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retail-shopping-centers Market News: Spanish Real Estate Intelligence

Ten Brinke Acquires a Commercial Plot in Tarragona for €14M

13 March 2019 - Eje Prime

Ten Brinke has purchased a plot of land in the future neighbourhood of Ponent, in Tarragona for €14 million, where it plans to build a retail park.

The Dutch company, which specialises in the promotion of retail parks and residential complexes, fought off competition from the Andalucían firm Bogaris to acquire the site, which has a buildability of 68,000 m2. The vendors were a group of entities including Banco Sabadell and the Town Hall of Tarragona.

Last month Ten Brinke acquired a 50,000 m2 plot in Ciempozuelos (Madrid) for the development of a new retail park. The firm has been present in Spain for ten years.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

 
El Corte Inglés Doubles its Assets for Sale to €3bn & Invites Preliminary Offers by End of March

11 March 2019 - El Confidencial

El Corte Inglés has set a deadline of the end of March for interested parties to submit their preliminary bids for its real estate assets. Moreover, it has increased the perimeter of the portfolio from the initial value of between €1.5 billion and €2 billion to €3 billion.

ECI engaged PwC at the end of 2018 to help it define the perimeter, which comprises non-strategic assets, primarily land, offices, logistics platforms and stores.

The portfolio can be divided into three batches, based on on the liquidity of the assets: assets in good locations and with the possibility of being sold quickly (liquid) account for around one third of the perimeter; intermediate assets represent around 15% of the total; and just over half of the portfolio comprises assets that are not very liquid or that are located in complicated areas.

The aim of the sale is to use the funds raised to reduce the distribution group’s debt, which amounted to €3.8 billion at the end of 2017, equivalent to around four times its EBITDA of c. €1 billion.

Original story: El Confidencial (by Jorge Zuloaga & Ruth Ugalde)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

 
The Mexican Díaz-Estrada Family to Sell the Apple Store in Puerta del Sol

7 March 2019 - El Confidencial

The Mexican Díaz-Estrada family has decided to divest the building located at number 1 Puerta del Sol in Madrid, which houses one of the Spanish capital’s most sought-after tenants, the Apple Store. They are asking around €150 million for the property, which would represent a yield of just 2-2.5%.

According to sources consulted, an Israeli investor may have already reached an agreement to acquire the iconic building from Exacorp, the investment arm of the Díaz-Estradas, but the final details of the operation have yet to be confirmed.

Original story: El Confidencial (by Ruth Ugalde)

Translation: Carmel Drake