21 December, Monitor Immobiliare
Bnp Paribas Real Estate Advisory Italy and CBRE supported BNL (BNP Paribas group) for the sale to Antirion SGR of two trophy assets in Via Lombardia 31 (in the Central Business District) and in Piazza dell’Agricoltura 24 (in the EUR area) in Rome. The deal was closed for a total price of over 270 million euro. It has been one of the biggest deals for the office segment in Rome for the past few years.
The asset in Piazza dell’Agricoltura has been recently remodelled. It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the neighbourhood, as it represents the “gates” of EUR, an area which accommodates prime national and international companies. The building has a surface of 41,860 Sq m. It features seven floors above ground and two levels below ground. The asset is entirely leased to an IT company; it’s a class A building as well as a candidate for the LEED Gold certification. The building offers great flexibility thanks to its open-space layout and the eleven lifts which make each floor independent, also providing the possibility of dividing the space into two parts.
The asset in Via Lombardia is located in Rome old town, just beside several significant historical and touristic sites. The building is fully let, and it features nine floors for a total surface of 24,500 Sq m, including a panoramic terrace. The remodelling kept its original characteristics. The facility is a class A building and is about to obtain the LEED certification soon.
Daniele Martignetti, Head of Capital Markets for BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory Italy, commented:” We’re particularly proud of our contribution for the completion of this transaction, which represents the biggest transaction in the Italian real estate market in 2018. The operation shows the new dynamics in the office investments market, a very interesting market both nationally and internationally. This operation confirms the interest of investors for trophy assets in core locations and the skill of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory in organising competitive bids with institutional investors”.
Alexandre Astier, Head of Capital Markets for CBRE Italia, said: “Despite the reduction in volumes of the last few years, the Italian real estate market still registers a high demand for core product from national and international institutional investors. This is one of the biggest transactions of the year, proving that the Rome market is capable of attracting institutional investors and is a strong complement to Milan, broadening in this way the segment range”.
Source: Monitor Immobiliare
Translator: Cristina Ambrosi