26 February 2018 – Observatorio Inmobiliario
Palm Capital has become a protagonist in the Spanish logistics market with the acquisition of three projects in the Los Gavilanes Business Area in Getafe from the property developer BCM (MCA Group). The operation, advised by the real estate consultancy Proequity, involves the acquisition, under the forward funding method, of three turnkey logistics projects with constructed surface areas of approximately 33,000 m2, 25,000 m2 and 27,000 m2, respectively.
The price for which the agreement has been closed has not been disclosed by the parties, but the value of the three completed projects is estimated to amount to around €100 million.
The first project that is going to be constructed will comprise two platforms measuring 22,000 m2 and 11,000 m2, which may house up to four different operators. It is expected to be ready for delivery by the first half of 2019.
With this acquisition, Palm Capital is going to become the main owner in the Los Gavilanes Business Area, with more than 85,000 m2 of leasable logistics space under ownership. Gavilanes represents the first acquisition that Palm Capital made in the Spanish logistics market and marks the beginning of an ambitious expansion plan through which it intends to acquire and build more logistics assets in the short term.
The Los Gavilanes Business Area is positioned in a strategic location in the south of Madrid, 16km from the centre of the Spanish capital. It has quick access to the A-4 highway between Madrid and Andalucía and 1,500 m2 of its façade overlooks the M-50 ring road. For this reason, first-class companies such as Amazon and Decathlon have already chosen the location for their distribution centres.
Original story: Observatorio Inmobiliario
Translation: Carmel Drake