9 October 2017 – El Periódico
Neinor Homes, the real estate company born out of Kutxabank and in which the fund Lone Star holds a stake, has now reached a production rate of 5,000 homes in Spain, according to the firm’s CEO Juan Velayos. In fact, the company has 72 developments under construction and now owns land on which to build 12,000 homes.
“We have 35 developments in the launch phase – around 3,000 homes – , we have already handed over five developments and we have three more approaching completion”, explained Velayo at a press conference prior to the celebration of Barcelona Meeting Point, which will take place in the Fira de Barcelona from 18th until 22nd October.
Velayos explained that the property developer expects to record turnover of almost €1,000 million in 2019. “We will come in just below that figure in 2019 and then we will exceed it in 2020”, he said. Specifically, the company expects to complete this year with revenues of around €300 million and to record sales and EBITDA (gross profit) of €400 million and €100 million, respectively, in 2018.
Neinor Homes currently has 64 developments underway; in 2018, it expects to have 92; in 2019, more than 100; and in 2020, 120 in total, which translates into the forecast completion and handover of between 3,500 and 4,000 homes per year from 2020 onwards. “That is the pace that we want to maintain over the long-term”, said Velayos.
The property developer, which operates in Madrid, Catalunya, País Vasco, the Balearic Islands and Andalucía, is also looking at opportunities in Galicia and Portugal. At the moment, 50% of its output is divided between Madrid and Barcelona, and the other 50% is spread across the rest of Spain. Of the two large markets, Catalunya accounts for 20% of the total. “We are not planning to increase the weight of that autonomous region in our portfolio, for the time being at least”, he said.
Original story: El Periódico (by Max Jiménez Botías)
Translation: Carmel Drake