#Brainsflash - Highlights in the past week were a portfolio of properties valued at more than 400 million euros that entered the market through the hands of Novo Banco
At the beginning of the week, the opening of the first Dior store in Portugal has been made public. Alegria One, a rehabilitation project by the promoter and real estate manager EastBanc, was the space chosen by the legendary Parisian fashion brand to open its first store in the country. The store located on Avenida da Liberdade, in Lisbon, will open its doors this year occupying three storeys of the building, in a total area of 1,050m2.
Meanwhile, the building Lisboa, in Parque das Nações, has been sold by an MCAP Global Finance fund and acquired by the Banco Comercial Português pension fund. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.
Further north, Gondomar will host a luxury real estate and tourist project in an investment of 85 million euros. The Porto Douro Marina Hotels & Villas, located on the banks of the Douro River, includes the construction of a five-star hotel, 90 villas, a marina and even a heliport. The works should be completed in the first half of 2023, and the construction of the hotel and villas will be carried out over the course of 36 months.
Soon after, there was the announcement that the Zara Store, on Rua Augusta in Lisbon, has been sold in the biggest transaction of a single high street retail space in Portugal. Deka Immobilien proceeded with the sale of the asset whose new owner is a subsidiary of NEXT FCR, a Venture Capital fund managed by STAG and counselled by Optylon Krea. The value of the transaction has not been revealed, but it is known that it was around 20 million euros.
The following day, it became public that a foreign investor had acquired land at Herdade da Aroeira for a residential and tourist project. The project foresees the construction of around 29,000m2 above ground: 247 units - 210 for tourist use and 37 for residential use, including an aparthotel with around 150 units. Neither the investment amount nor the buyer have been revealed.
Meanwhile, the largest portfolio of supermarkets in Portugal is going to be acquired for 150 million euros. The US private equity fund LCN Capital Partners will acquire the so-called “Project Amália”, which comprises 50 assets. The transaction, which will be closed with the German Trei of the Tengelman Group, encompasses 50 assets, in a total area of 68,196m2.
Finally, with the week ending, a portfolio of properties valued at more than 400 million euros will enter the market. The property portfolio will be placed on the market by Novobanco, also including the Cabanas Golf development, a building in Olivais Sul, land in Portimão and the tourist project in Benagil, in the municipality of Lagoa. Similarly, the portfolio includes around 94% of the investment units of the fund that owns the land in Amoreiras, in Lisbon, with an area of 130,000m2, which the institution inherited from Banco Espírito Santo.