Godrej Group leases 2 lakh sq ft office space to Denmark”s AP Moller-Maersk in Mumbai

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NEW DELHI: Godrej Fund Management, real estate arm of Godrej Group, on Friday said it has leased around 2 lakh sq ft office space in Mumbai to Denmark-based logistic firm A P Moller-Maersk.

The space has been leased in commercial project Godrej Two at Vikhroli, the company said in a statement.

Godrej Two is first of the development assets under GFM’s GBTC I program and is jointly owned along with Godrej Properties. Godrej Two is a Grade ‘A+’ office development and a part of the larger mixed use development ‘The Trees’. ‘The Trees’ is a vibrant mix of commercial, hospitality, retail and residential offerings designed to drive innovation and enterprise. The larger development is already home to the global headquarters of the Godrej Group and other marquee companies.

A.P. Moller – Maersk, the USD 39 bn, Denmark headquartered integrated container logistics company, brings its seven business units from four different locations under one roof at Godrej Two. This is the largest co-location project that Maersk has undertaken in India. Maersk will initially occupy ~140,000 sq. ft. with an option to take additional space, post which the total space occupied would be ~200,000 sq ft. An estimated 1,100 employees will be coming together to work at the new office once this is ready towards the end of 2020.

JLL was the exclusive transaction advisor and has also been appointed as the project manager to complete fit-outs for this office space.

Karan Bolaria, Managing Director & CEO, Godrej Fund Management, said, “We are pleased to welcome A. P. Moller Maersk as our first partners in Godrej Two and look forward to further strengthening this partnership across our office portfolio. We are confident that our product is future ready and caters to the ever changing needs of multinational corporations operating in India.”

Steve Felder, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia said, “Maersk has a long-term commitment to India and over the period has established several business units across Mumbai. We are now excited to bring most of these business units under one roof which will allow us to collaborate better and continue building constructively on our commitment towards India.” Manish Bhasin, Managing Director Maersk Procurement said, “We are striving hard to ensure our employees are well taken care of. With our shift to Godrej Two, we are moving our office space closer to our employees and at the same time, offering them the premium and modern office space to work out of.”