19 April 2016 – Valencia Plaza
Axiare Patrimonio has purchased four retail outlets in the Viapark retail park, located between Almería and Roquetas de Mar, for €20 million, according to a statement made by the Socimi to Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) on Monday.
These four outlets, which have a combined gross leasable surface area of 15,745 m2 and more than a thousand parking spaces are leased in their entirety to Decathlon, Carrefour, Bricomart and Kiabi.
The Socimi has highlighted that these retail spaces have “excellent” visibility, are easily accessible from the A7, the Mediterranean Highway, and are located in an area of “limited” competition, which comprises a population of approximately 385,000 inhabitants, which increases during the holiday season.
The CEO of Axiare, Luis López Herrera-Oria, highlighted that, with this operation, the company is strengthening its presence in the retail outlet segment and is continuing to pursue its strategy focusing on offices.
Following this acquisition, the total investments made by Axiare increase to almost €900 million, with a portfolio of 31 assets in the Spanish real estate sector. 72% of the properties in its portfolio are offices, 14% are logistics platforms and 14% are primarily retail outlets.
For this operation, Axiare has been advised by Aguirre Newman for commercial matters and Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Malcolm Hollis and Cushman & Wakefield in the due diligence process, meanwhile, Solvia has managed the sale of the properties on behalf of one of its clients.
Original story: Valencia Plaza
Translation: Carmel Drake