26 October 2017 – Iberian Property
The new Vesta Real Estate Fund, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, is preparing to invest a total of €100 million in the acquisition and renewal of residential real estate in Portugal, and its subsequent retail sale.
The fund is the result of a partnership between Quantico, an investment company founded and headed by Carlos Vasconcellos Cruz (pictured above), Ubeda, from Carlos Mallo, and Bank of Andorra, specialised in private banking Andbank, and it is going to focus on opportunities in Lisbon, Estoril, Cascais and potentially Oporto.
With a lifespan of 6 years, this vehicle adopts the form of a SICAV-RAIF, supervised by the Luxembourg monetary authorities, and each property to renew will be acquired by a separate vehicle under Portuguese law. Clients of Andbank, Quantico and Ubeda, are the main participants of this fund, which has €100 million to apply over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a Quantico press release.
Carlos Vasconcellos and Carlos Mallo, advisors of the fund, explain that “despite an increase in the acquisition prices of real estate to renew in premium areas, there is still much work to be done and good investment opportunities in well-located buildings in prime areas of the city and Cascais, and which require deep renewal and high technical complexity”.
The managers explain that “we do not buy at speculative prices, and we believe that in Lisbon, Cascais and Oporto, there is room for selling prices to remain stable or even rise, as there is a significant gap between prices there and in other comparable European cities. Portugal, and particularly Lisbon/Cascais offer unbeatable levels of attractiveness and quality of life”.
Original story: Iberian Property (by Ana Tavares)
Edited by: Carmel Drake