10 September 2018 – Expansión
According to a statement issued by Merlin, the recent acquisitions made by the Socimi – since July – will add an estimated rental income of €6 million p.a. to the asset portfolio, with a gross estimated yield of 7.6%.
In Cabanillas (Guadalajara), Merlin has acquired a logistics warehouse spanning 15,075 m2, which is leased in its entirety to Jaguar Land Rover under a 10-year contract, with a gross yield of 6.2%.
Moreover, also in Cabanillas, Merlin is going to start construction work on two logistics warehouses spanning 42,500 m2 with an estimated gross yield of 7.7%.
In Vitoria, on the Júndiz industrial estate, Merlin has acquired two logistics warehouses, which span 26,775 m2 and are leased to DHL under a supply contract with Mercedes-Benz, and which have a gross yield of 7.5%.
The company has also signed a turnkey project for a warehouse spanning 35,282 m2 on an industrial estate in Ribarroja, with connections to the A3 and A7 motorways, close to Valencia. The delivery of the warehouse is scheduled for the middle of 2019, with an estimated gross yield of 7.2%.
Other Merlin projects include the start of a “built-to-suit” site and a speculative project in the ZAL of Sevilla, with a gross surface area of almost 18,500 m2 and an estimated gross yield of 9.9%.
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Translation: Carmel Drake