3 February 2016 – El Confidencial
Yesterday (Tuesday), the German fund Patrizia Inmobilien completed the purchase of a residential building on Claudio Coello, 108 for €22 million, from Grupo Lar and Pimco, according to sources close to the deal.
Specifically, the property, which is currently vacant, has a surface area of 5,318 m2 and previously formed part of the operation to purchase Juan Bravo, 3. In fact, the building is located just a few metres from that plot, which houses one of the most highly anticipated luxury developments in the capital. The building acquired yesterday will be converted into 14 luxury homes, measuring 300 m2 each, with two or three parking spaces per flat.
According to the latest report prepared by TecniTasa, these homes could have a market value of around €10,900/m2. Patrizia Inmobilien will undertake a complete renovation of the property, which will require an additional investment of €7.5 million – equivalent to around €1,500 per m2 – and the company expects the building work to take 18 months.
Patrizia is one of the largest investment funds in Europe, with a presence in 14 countries and total funds under management of €18,000 million. 40% of its portfolio is invested in residential assets, equivalent to approximately €8,000 million.
The fund arrived in Spain last year, led by Borja Goday, the head of Patrizia in Spain, and the former CEO of Sotogrande, with the intention of investing €1,000 million in the Spanish market. It closed its first operation in July last year with the purchase of the H&M store in Málaga from the Nergosa group and it raised its profile further by participating in the bid for Torre Espacio.
With this operation, the fund becomes one of the new players in the luxury residential market in the capital and demonstrates its strong commitment to the real estate recovery in Spain, given its conservative profile, in comparison with the speculative capital that has entered the market in recent years.
BDO has advised the vendor, whilst the firms CMS Albiñana and MMM have advised the purchaser.
Original story: El Confidencial (by R. Ugalde and E. Sanz)
Translation: Carmel Drake