Árima Acquires Two Prime Office Buildings in Madrid

7 February 2019

Árima is remaining faithful to its goal of generating value for its shareholders and complying with its contractual committments. In this line, Árima has concluded the acquisition of two office buildings in Madrid, fulfilling the binding investment commitment it announced on December 27, 2018. Árima also announced that it had signed a 30-million-euro bridge loan with CaixaBank, which will allow it to continue expanding its portfolio.

On December 27, the Socimi announced the acquisition of its first two real estate office assets for 31 million euros. The assets in the middle of the Madrid central business district: on calle María de Molina, on the corner of Príncipe de Vergara, and at the junction of Paseo de la Habana and Avenida de Alfonso XIII. The firm also announced a binding commitment to acquire two prime office buildings, which it formalised in January 2019, as planned. The total amount of the operation amounts to 62.75 million euros. The two office buildings have a total gross leasable area of ​​20,200 m2 and have a total of 395 parking spaces.

The first of the two assets is located on calle Josefa Valcárcel 42, in the urban and very corporate area around the M30-A2, next to the new headquarters of Santander Spain and calle Arturo Soria, and with quick access to the airport. The building benefits from high levels of visibility from the A2 and is currently leased to very well-regarded Spanish multimedia groups. Árima has hired the architectural studio Álvarez-Sala to plan a full rehabilitation and transform it into one of the best office buildings in the area.

The other property is in the Cristalia business park, in the business district of Campo de las Naciones. It is one of the best buildings in the area and has LEED Gold certification. The building is partially leased to one of the largest insurance groups in the world, and the company is in advanced negotiations to take over the rest of the building.

In total, the Socimi, which debuted on the stock market on October 23, has completed the acquisition of four real estate assets and has already invested all the funds it raised from its shareholders. The acquisitions faithfully adhere to the socimi’s investment model, which is made up of a balanced portfolio of leased offices with a significant potential for elevated returns for the socimi’s shareholders.

Luis Alfonso López de Herrera-Oria, the CEO of Árima, stated: “We are still able to find good opportunities that, thanks to the team’s agility and real estate experience, we can quickly execute and increase their value, as we have shown in the past.”

EY Abogados acted as a legal advisor, PwC for technical due diligence and CBRE as a global advisor for Árima on the operation.

Original Story: EjePrime

Translation: Richard Turner


Axiare Leases 2 Industrial Warehouses In Madrid To Transaher

16 May 2017 – Inmodiario

Axiare Patrimonio Socimi SA has leased a total surface area of 42,000 m2 to the company Transaher. This is the first turnkey project measuring more than 30,000 m2 to have been constructed in the first (logistics) ring of Madrid since 2010.

Cushman & Wakefield, the global leader in real estate services, has advised the Socimi on this operation, which includes a logistics warehouse measuring 26,500 m2 and a cross-docking building covering 16,300 m2. The latter will also include a surface area for office use, where Transaher will establish its main headquarters.

Both buildings will be constructed with Class A specifications for logistics operators and will have a Gold LEED certification.

“We think that this is a very important operation for the owner of the project, because it has managed to close a turnkey operation spanning more than 40,000 m2, as well as for the tenant, which is going to have some new flagsgip facilities, with very high-quality standards. In this sense, the efficiency of the project will be maximised”, explained Guillermo García-Almuzara Rodríguez, Director of Logistics & Industrial at Cushman & Wakefield Spain.

“Transaher is a logistics company that is continuously expanding and through this project, we will boost our two business lines: Transport in the cross-docking building, and Logistics. By having two buildings in the same park, we will be able to strengthen the Same-day and home-delivery services to Logistics clients, as well as significantly extend the cut-off times for warehouse orders, by increasing the synergy with transport. Moreover, the location is exceptional in terms of connections, which will positively influence distribution”, said Mª Luz Cobos, Director General of the Transaher Group.

Completion in 2018

The development of Axiare’s logistics park in San Fernando de Henares spans more than 70,000 m2, of which 60% is already leased. The park is home to another logistics building, measuring 28,000 m2, which is configured to deal with demand for spaces of 5,000 m2 upwards. Completion of the warehouses is scheduled for H1 2018.

“We think that the San Fernando park is going to be a role model, both in terms of the quality and versatility of the building, as well as its magnificent location and environmental features, given that it will benefit from a Gold LEED energy rating”, added García-Almuzara.

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake