6 August 2015 – Property Magazine
Patrizia Immobilien AG has taken over the retail space in the prestigious “Plaza de Félix Sáenz” residential and commercial building in Málaga. The listed corner building, which underwent a complete renovation as recently as 2011, is located in the middle of the pedestrian area of the Andalusian city, which has a population of around 570,000. “The retail space, totalling 1,824 square metres, is leased on a very long-term basis to a renowned European fashion retailer,” reports Borja Goday, Managing Director of Patrizia Activos Inmobiliarios España, the national subsidiary responsible for Spain and Portugal.
The interior of the “Plaza de Félix Sáenz” building has been developed to a high standard and also delivers a high degree of space efficiency. The total floor space of 1,824 square metres is divided approximately equally between the ground floor and the first floor. “This property is something special, as Spanish city centres are generally characterised by small spaces. Large spaces such as the one that has just been acquired are therefore in high demand with large chain store operators and accordingly are very lettable,” Goday continues. The purchase was made for a real estate fund launched by Patrizia as part of an individual mandate from a professional superannuation scheme in Germany. Confidentiality has been agreed with the seller, a private investor, in relation to the purchase price.
Patrizia has been monitoring the Spanish real estate market for a very long time now. In the last 12 months, the market has shown extremely positive development. After seven crisis years, the recovery is occurring more quickly than expected and the interest of many investors has returned.
Original story: Property Magazine
Translation: Carmel Drake