7 June 2017 – La Vanguardia
BBVA has completed the sale of Torre Puig, in Plaza Europa, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) to Grupo Puig, which has occupied the building in its entirety, as a tenant, since 2014. Aguirre Newman has managed the operation, which has now been signed, after it was announced on 24 April.
The building, constructed in 2014 and designed by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo, measures 14,288 m2 and has 199 parking spaces.
A group of international investors with varying profiles participated in the sales process, including family offices – firms that manage the investments of wealthy individuals -, insurance companies and institutional funds, although in the end the best offer was made by Inmo, the real estate company owned by the Puig family, which participated in the process like any other interested investor.
“It has been a long and complex process given the characteristics involved, but in the end, we have closed the deal to everyone’s satisfaction”, said Hipólito Sánchez, Director of Investment at Aguirre Newman, in a statement. He is convinced that this will be “one of the most important operations of the year in the investment market in Barcelona”.
Original story: La Vanguardia
Translation: Carmel Drake