Segro Acquires 5.3ha Plot In San Fernando De Henares
2 August 2017 - Press Release
Segro, the British investment fund that specialises in the logistics sector, has acquired a plot of land in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid. The plot has a surface area of 5.3 hectares and is located 17km away from Madrid, at the intersection of the A-2 and M-50 motorways, to the south east of Barajas airport.
The plot acquired by Segro is currently leased to a group that plans to operate the site as a logistics service centre for automobiles until 2022. This operation forms part of Segro’s strategy in Spain, which involves developing modern logistics facilities and urban buildings to support high-quality and sustainable distribution.
With this new acquisition, Segro is strengthening its presence in the Spanish market, where it is positioning itself as one of the major investors and developers in the logistics sector.
“San Fernando de Henares has become a key location, with several projects due to be launched over the short to medium term. This acquisition strengthens our position in Spain, in a strategic place that is just 17km from Madrid and it will allow us to build a logistics centre in a few years”, said David Alcázar, Director of Segro España (…).
Segro launched its activity in Spain in 2015 and since then has built up a portfolio containing five assets, covering a combined surface area of 120,000 m2 (constructed or under development) in strategic locations on the outskirts of Barcelona and Madrid.
Original story: Press Release
Translation: Carmel Drake
Hispania Buys 2 Plots In Canary Islands For €13M
31 July 2017 - Idealista
Hispania is pushing ahead with its strategic plan and, to this end, has completed the purchase of two plots of land on which it will build 2 luxury resorts. The plots of land acquired by the Socimi for €13 million are located in the Canary Islands, specifically, in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
In addition to hotel resorts, the objective of the investment vehicle, in which the magnate George Soros holds a stake, is to incorporate retail, leisure and sports facilities into the complexes. The project looks set to involve a total investment of around €50 million in the case of Lanzarote alone.
Hispania already owns the Occidental Playa and Barceló Lanzarote hotels, and based on the plans that it has in mind, the five-star complex would contain more than 1,000 rooms, which would make it the largest establishment in Hispania’s portfolio. In Fuerteventura, the Socimi also owns several properties, including two hotels that it purchased in the summer of 2015 for just over €100 million.
Over the last week, Hispania has been in the news for several reasons. Firstly, it is negotiating the sale of 24 office buildings for around €500 million; the insurer Swiss Life is the final candidate in that process.
In addition, the Socimi saw the stock market debut of the investment vehicle that it shares with Grupo Barceló (known as Bay Hotels & Leisure), which started trading on 20 July with a market value of almost €500 million.
Original story: Idealista
Translation: Carmel Drake