22 June 2017 – Expansión
Iberdrola Inmobiliaria has completed the sale of 55% of Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona to the real estate division of the insurance company Axa (Axa Investment Managers- Real Assets). The operation has been closed by Axa on behalf of one of its clients, said the vendor in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The energy group’s real estate arm will retain ownership of 45% of the property. Iberdrola Inmobiliaria will receive €80 million for the percentage stake sold.
The Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar, inaugurated in 2005, is operated by the chain Hilton Worldwide under a long-term lease contract. The four-star establishment contains 430 rooms, of which 20 are suites.
In the operation, the vendor has been advised by the consultancy firm Irea and the law firm Ashurst. Currently, Iberdrola Inmobiliaria owns a portfolio of rental assets spanning a gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 217,000 m2. Its most iconic property is the company’s headquarters in Bilbao.
Moreover, the company is developing around 300 homes, located mainly in the Community of Madrid, although it also has two projects on the coast. In addition, Iberdrola Inmobiliaria is working on a project comprising 42 villas located in the Islas del Mar area (Puerto Peñasco) of Mexico.
Original story: Expansión (by R. Ruiz)
Translation: Carmel Drake