including Goldman Sachs, APG and CPPIB. In 2014, e-Shang entered the South Korean market, partnering with two experienced local entrepreneurs to build out Kendall Square Logistics Properties and currently has over 600,000 square meters of projects under development and a pipeline of over 1.0 million square meters. In November, e-Shang announced the creation of a US$500 million joint venture with APG and CPPIB to build out its large pipeline in the Korean market.

Founded in 2006 by Stuart Gibson and Charles de Portes, Redwood is a specialized logistics real estate firm with recognized knowledge and experience that includes in-house development, leasing and asset management with 1.2 million square meters in operation and under development and a large pipeline in the most prime locations across China and Japan.

Redwood’s founders are considered pioneers in the development of institutional-quality warehouses in Asia, having founded both Prologis and AMB platforms in Japan in 1999 and 2003,respectively, and have executed more than US$4 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 1990s. With acceleration of the growth in Redwood’s business, the founders took on Equity International (”EI) as a strategic partner in 2013. EI is a leading emerging markets real estate fund chaired and sponsored by Sam Zell. Redwood also secured other large fund and project-level investment partners including PGGM, Morgan Stanley, PAG and CBRE.

Jeffrey Shen, co-founder and CEO of e-Shang, and Stuart Gibson, co-founder and CEO of Redwood, will serve as co-CEOs of the combined company. In addition to the co-CEOs, Sun Dongping (co-founder and Chairman of e-Shang) and Charles de Portes (co-founder of Redwood who will serve as President of ESR) will comprise a 4-member executive committee that will focus on developing ESR’s large pipeline and business initiatives across Asia while continuing to grow its broader team and global capital relationships. The respective best-in-class senior management teams in each country will remain in place to execute the day-to-day operations from offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Singapore.

Mr. Shen commented: “The long-term demand for modern warehousing is significant and our vision is to be a “client-first” platform with the goal of identifying and delivering integrated logistics warehousing solutions across Asia Pacific for our clients. The partnership with Redwood will add significant AUM, pipeline and equity relations as well as management and operational expertise to the team and I look forward to working closely with the Redwood founders to take the merged company to the next level as the leading real estate logistics player in the region.”

Mr. Sun added: “Both e-Shang and Redwood have built best-in-class platforms in their respective markets and we believe strongly in the potential for the combined company. I would like to personally welcome Stuart, Charles and the larger Redwood family.”

Upon completion of the merger, e-Shang and Redwood will have complementary and differentiated geographic footprints to cater to the needs of leading e-commerce players, modern retailers and third-party logistics players in China, Japan and South Korea. The merger will provide enhanced operational capabilities and business relationships resulting in better service and added value to clients and investors.

Mr. Gibson and Mr. de Portes made a joint statement: “We are excited to partner with the teams at e-Shang, securing a market-leading position from which to offer our clients high quality service across Asia and a strong platform for future growth.”

Jeffrey Perlman, Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, added: “We continue to strive to build the preeminent logistics platform in Asia and the merger will yield significant benefits for the combined group with enhanced integrated capabilities, deeper capital relationships and greater scale in advance of a targeted IPO.”

The rapid growth in e-commerce, greater supply chain efficiencies and consolidation by third-party logistics providers are the major drivers for the growing demand of modern logistics real estate players such as e-Shang and Redwood. The industry estimates that the online retailing sector alone will grow at a CAGR of 31% from 2015 to 2018 in China, 11.3% for Japan and 9.2% in South Korea.

About e-Shang

e-Shang, headquartered in Shanghai, China, is a fully integrated development and investment management business with expertise in a wide real estate spectrum in Asia. e-Shang was co-founded by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus and two Chinese entrepreneurs in 2011, and was invested by the Dutch pension fund asset manager APG Asset Management N.V. in May 2014. Since inception, e-Shang has grown rapidly and currently has 20 e-commerce, retail, cold distribution centers and projects totaling over 2.3 million square meters in operation and under development in China and South Korea. For more information on e-Shang, please visit en.e-shang.com.cn/

About The Redwood Group

Redwood, founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its preeminent global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com

Media Contacts:
e-Shang
Anyi Wang anyiwang@e-shang.com.cn

Redwood:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

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Redwood Commences One of the Largest Solar Rooftop Energy Programs in Japan Along with China Expansion

Tokyo 3 November, 2015 -In-line with its commitment to environmentally sustainable development and operations, the Redwood Group announced its latest solar power generation initiatives in Japan and China.

In Japan, Redwood commenced operation and new build of three large-scale distribution center rooftop solar power plants as part of one of Japan's largest new solar rooftop initiatives, with over a dozen Redwood large-scale solar projects in progress. The initial three plants' combined output is 4 megawatts. By way of comparison, one megawatt (“MW”) alone is commonly considered enough to power between 750-1000 homes. The three initial plants are distributed around the greater Tokyo region at the Redwood Distribution Centers of Namamugi, Yokohama (1MW); Kawagoe, Saitama (1.5MW) and Sakura, Chiba (1.5MW). Under the Redwood Renewables program, the solar energy generated will be sold to the Tokyo Electric Power Company at a fixed rate for a 20 year period.

For the initial three projects, Redwood has partnered with two of Japan's leading solar service providers, Kyocera Solar Corporation (at Namamugi and Sakura) and Chuo Densetsu Co. Ltd. (at Kawagoe), to install and maintain the systems. The solar panels were provided by two of the largest solar panel manufacturers globally, Japan-based Kyocera and China-based Trina. The Namamugi plant has become fully operational as of October 2015, with Sakura and Kawagoe locations following in November and January thereafter, respectively.

"Redwood prides itself on its commitment to sustainability," said Stuart Gibson, CEO of the Redwood Group. “As well as creating revenue streams from otherwise underutilized areas and in-line with incorporating sustainable practices into the industrial facilities we develop, the solar panels generate clean energy, reduce environmental impact, energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions. These three facilities are the initial projects of a significant pipeline of rooftop solar plants. At the same time, we also continue to explore other environmental initiatives for our buildings beyond solar, incorporating high CASBEE standards.” CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency) is the green building management system in Japan.

Bryan Gould, head of Redwood Renewables initiative added: “We are very excited to install these solar energy plants on our new distribution centers in Yokohama, Saitama and Chiba. Each solar plant produces clean energy at a fraction of retail energy prices. With these newest installations, one achieves the goal of grid parity and a union of commercial and long-term environmental sustainability interests, a priority for Japan and increasingly worldwide.”

In China, at the Redwood Beijing Distribution Center, UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions, was selected to supply Redwood with a state-of-the-art solar energy system. Construction of the system is now complete as of fall 2015. The 248 KW on-site solar energy system will significantly reduce energy costs, operating expenses, and carbon footprint. Colin Clark, Construction Director of the Redwood Group, China comments: "The Beijing project is the first of many for Redwood nationally, solidifying our pioneering commitment to sustainable logistics buildings in China as elsewhere in Asia.”

In recent years Redwood and PGGM (based in the Netherlands, PGGM is one of the world’s largest private investors in real estate) have developed a successful investment partnership. This ambitious solar energy program of Redwood contributes to PGGM’s policy to improve the sustainability performance of its Private Real Estate Fund. Thijs Schoenaker, Senior Investment Manager of PGGM Private Real Estate, comments: "Sustainability is key to PGGM’s activities as a long-term investor. Our ambition is to reduce the carbon footprint of our clients’ portfolios and increase sustainable investments in the coming years. Over the past years we have actively held discussions with our strategic partner, Redwood, about its sustainability plans. These initiatives fit very well into the roadmap to build a best-in class and sustainable logistics property portfolio in Asia for the long-term.”

About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 4 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International at www.equityinternational.com

### Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Pierre Alexandre Humblot phumblot@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Leasing Enquiries, China:
Bill Chen bchen@redwoodgroup.com

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Redwood向中国领先工业厂商提供44,517平米(479,177平方英尺)物业出租

2015年10月1日,上海 - The Redwood Group(下简称“Redwood”)亚洲领先的物流基金管理机构;开发商;Equity International的亚洲物流合作伙伴—Redwood今日宣布:Redwood与金红叶集团(下简称“GHY”)签署租赁协议,将前者新近完工的红木昆山配送中心一号的44,517平米仓储面积出租给金红叶集团。该协议租赁面积占昆山配送中心项目总租赁面积的72%。

该租赁协议是金红叶集团与Redwood在中国的第一次合作。1996年成立的金红叶集团是领先的纸巾类产品制造商,旗下知名产品有:唯洁雅,微风以及真真,总部设在苏州。公司员工13000人,其运营,供应链以及制造设施网络遍布中国。金红叶集团的总部是位于印度尼西亚雅加达Asia Pulp & Paper,全球最大的纸浆及纸业制造公司之一

红木昆山配送中心一号位于昆山高新技术开发区,总面积61,851平米,共两层。距离上海50公里,距离苏州37公里,距离虹桥机场45公里;京沪高铁,沪宁高速以及312国道交汇于此,交通极为便利。该中心的环保等级为LEED银级,这也是Redwood在中国所有开发物业的LEED标准要求。

Redwood中国董事总经理Michael de Jong-Douglas和华东区租赁总监陈威发布了联合声明“我们非常高兴能和金红叶集团结成合作伙伴关系,并且期待着为他们在中国拓展业务提供更多的支持”。

Thijs Schoenaker, PGGM资深投资经理发表评论: 这几年来,Redwood一直是PGGM的重要合作伙伴,PGGM很高兴能与金红叶这样的知名公司签署协议。这再次证明了Redwood高水准的选址和开发能力。

About The Redwood Group

Redwood于2006年8月成立,由新加坡、日本及中国的资深职业经理人领导,和全球知名机构投资者一起,在亚洲最大的都市圈区域,最发达和发展最快的城市群中,从事物流地产的投资,开发和运营管理。

Redwood的高层管理人员,均是亚洲进行物流事业体开创领军人物。从90年代后期开始,在亚洲执行了超过40亿美金的物流地产开发,全球开发&收购面积超过500万平米,并为亚洲及全球大型终端用户和物流供应商提供高质量的仓储空间。Redwood是Equity International(下简称”EI”)的战略合作伙伴, EI是由Sam Zell先生开创和引领的国际投资公司。

Redwood更多信息,请访问: www.redwoodgroup.com
Equity International更多信息,请访问: www.equityinternational.com

### Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Pierre Alexandre Humblot phumblot@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Leasing Enquiries, China:
Bill Chen bchen@redwoodgroup.com

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The Redwood Group Announces Two of the Largest Private Logistics Real Estate Developments in Japan, Combined Investment Value over US$1 billion

Tokyo, 25 March 2015 - The Redwood Group (“Redwood”), continued its rapid pace of expansion in the Japanese logistics real estate market with the announcement today of the closing and commencement of two new prime developments in greater Osaka, with a combined estimated completion value of over 120 billion Japanese Yen (over US$ 1 billion).

The two new distribution centers (DC), Redwood Nanko DC and Higashi Osaka DC, are strategically located in the bay area of Nanko Naka and inland at Fujiidera respectively, providing customers with excellent coverage to the greater Osaka market.

Given the scale of the projects, Redwood is proud to partner with financial powerhouses Diamond Realty Management (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Shinsei Bank as primary lenders.

The planned Redwood Nanko DC, will represent circa 250,000 m2 of Gross Floor Area (GFA) making it one of the largest logistics real estate developments in Japan. Strategically located at the port of Osaka just 15-minutes drive from Osaka CBD and 40-minutes from Kansai International Airport, the two double-ramped distribution centers at Nanko are targeted for delivery in 2016 and 2018. Redwood Higashi Osaka DC is designed as a 5-storey warehouse with a total GFA of over 150,000 m2. Construction is to commence October 2015 and completion by end of 2016. Its location at the confluence of the Meihan, Kinki and Hanshin highways provides excellent access to each of Osaka CBD, neighboring Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and beyond to Nagoya.

As with all Redwood Japan projects, the construction design of both is set to best international practices, including highly efficient movement of goods with access for vehicles to each floor and a prioritization of safety and sustainability. The developments will feature seismic resistant structures to the newest standards and back-up generators to ensure safety and security while providing business continuity to customers at all times. With the environment as a priority, the facilities are to include water saving devices, energy efficient lighting and the installation of three of the larger rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Japan yielding a combined generation capacity up to a full 8 megawatts of clean energy for use in the metro area.

The Redwood senior management for over 15 years has been building prime distribution centers in Osaka, second only to Tokyo as the largest logistics market in Japan. With a population of circa 24 million and known as a major global manufacturing center of the electronic, machinery, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, greater Osaka has an estimated annual GDP of US$800 billion in one metropolitan area and has for centuries played a pivotal role both in Japan’s import/export and domestic distribution of goods.

Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson (President and CEO respectively), made this joint comment: "We are thrilled to announce these developments in Kansai of significant scale. Each is carefully located and designed to service with efficiency, safety and environmental sensitivity the logistics needs of our domestic and international clients.”

Japan Managing Director, Hideaki Matsunami and Business Development Director, Atsushi Maeda added: “Underlining the strong demand in the region, the vacancy rate for industrial and logistics properties in the Greater Osaka region is at an all-time low of 0.4% compared to Greater Tokyo of 3.8%, making it difficult for firms to find enough quality space to meet their needs. Given the high visibility of both projects coupled with shortage of supply, we are honored that prospective tenants have been proactively contacting us about both locations.”

Redwood also commenced construction on its Chibakita DC, strategically located in Chiba Prefecture, one of the most important distribution regions in Greater Tokyo. The area is known for its industrial concentration and offers opportunities to meet rising demand for domestic distribution from both retail and e-commerce customers. The development project will have a gross floor area of 36,944 m2 built on a land site of 18,622 m2. The 4-storey build-to-suit facility for DAIWA Co. Ltd. is scheduled to be completed end March 2016.

About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 4 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International at www.equityinternational.com

About PGGM

PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On June 1, 2014 PGGM has EUR 167 billion in assets under management. The PGGM cooperative has approximately 670,000 members and is helping them to realize a valuable future. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops innovative future provisions by linking together pension, care, housing and work. www.pggm.nl

### Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

PGGM Corporate Communication:
Maurice Wilbrink maurice.wilbrink@pggm.nl
Kunieke Luth kunieke.luth@pggm.nl

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PGGM Invests further circa $100M alongside Redwood into Japan Logistics Real Estate.

Singapore/Zeist, 4th August 2014 - The Redwood Group, the Singapore-based logistics fund manager and Asia logistics partner of Equity International has closed a further $100M (JPY equivalent) from PGGM into Redwood’s logistics real estate strategy in Japan.

This closing follows after PGGM’s additional capital commitment of US$144M on behalf of its PGGM Private Real Estate Fund last month into Redwood’s China Logistics Fund. The circa US$100M of additional capital commitment will be coinvested with Redwood’s Japan Logistics Fund into two centrally located Tokyo logistics projects slated for completion in 2015 and 2016. This brings PGGM’s capital commitment with Redwood Japan Logistics real estate to over US$230M.

Stuart Gibson and Hideaki Matsunami, CEO and Managing Director of Redwood Japan, respectively, issued a joint statement: "PGGM is a preeminent global real estate investor and we are delighted to build on our strong relationship with them, following on their increased commitments alongside us into China earlier this summer.” They continued, “Customer demand in Japan for efficient, sustainable and safe logistics facilities is the greatest we have seen since each of us commenced operations in the Japan logistics real estate market in 1999. This compounded by the limited supply of the last years during and post the crisis has led to record high occupancy in the sector. We look forward to working with PGGM to further develop our Japan platform.”

Ping Ip, Investment Manager for Japan with PGGM stated: “This investment fits well into the PGGM Private Real Estate Fund with its long term investment policy. We are pleased to continue to partner with the experienced and decisive manager, The Redwood Group, whose team has executed some of the highest quality distribution and logistics real estate developments and investments in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. PGGM is also pleased with Equity International’s selection of Redwood as best in class and for strategic partnership.”

About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 4 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

About PGGM

PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On June 1, 2014 PGGM has EUR 167 billion in assets under management. The PGGM cooperative has approximately 670,000 members and is helping them to realize a valuable future. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops innovative future provisions by linking together pension, care, housing and work. www.pggm.nl

### Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com

PGGM Corporate Communication:
Maurice Wilbrink maurice.wilbrink@pggm.nl
Kunieke Luth kunieke.luth@pggm.nl

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PGGM Invests further $144M alongside Redwood into China Logistics Real Estate


Singapore/Zeist, 14th July 2014 - The Redwood Group, the Singapore-based logistics fund manager and Asia logistics partner of Equity International has closed a further $144M from PGGM into Redwood’s logistics real estate strategy in the PRC.

The vehicle has secured $280 million in commitments following the decision by PGGM to commit an additional $144 million on behalf of its PGGM Private Real Estate Fund.

The focus of the fund is to invest in distribution and logistics real estate facilities in selected high growth markets in China. Investments will be driven primarily by customer demand and need for modern facilities delivering the quality specifications of efficiency and high through-put demanded by today’s leading logistics, retail, manufacturing and e-commerce firms operating in China.

Charles de Portes and Oliver Treneman, President of Redwood Asia and Managing Director of China, respectively, issued a joint statement: “We are pleased to further strengthen our well- established relationship with PGGM, a strong and experienced investor in the China commercial real estate market."

Thijs Schoenaker, Senior Investment Manager with PGGM, commented: “This additional commitment fits to PGGM’s policy to invest more capital with a limited number of strategic partners including Redwood. As a result, we are able to get access to high quality and sustainable investments, reduce costs and increase control over our investments across our global private real estate portfolio."


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Redwood Inks Morgan Stanley AIP co-investment in China


Source: PERE Daily Digest – January 13, 2014
(by Michelle Phillips)

The Redwood Group, the Singapore-based logistics fund manager, has inked a built-to-suit development deal with Morgan Stanley Alternate Investment Partners (AIP) Real Estate, the multi-manager platform of Morgan Stanley, as a co-investor. The deal represents Morgan Stanley AIP's first deal with Redwood in China.

The financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but PERE understands the total deal size to be between $50 million and $100 million, including debt. Redwood will act as the operating partner, and is building the 388,000 square foot facility for Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Morgan Stanley has come in as a financial partner.

Construction for the first phase of development started last April, with completion expected by mid-2014. Daimler will also have the option of expanding with a second, 140,000 square foot warehouse later on, according to a Redwood statement.

This development represents Redwood's fifth investment in China, and means that Redwood has now fully committed all of the €95 million it raised in a first closing for its China fund. Redwood held that first close in June 2012, with a large commitment coming from Dutch pension fund PGGM. A second close on this fund is expected sometime in the first half of 2014 and Redwood is targeting approximately $400 million for the fund overall. The firm is also in the midst of raising a fund for Japanese logistics real estate.

The deal also represents one of Morgan Stanley AIP's first co-investment deals in Asia. At the end of 2012 the firm's co-head of real estate Paul Vosper said he saw particular opportunities in co-investments, but was willing to undertake such investments primarily in the US and the UK. In May, however, AIP hired Jon Sandstrom to head its Asian real estate team which enabled to platform's focus to expand.

Morgan Stanley AIP and Redwood declined to comment further than the statement.

Morgan Stanley AIP, currently manages $17 billion assets asset classes. It most recently launched a secondaries fund, the AIP Phoenix Global Real Estate Secondaries Fund II 2013, for which it has raised $48 million toward its $500 million goal so far, according to PERE's Research and Analytics division.


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Redwood Group 与 Daimler 签署长期租赁合同


2013 年 12 月 30 日上海,Redwood Group (Redwood)宣布:与 Daimler 就广州 Daimler 量身 定制项目与其签订 10 年长期租约

戴姆勒东北亚零部件贸易服务有限公司与 Redwood 在中国签署的量身定制协议,是双方在中国 的第一次合作。项目位于广州从化市太平镇从化经济技术开发区。距离广州白云机场(中国最大 机场之一)18 公里。项目土地面积 10 公顷(100,000 平米),第一期开发规划建筑面积 35,955 平米。双方约定开工时间为 2013 年 4 月,预计完工时间 2014 年年中。项目至 105 国 道,揭惠高速,从化-增城高速及东莞-深圳高速路通达便利,方便连接广州 CBD,东莞及深圳

该高水准单层仓储物业一期可建土地面积为 34,998 平米, 宽阔停车空间设置 27 个卡车停车位 和一个面积充足的卡车围场。该物业的设计可满足戴姆勒在广州的长期运营需求,并依照欧洲最 先进的标准化仓库标准建造。基地为戴姆勒日后扩展预留了约 13,000 平米的第二期仓库开发空 间

Charles de Portes 先生(Redwood 全球总裁)和 Oliver Treneman 先生(Redwood 中国区 董事总经理)发表联合声明:“我们非常高兴和戴姆勒这一世界知名的汽车生产商签订合约。配 备了最先进的结构设计和安全有效理念,这个大型租赁设施的签约说明了该区位优越的现代物流 设施的强劲需求,国内外客户对其充满信心。.我们同样感到兴奋的是,项目在未来几年内会贡献 于活跃的广州经济。广州是中国乃至最大,发展最快的大都会经济圈和贸易中心之一"

项目将服务于广州戴姆勒主要零配件分配中心,其在珠江三角洲的主要汽车制造基地,珠江三角 洲是中国领先的商业和制造业中心。广州,广东省省会,位于珠江江畔,香港西北约 120 公里, 是中国重要的交通枢纽,贸易港以及中国华南地区最大城市。根据 2010 年的普查,城市人口 1 千 2 百万。珠三角都市群以及周边地级城市人口总和约 4 千万。

Redwood 由 Charles de Portes 和 Stuart Gibson 于 2006 年 8 月成立,政府投资人和管理 者,特别是。由新加坡、日本及中国的资深在地经理人领导,和全球知名机构投资者一起,在亚 洲最大的都市圈区域,最发达和发展最快的城市群中,从事物流地产的投资,开发和运营管理。 Redwood的高层管理人员,均是亚洲进行物流事业体开创领军人物。从90年代后期开始,在亚 洲执行了超过30亿美金的物流地产开发,全球开发&收购面积超过500万平米,并为亚洲及全球 大型终端用户和物流供应商提供高质量的仓储空间。Redwood是Equity International(下简 称”EI”)的战略合作伙伴, EI是由Sam Zell先生开创和引领的国际投资公司。


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

Contacts:
Redwood Japan Leasing:
Hideaki Matsunami hmatsunami@redwoodgroup.com
Or Atsushi Maeda amaeda@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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The Redwood Group Completes Acquisition of Prime Development Site at Narita International Airport, Japan


Tokyo, 6th December 2013 - The Redwood Group (Redwood) announced that it has acquired land for development in a prime distribution location next to Narita International Airport with significant pre-leasing interest already in place.

The site is strategically located in Chiba prefecture, at the site of Narita International Airport, the main international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area. Redwood is already in negotiations with several tenants for pre-leasing and intends to commence construction shortly, with targeted completion in Q2, 2015.

The project will entail the construction of a 4-storey, next-generation, environmentally-friendly distribution and logistics facility with a total (lettable) area of over 18,000 m2. The development will employ advanced features such as back-up power supply and a seismic isolation structure to ensure customers' business continuity at all times. In addition, Redwood is expecting to acquire an A-class certification by CASBEE1 acknowledging the property as an environmentally state-of-the-art logistics facility.

Stuart Gibson and Atsushi Maeda, CEO and Director of Redwood, respectively, issued a joint statement: "Considering the underlying demand for modern logistic assets across Japan and most particularly in the best Tokyo locations for logistics, supported by tenant demand for improved efficiency, seismic and environmental advances and the existing lack of quality product – we expect significant long-term demand for this new project."

"It is a natural continuation of our strategy of acquiring prime development sites in strategic logistics locations for our clients which include some of the best known retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies nationally and internationally, operating in Japan."

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1Refers to Comprehensive Assessment System for Build Environment Efficiency, a widely used accreditation system in Japan used by construction companies and real-estate developers to assess and measure the level of "greenness" of buildings.


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

Contacts:
Redwood Japan Leasing:
Hideaki Matsunami hmatsunami@redwoodgroup.com
Or Atsushi Maeda amaeda@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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The Redwood Japan Logistics Fund Completes Acquisition of Prime Development Site in Chiba, Japan


Tokyo, 25th November 2013 - The Redwood Group (Redwood) announced that the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund (RJLF) has acquired land for development with significant pre-leasing interest already in place.

The site is strategically located in Ota Sakura-city, a prime logistics area, which is a short distance from Sakura interchange of Narita expressway, providing access in only 20 minutes to Narita International Airport and within less than an hour to Tokyo CBD. Redwood is already in negotiations with several tenants for pre-leasing and intends to commence construction shortly, with targeted completion in Q2, 2015.

The Redwood Sakura warehouse will be a modern, multi-tenant logistics facility with a Gross Floor Area ("GFA") of over 85,000 m2 and incorporating the latest seismic and environmental technologies. Its high efficiency 5-storey design (standard floor rentable area 15,000 m2) will incorporate ramp access to the 3rd floor with truck berthing and additional truck berthing on both sides of the 1st floor for a total berthing capacity for over 40 trucks.

Stuart Gibson and Hideaki Matsunami, CEO and MD of Redwood, respectively, issued a joint statement: "This acquisition continues the strong momentum of closings of the Redwood logistics pipeline in Japan for our investors this year. It is a natural continuation of our strategy of acquiring prime development sites in key strategic locations for our clients which include some of the best known retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies nationally and internationally, operating in Japan. Customer demand in Japan for modern logistics facilities remains strong, particularly for those well located with ease of access to major thoroughfares such as Sakura serving air freight, trucking distribution and e-commerce clients."


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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The Redwood Group Announces Completion & Occupancy of Redwood Ichikawa Baraki Logistics Center by Schenker-Seino


Tokyo, 31st October 2013 - The Redwood Group, Japan (Redwood), a leading developer and manager of logistics and distribution real estate in Asia has announced the completion and occupancy of its most recent development project, the Redwood Ichikawa Baraki Distribution Center by Schenker-Seino, a JV between DB Schenker & Seino Logistics, a major 3rd party logistics provider in Japan. This is now the largest distribution center for Schenker-Seino in the country.

This project was one of the first Class-A distribution development projects commenced in the Tokyo region directly after the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011, reflecting unwavering confidence in Japan's resilience and the strength of the Japanese economy, Located with high visibility along the Narita expressway in the bustling logistics area adjacent to the junction of Tokando-Highway and Tokyo-Gaikan (ring road) Highway, the 1.64 hectare site is within 1km of the Ichikawa Interchange of Tokando-Highway and only 25 kms away from central Tokyo.

With a gross floor area of approximately 33,000 m2, the asset incorporates 24 hour security services and the latest seismic engineering and environmental technologies including 2,940 rooftop solar panels, a rainwater purification system and LED lighting to reduce energy costs by as much as 30%. By applying principles such as 5S/POP (permanent optimization program) and providing optimal work conditions in the integrated offices for the employees, the new logistics centre will help Schenker - Seino further improve its high quality services.

Stuart Gibson and Hideaki Matsunami (CEO and MD of Redwood Japan respectively) issued a joint statement: "We were delighted that Schenker - Seino chose to partner with Redwood on the build-to-suit development of the Redwood Ichikawa Baraki Distribution Center, their largest distribution platform in the country. Incorporating best practices of structural design, safety and efficiency into the project, the execution of this large-scale development demonstrates the demand for Redwood's modern logistics facilities and the confidence of major domestic and international clients.


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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The Redwood Group Announces Acquisition of Prime Distribution Location in Yokohama via the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund


Tokyo, 23 October 2013 - The Redwood Group (Redwood) today announced that the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund (RJLF) has acquired land for development in a prime distribution location of Yokohama with significant pre-leasing interest already in place.

The site is strategically located with high visibility and immediate access to the Namamugi Interchange of Yokohane (Yokohama-Haneda) Line of the Tokyo metropolitan expressway, as well as Daikoku Interchange (8km) of the Wangan Expressway and Daikoku Pier, the largest island pier at the Port of Yokohama. It also has convenient access to one of Japan's two largest airports, Haneda (11km) and on to Tokyo CBD. This thriving logistics hub is home to a number of listed multi-national corporations, manufacturers and third-party logistics providers.

The land area is over 2.6 hectares, with a planned building NRA of approximately 50,000 m2. Construction is expected to start in May 2014 with targeted completion in Q2, 2015.

The Redwood Namamugi warehouse will be a modern, multi-tenant logistics facility incorporating the latest seismic and environmental technologies. Its high efficiency 5 floor design will incorporate a large capacity ramp allowing truck access up to the 4th floor and spacious parking facilities for trucks, employees and visitors. The facility will offer best-in-class functionality and advanced features such as a seismic isolation structure to ensure customers' business continuity and many of the latest green and environmentally sustainable features as per Redwood's last high-standard and high visibility development project in Baraki, with frontage to the Narita Expressway.

Atsushi Maeda and Stuart Gibson, Director and CEO of Redwood, respectively, issued a joint statement: "This acquisition by the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund provides a direct presence in one of the most prime locations of the southern greater Tokyo metropolitan area at Yokohama, a major center of Japanese production and distribution. Despite a high level of demand in the area, the supply of modern facilities in the submarket is scarce, with record low vacancy rates. The site and its planned high visibility and high specification distribution center will be well positioned to service long-term demand in the area with direct access to major thoroughfares servicing port, airport and truck transport for Yokohama, Tokyo and beyond."


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com and about Equity International on www.equityinternational.com

Contacts:
Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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Equity International and The Redwood Group Announce Strategic Partnership for Asian Logistics Real Estate

Transaction Expands Redwood's Platform Across Key Asian Markets


CHICAGO & SINGAPORE, August 21, 2013 – Equity International (EI), the privately held investment partner of leading real estate companies outside of the United States, and The Redwood Group (Redwood), a leading investor in and manager of real estate in Asia, announced today a strategic partnership for expansion of Redwood's warehouse and distribution property platform.

Redwood is an investment firm that creates value through the development, repositioning and management of real estate projects primarily in Asia's largest metropolitan areas. Redwood's founders, Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, pioneered this asset class in Asia in 1998 with the development of the first build-to-suit distribution hub for DHL, and the creation of the first private equity fund dedicated to Asian logistics real estate in 2002. Redwood's team has executed some of the highest quality distribution and logistics real estate developments and investments in the markets with greatest demand within China and Japan for numerous multinational clients.

"Redwood's institutional reputation, experienced team and strong relationship network make them an ideal platform for EI in Asia," said Tom Heneghan, EI's chief executive officer. "We are delighted to partner with Charles and Stuart as they develop and scale the Company's investments in Asian logistics property."

EI's investment will materially grow Redwood's capital base for rapid, disciplined investment into prime logistics and industrial locations across key Asian markets, with a primary focus on China and Japan. In addition, this partnership further expands the capabilities of the Redwood Japan and Redwood China Logistics Funds already in place with large global investors. The partnership will draw upon the market knowledge, China and Japan development experience and client relationships with many of the largest global and regional users of logistics space of the Redwood team.

Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, president and CEO of Redwood, respectively, issued a joint statement: "We are excited to build on our well-established relationship with Equity International. This combination of resources and reach will accelerate the expansion of our Asia platform and allow us to execute on our identified multi-billion US$ pipeline of prime location development projects in the region. We are looking forward to providing more high quality and efficiency logistics space for our clients in the major metropolitan markets of Japan and China that are tied closest to and expanding rapidly with global trade."

Redwood's target markets currently are under-supplied in the type of Class A product demanded by multinational tenants, which has resulted in pent-up demand for logistics space. This demand, coupled with the compelling growth characteristics in a region driven by the expansion of third-party logistics and e-commerce sectors, provide ongoing opportunity in the warehouse and distribution property sector. Redwood's investments will be driven primarily by customer demand for modern logistics facilities with quality specifications and the high through-put required by today's leading logistics operators, retailers, light manufacturers and automotive companies.


About Equity International

Equity International (EI) invests in and alongside leading real estate companies outside the United States, with a particular focus on the most compelling emerging markets. Founded in 1999 by Sam Zell, EI is recognized as a leading international investor and partner of choice, distinguished by an outstanding reputation, global capability and industry-leading portfolio companies. EI has raised over $2 billion and invested in and alongside 24 portfolio companies to-date across 15 countries and 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.equityinternational.com.

About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms have executed more than USD 3 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and over 5 million m2 of developments and acquisitions internationally while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world. Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com.

Contacts:
Equity International:
Allison T. Davis adavis@equityinternational.com
+ 1 312 675 7403

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com
+ 33 615 123 040


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The Redwood Group announces the Acquisition of Prime Beijing Logistics Asset


Singapore, 18th July 2013 - The Redwood Group (Redwood) today announced that it has acquired a logistics distribution center in the prime location of Ma Ju Qiao Logistics Park, Tongzhou District, Beijing.

The project site is well located, at Xingmao No. 2 Road, Ma Ju Qiao Logistics Park, Tongzhou Logistics District, Beijing city (to the north of the sixth Ring road and to the east of Jing-Jin-Tang express way, with efficient access to and from these roads). The land area is approximately 4 hectares, with a building NRA of 24,071 m2. The property is currently leased to two well established, high profile domestic firms with a pan-China presence; Sino-Trans & Suning.

Tongzhou Logistics District is strategically located in Ma Ju Qiao town, southeast Beijing, connecting Beijing and Tianjin and is considered a class AAA logistics location. It is one of the three key logistics bases in Beijing, providing the city distribution to Beijing downtown, Tianjin and Tangshan city. Situated adjacent to the Beijing Development Area and the Beijing-Tianjin Expressway, 120km from the Tanggu new port of Tianjin and only 20km from Beijing Capital International Airport, the park has unique access to important sea, land and air logistic poles of the Beijing metropolitan area. Tongzhou Logistics Park is a highly competitive distribution sub-market due to the limited local land supply, coupled with ever increasing demand for city distribution service from Beijing city and Tianjin city. Many reputable logistics companies are located in the park including but not limited to Amazon, NYK, NEW EGG, Suning and others.

Charles de Portes and Oliver Treneman (Group President and MD of Redwood China respectively) issued a joint statement: "This acquisition provides the Redwood China Logistics Fund a direct presence in one of the most prime locations serving the Beijing and the Bohai Bay regions. With the restricted land supply in Tongzhou, low vacancy rates in the area and confidence of major domestic and international clients in the location, the site is well positioned to service long-term demand."


About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China. Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asia most tied to and growing fastest with global trade. The senior executives of Redwood have in combination developed, acquired and managed over 4 billion USD of distribution space globally, in seven countries totaling over 5 million m2. Additional information about Redwood may be found at: www.redwoodgroup.com.

Contacts:
China Client Relations:
Oliver Treneman otreneman@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Investor Relations:
Jai Mirpuri jmirpuri@redwoodgroup.com

Redwood Corporate Media Relations:
Emma Larsson elarsson@redwoodgroup.com


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