16 January 2018 – Press release
Segro, the British investment fund specialising in the logistics sector, is increasing its presence in Spain with two new acquisitions in Getafe (Madrid) and Sant Esteve de Sesrovires (Barcelona). Both assets were acquired in December 2017.
On the one hand, Segro has announced the acquisition of a plot of land measuring 8 hectares in Getafe for the construction of a logistics warehouse measuring 46,000m2. That land is strategically located in the Puerta Mayor-Los Gavilanes Business and Logistics Park, a relatively new location 14km to the south of Madrid, alongside the A4 Madrid-Andalucía highway and with direct access to the M-50.
That logistically strategic area is home to several large multinational companies, such as Decathlon, CostCo and Amazon, but suffers from a relative shortage of buildings measuring more than 40,000 m2 in the market in Madrid, despite the high demand for large units this year. Work to build the logistics warehouse will begin during the first half of the year in response to this market need.
On the other hand, Segro has acquired a new asset in Sant Esteve Sesrovires. That plot comprises 8 hectares and is located 35km away from Barcelona’s city centre. Sant Esteve Sesrovires is located between the A2 and A7 highways, which run from Barcelona to Madrid and represents a strategic communication hub. Barcelona is an area with a shortage of modern, high-quality warehouses, and for this reason, Segro will proceed to construct a 51,000 m2 property (…).
Whilst the construction and financing of the project will be completed over 2 phases during 2018/2019, work on the first phase spanning 29,000 m2 will start at the beginning of Q1 2018. This project coincides with the construction of a 20,000 m2 warehouse that the firm is working on in Martorelles, which will be completed in the summer and available for rent thereafter (…).
With these two new acquisitions, Segro, in its commitment to expand its presence in Spain, is positioning itself as one of the important investors in the Spanish logistics market with a portfolio spanning 255,000 m2. Segro is continuing to focus on high-quality buildings and prioritise strategic locations to create a privileged portfolio of warehouses for distribution and urban logistics, creating high added-value spaces for large companies and SMEs alike.
Segro is a British Listed Real Estate Investment Company (Socimi) and European market leader in the management, promotion and construction of logistics and industrial assets. Segro owns and manages a portfolio of properties spanning 6.3 million m2, with a market value of GBP 8 billion, providing services to various clients in the logistics and industrial sector. Its parks are located in the main distribution and transport hubs of the countries in which it has a presence. It owns some of the best logistics parks and transport centres in Europe.
Segro enjoyed a record year in 2016 and according to its provisional results for 2017, the company recorded a 3.9% increase in its net rental income. Moreover, it signed rental contracts worth GBP 27.5 million (around €30.8 million), up by 28% compared to the same period in 2016 (…).
Original story: Press release
Translation: Carmel Drake