1 October 2019 – BBVA has informed Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that it has broken off talks regarding the potential sale of its development rights to the Operation Chamartín project. The bank did not cite a reason for the breakdown in the talks. Merlin Properties had recently made a preliminary offer of almost 700 bank branches it leases to BBVA in exchange for the rights.
Recently, other candidates, such as the Canadian investment group Brookfield and the sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority, have also demonstrated an interest in the project. Construction in the Operation Chamartín area is expected to last for 25 years and require total investments of over €7 billion.
Original Story: La Vanguardia – Conchi Lafraya
Photo: Dani Duch
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner