7 April 2017 – ABC
The structure has not even been erected yet (it is due to be finalised at the end of the month) and yet half of the 44 homes, distributed over eight floors plus the penthouse level, have already been sold. The smallest properties have a surface area of 330 m2 and the largest span 700 m2. They are the most expensive new build homes on the market and their asking prices range between €10 million for the smallest and more than €16 million for the largest, such as the case of one of the six duplex penthouses located on the eighth floor, which has already been sold, exceeding all expectations. That sale significantly beat the record in terms of the price per m2, paid 7 years ago for a home on Calle Serrano (€15,000/m2). Nevertheless, the average asking price for homes in this property ranges between €10,000/m2 to €14,000/m2).
The building, measuring 26,203 m2, belongs to the Lagasca 99 development and is located in the heart of the Golden Mile, on the only available plot, which makes it the most sought-after in the neighbourhood of Salamanca. It is located between Calles Juan Bravo, Maldonado, Claudio Coello and Lagasca. And 51% of the total volume has already been sold, including the two commercial premises, to domestic firms: Banca March and Actiu, a company that specialises in designer furniture.
On the one hand, the buyers are wealthy Latin American families from Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico, in line with the trend in the luxury real estate market in Spain (…). The remainder are Spaniards. The percentage varies, but on average the split is around 50-50%, said Antonio Pan de Soraluce yesterday, Director at Colliers Internacional in Spain, the entity responsible for marketing the development.
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“Now is a great time to invest. Lagasca 99 is incredibly appealing and so the development is attracting interest from buyers at home and overseas, as well as from business people and firms interested in living in Madrid”, he added.
Word of mouth has played an important role amongst the potential buyers of these luxury homes and the hope is that when the construction work is completed and these homes are handed over, in August 2018, they will have all been sold. For the time being, the commitment is to high quality rather than to worry about the rate of sales, concluded the Director of Colliers. (…).
Original story: ABC (by M. J. Álvarez)
Translation: Carmel Drake