GreenOak Fattens Up its Second Socimi with a €1.2M Capital Injection

17 January 2019 – Eje Prime

GreenOak is providing gas to its second Socimi. The US fund has carried out two capital increases in GreenOak Spain Holdings Socimi, one amounting to €864,255 and another amounting to €315,000, which together total €1.2 million, as published in the Official Gazette of the Mercantile Registry (Borme).

The company, founded in 2010 by three former directors of Morgan Stanley, currently has three Socimis in Spain. The first of them was Gore Spain Holdings, constituted in 2014 and listed on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) since January 2017.

Currently, that company is the owner of around twenty assets, including an industrial warehouse in Valdemoro (Madrid), an office building in Alcobendas (Madrid) and a complex of four buildings in the Avalon business park (Madrid).

GreenOak Spain Holdings Socimi II is the second company that the US fund constituted in Spain, specifically in June 2016. That company specialises in the acquisition and development of real estate for subsequent rental, and was created with the objective of investing €900 million by 2020 in various types of assets located in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Zaragoza, as revealed by Eje Prime.

Until now, GreenOak’s second Socimi in Spain has only undertaken operations in the residential market, although it does not rule out making acquisitions in the office and logistics segments, in particular in Valencia and Zaragoza.

One of the most recent transactions carried out by GreenOak Spain Holdings Socimi II was its purchase of the former Social Security building on the central Madrilenian street Calle Fuencarral for €21 million. For that, the company closed seven capital increases in just over two years, amounting to €6.7 million in total.

In addition to GreenOak Spain Holdings Socimi II and Gore Spain Holdings, the fund led by John Carrafiell, Sonny Kalsi and Fred Schmidt has a third Socimi in Spain. It is Go Madrid Benz, a company that has been listed on the stock market since last September.

That company has a single asset in its portfolio: the Las Mercedes business park (pictured above) (…).

Original story: Eje Prime (by B. Seijo)

Translation: Carmel Drake

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