13 March 2017 – El Mundo
The US investment fund HMC has acquired one of the real estate jewels that was up for sale in Madrid and which, according to El Mundo, was far from lacking in suitors. The company has purchased the building located on Calles Clara del Rey 26 and Corazón de María 17 from BBVA.
The property has a buildable surface area of 22,507 m2 and is currently a disused office. However, the days of tertiary activity there are numbered given that the new owner is going to develop an attractive residential project in one of the areas in the capital where no new build homes have come onto the market for years.
The planned investment for the Clara del Rey 26 project amounts to €60 million and the project will comprise one- to four-bedroom homes with common areas including a swimming pool, gym, children’s playground, multi-use rooms, amongst others. The marketing process will begin in a few weeks, although given the high demand that has already been received, a list of interested parties has been opened online at: www.claradelrey26.com.
The operation has been advised by the law firm Eversheds Nicea on the buy side and the sales process has been managed by the real estate consultancy firm JLL.
The operation forms part of HMC’s investment strategy in Spain, focusing on residential projects, in collaboration with its local partner Momentum Reim. Clara del Rey 26 is the latest in a group of projects that both companies are already developing in Madrid and Alcobendas: Aravaca Garden, Encinar Garden and Juncal Garden. In Málaga capital, they are also working on Teatinos Sky Garden and El Limonar.
Original story: El Mundo
Translation: Carmel Drake