1 February 2017 – Real Estate Press
BNP Paribas Real Estate has advised a Catalan family office on the purchase of a new office building located on Avenida Diagonal, 131 in Barcelona.
The property, which has a surface area of 3,150 m2 and 36 parking spaces, has been acquired from the real estate arm of the Santander Group, Altamira Asset Management, market leader in the sale of properties and in the valuation and construction of real estate developments.
The new building has been built in accordance with the highest quality requirements and has received an “A” energy rating, making it the only building with these characteristics in the 22@ district, the area marketed as the continuation of Barcelona’s Prime area. The family office behind this purchase will now put this new office building up for rent; it will make an ideal corporate headquarters in the Catalan capital.
This operation is further proof that the office market is experiencing one of its busiest periods since the start of the crisis. The purchase of newly constructed office buildings for rent is establishing itself as one of the preferred options for investors. This activity is expected to evolve continuously during 2017.
In addition to this deal, BNP Paribas Real Estate advised numerous high profile transactions during 2016, including several in the Catalan office investment market, such as the sales of the Gran Vía, 583 and Pere IV, 289 office buildings.
Original story: Real Estate Press
Translation: Carmel Drake