30 November 2016 – Real Estate Press
The Chamber of Commerce in Sevilla has recently completed the sale of a portion of land at the Antares Club, where a hotel is going to be constructed, as well as a plot of land next to Eusa, where a hall of residence for university students is going to be built. The buyer of both assets is the Rivero family.
Initially, the Chamber of Commerce’s conversations began with Joaquín Rivero Valcarce, the Jerez-born businessman who used to chair Bami and who led the merger with Metrovacesa and Gecina. Following the death of the businessman in September, his only daughter, Helena Rivera, decided to push ahead with the operation and subsequently completed the negotiations that her father had begun.
The total price for the acquisition of both plots of land amounts to around €7.5 million. The largest investment relates to the Antares hotel. The plot covers a surface area measuring 1,700 m2, allocated for tertiary use, which includes the current exhibition hall, the Spica hall, the unique sloping auditorium, as well as a section for squash courts and a space that is currently used as a car park. The amount of this acquisition is estimated to have reached €4.5 million. This plot of land has a buildable surface area of 6,000 m2, where a hotel containing around 100 rooms may be built.
In the case of Eusa, the plan is to construct a hall of residence for students, given that, as well as being located next to the Chamber of Commerce’s own training centre, the site will also be close to the Law and Business faculties and with good transport connections to the University of Pablo de Olavide. The company managed by Helena Rivero has invested €3 million on this plot of land, which may be used for educational purposes and whose buildable surface area amounts to 9,000 m2.
The Chamber of Commerce has declined to make any comments on the details of the operation, given that the negotiations are subject to confidentiality clauses. Nevertheless, the sources consulted say that the sale has gone ahead and has received the necessary approvals from the Chamber of Commerce and the Junta de Andalucía.
Original story: Real Estate Press
Translation: Carmel Drake