17 September 2019 – Madrid’s real estate sector has seen a series of major transactions in recent months. In the most recent, Acciona acquired a 31,700-m2 plot of land from the company Celteo Business, including 26,018 m2 for residences and 5,755 m2 for stores. According to market sources, the conglomerate paid 2,000 euros/m2, a two-fold increase over the average price just five years ago. The deal, which totalled approximately 63 million euros, secured enough land to build about 260 homes.
Ferrovial, for its part, has decided to wrap up its development business and is looking to sell a plot of land just in front of the Cercanías train station. The firm is asking for about 2,000 euros per square meter or roughly 54 million euros for a 27,200-m2 plot of land. The land consists of 22,700 m2 for residences and 4,500 m2 for stores and would fit about 230 new homes.
Before sales begin on the Madrid Nuevo Norte development, Valdebebas is one of the few areas in Spain’s capital offering new housing. “Valdebebas is the only option for many families looking to buy a newly-built home… while it is also one of the few areas with finalist land for developers,” says Samuel Population of CBRE.
According to a study by Foro Consultores, there are currently 11 new developments underway in the area, totalling 857 new homes, almost half of which have already been sold.
The prices of the homes, according to the same firm, range between 450,000 and 650,000 euros, with the average price per square meter between 3,800 and 3,700 euros.
Original Story: El Confidencial – Elena Sanz
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner