News Point: LOGOS Group has expanded its operations to India through a partnership with the India-based real estate developer Assetz Property Group. The partnership has established a new standalone platform named â€śLOGOS Indiaâ€ť.
LOGOS is a vertically integrated logistics real estate specialist, with operations in Australia, China, South East Asia and now India. The partnership will combine the institutional management and development expertise of LOGOS with the local development expertise of Assetz to create a leading developer and manager of logistics warehouses and light industrial real estate in India.
LOGOS India is headquartered in Mumbai and is led by Chief Executive Officer, Mehul Shah, a supply chain and logistics specialist with over two decades of experience. The LOGOS India team has specialists dedicated to investment, development, and asset management, and will initially focus on the key logistics hubs of Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Commenting on the partnership, Trent Iliffe, Joint Managing Director LOGOS said, â€śLOGOS is pleased to announce this key strategic move to expand our operations into India. We are seeing extensive demand from our existing and new customers for institutional grade logistics facilities in the region. Our expansion into India continues to show LOGOSâ€™ commitment to establishing itself in growth markets alongside our important customer relationships.â€ť
John Marsh, Joint Managing Director LOGOS said, â€śLOGOS has significant experience delivering institutional quality logistics assets in the Asia-Pacific region. We are excited to bring that experience to India through LOGOS India and look forward to working with an established Indian operator of the quality of Assetz during what is an exciting stage in LOGOSâ€™ growth.â€ť
Ben Salmon, Co-founder and CEO of Assetz Property Group, said, â€śAssetz has a long history of partnering to enhance the growth of our business. I am confident that this association with LOGOS will deliver a market leading warehousing and logistics business in India. This is the coming together of two companies with complementary values. We look forward to lending our local development expertise to LOGOS India.â€ť
LOGOS India is working on closing its first Indian logistics venture with an expected US$400 million of equity commitments. This venture is targeting the existing institutional capital partner relationships of LOGOS and will invest in the development of high quality, modern logistics assets across LOGOS Indiaâ€™s initial target markets.
Together with management, IvanhoĂ© Cambridge and Macquarie Corporate Holdings are shareholders in LOGOS. Macquarie Capital acted as financial adviser to LOGOS on the formation of LOGOS India.