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land Market News: Spanish Real Estate Intelligence

The Aragonese Group Bancalé Acquires 1,220 hectares of Land in Zaragoza

13 January 2020 - Heraldo

Bancalé has acquired the rural plots of land associated with the failed urban operation linked to the Plaza Logistics Platform in Zaragoza. The Aragonese investment group plans to use the plots for the development of a new agricultural line of business, as well as to grow its renewable energy division with the construction of a large photovoltaic solar plant on the site.

The plots are located between the La Peñaza golf course, the A2 motorway, the Centrovía industrial estate and the AVE railway tracks, and span 1,220 hectares in total.

The family office has reportedly paid more than €10 million for the land, which was previously owned by the US investment giant Blackstone.

Original story: Heraldo (by Jorge Alonso)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

 
Vivenio, Millenium & Atom Invested €543M in New Purchases in 2019

9 January 2020 - Eje Prime

Vivenio and the hotel Socimis drove the MAB in 2019. The Socimi controlled by Renta Corporación, plus Millenium Hoteles and Atom Hoteles together invested €543 million in new acquisitions during 2019. That figure accounted for 71.2% of all the funds spent on asset purchases by the MAB's Socimis during the year.

Specifically, Vivenio invested €234 million, including €75.5 million on some of the Operación Calderón plots; Millenium closed 3 operations amounting to €192.4 million, including the purchase of 2 buildings in central Madrid which it is going to convert into a 5-star hotel; and Atom Hoteles spent €116.6 million on 5 hotels in Madrid, A Coruña, Cádiz, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

In total, all of the Socimis on the MAB spent €762.1 million on the purchase of assets during 2019, up by 34.1% compared to 2018.

Original story: Eje Prime (by Marc Vidal Ordeig)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

 
Bonavista Developments to Invest €40M in the Construction of a 11,500 m2 Office Building in Barcelona's 22@ District

13 January 2020 - El Periódico

Bonavista Developments, through Mitsubishi Estate London and Europa Capital, has completed the purchase of a plot of land in the heart of the 22@ district of Barcelona, on Calle Cristóbal de Moura, for an undisclosed sum.

The two companies are planning to invest €40 million in the construction of a new office building on the site. The new offices are expected to span a surface area of 11,500 m2 and construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

Original story: El Periódico (by Max Jiménez Botías)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake