24 November 2016 – Expansión
Through their joint company, the firms have acquired a block of six outlets which Neinver has been managing and whose value amounts to €700 million. The funds belonged to the fund Irus European Retail Property Fund, in which Neinver holds a 25% stake.
The overseas outlets are located in Poland (Poznan) and Italy, specifically Castel Guelfo, close to Bolonia, and Vicolungo, located in the vicinity of Milan and Turin.
In Spain, the company has acquired Neinver’s three large outlets, located in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Las Rozas and Getafe. In addition, the alliance between Neinver and Tiaa has also finalised the purchase of the Nassica shopping centre, which they have purchased from KKR for €140 million.
Once this latest operation has been signed, which is expected to happen during the first quarter of 2017, the joint venture will have a gross asset value (GAV) of more than €1,200 million, making it one of the most important investors in commercial assets in the country.
At the beginning of 2015, Neinver and TH Real Estate (a subsidiary of Tiaa) signed a strategic alliance, in which they each hold a 50% stake, to create a leading platform for outlet centres in Europe. This joint company already owns three centres in Poland and one in France, as well as the Viladecans The Style Outlet, which opened recently in Barcelona.
Original story: Expansión (by R.Ruiz)
Translation: Carmel Drake