30 November 2016 – Economía Digital
Anticipa is continuing to grow its rental home business. At the end of 2015, the real estate manager bought a batch of empty homes from Banc Sabadell, specifically, 3,700 properties that it has been incorporating into its portfolio over the last few months. In addition it owns 5,500 homes from the real estate stock of the former Catalunya Caxia, the seed for the current firm Anticipa.
“We are clearly in a buying position” said Eduard Mendiluce, CEO of the company, in comments to La Vanguardia. The group has already formalised its offer to buy the Eloise portfolio that Sareb or the bad bank has put up for sale. This package of unpaid loans to property developer includes 150 buildings, containing around 4,000 homes”.
“We are already one of the largest rental home real estate companies in Spain, and we have an orderly portfolio, with market profitability and the capacity to continue growing, by incorporating more homes”, said Mendiluce.
Renegotiation of mortgages
According to explanations given by the director in a recent interview with Economía Digital, Anticipa is renegotiating 3,000 of the mortgages that it inherited from the Catalunya Caixa portfolio in their first year of life. 2,400 will result in “daciones en pago” (the cancelation of the debt in exchange for handing over the keys) and another 600 cases will see their terms and conditions renegotiated, in such a way that homeowners will be able to afford their debt repayments.
Original story: Economía Digital
Translation: Carmel Drake