Temprano Capital Partners Acquires Plot in Sevilla for Student Halls

5 December 2018 – Press Release

During November 2018, Temprano Capital Partners, in a joint venture with CPA®:18 – Global and Helena Rivero, acquired a prime, city centre site in Sevilla to undertake the development of a premium student residence, to form part of the TSL programme in Iberia.

TSL is currently developing 5 projects in Spain and 3 in Portugal, together with the residence in Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, which was inaugurated in January this year. The TSL programme now amounts to 3,500 beds in Iberia.

The City of Sevilla is renowned, internationally, for its unique university atmosphere, with over 80,000 full-time students, approximately 4% of whom are from outside of Spain, a percentage that is increasing annually, given the popularity of interchange programmes, such as Erasmus and European funding initiatives.

Sevilla houses multiple further education facilities, with faculties spread throughout the city centre, including the University of Sevilla, University Pablo Olavide, the International University of Andalucía UNIA Cartuja, University Loyola Andalucía and CEU San Pablo Andalucía Bormujos, in addition to multiple language academies and institutes, such as the Spanish American Institute. Sevilla has a prestigious international status, offering a wide range of courses, and qualifications in all fields of study.

Sevilla also offers students a unique, historic environment with rich culture and multiple leisure and sports options. The site acquired is located on Calle Genaro Parlade to the south of the city centre in the “El Porvenir” neighbourhood. This area of the city is exceptionally well located for students with respect to the city centre and main university campuses – by foot, by bicycle or by public transport. The site was previously used by the Antares Sports and Social Club, which recently relocated to modern facilities in central Seville. The proposed project will result in a significant urban regeneration for both the local neighborhood and the City of Sevilla.

The project, which is currently in the design phase, will provide 505 premium studios in a building measuring 15,200 sqm. The studios will be delivered with high-quality designs and finishes, with fully fitted in-room kitchens; individual, ensuite bathrooms; high speed WI-FI connections and televisions. Furthermore, the Project will offer multiple services and on-site amenities such as a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, lounge, party rooms, cinema, laundry, library and study rooms. Extensive exterior areas for the students along with 24/7 concierge service are also envisaged and all included in the rent (…).

Temprano Capital Partners (Temprano) is a private European real estate investor and developer created in 2013. It is led by Neil Jones and James Preston and its current tactical focus is the Iberian market (Spain & Portugal) (…).

Original story: Press Release

Edited by: Carmel Drake

Corestate to Build 400-Bed Hall of Residence in Sevilla

3 May 2018 – Eje Prime

Corestate is expanding its footprint in the Spanish real estate sector. The fund, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, has purchased a plot of land in Sevilla from Helena Rivero, daughter of the former President of Metrovacesa Joaquín Rivero, for the construction of its second hall of residence for students in Spain. Having operated in the country since 2015, when it arrived at the hand of Grupo Villar Mir, the group has signed the acquisition of 2,200 m2 of land on which it will construct a building with 413 beds.

The project in the Andalucían capital comes after another one that the fund started work on in 2016 in Madrid, where it is currently working on the finishing touches to its first hall of residence for students in Spain. It is a renovated building in the Moncloa district, which is going to have 206 rooms and whose doors are expected to open in September, according to El Confidencial.

The plot in Sevilla is located on the Eusa campus, the university complex of the Sevillan Chamber of Commerce. With a buildable surface area of 11,000 m2, the construction work is going to be led by one of Corestate’s brands, Youniq. On the inside, the hall of residence will have a gym, study rooms, a swimming pool and fully equipped kitchens. The amount of the investment that the fund is going to make in the project has not been revealed.

Last year, Rivero purchased the plot that she has now sold plus another one, spanning 1,700 m2, located in the Club Antares area from the Chamber of Commerce. For both plots, the institution received €7.5 million.

On the Club Antares plot, Rivero is planning to compete with Corestate by constructing a prime hall of residence for students. The Andalucían businesswoman is holding conversations with another fund, Temprano Capital, to carry out that project in conjunction with the specialist operator Collegiate. The firm and the manager are already working together in Spain on a project in Finestrelles (Barcelona), as Eje Prime revealed.

In 2017, university halls of residences were the jewel in the alternative asset crown, a segment that grew significantly last year. In total, the real estate sector invested €560 million in the construction of rooms for students, compared with just €50 million that was transacted in 2016, according to data from the real estate consultancy JLL.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Sevilla’s Chamber Of Commerce Sells 2 Plots Of Land To Rivero Family

30 November 2016 – Real Estate Press

The Chamber of Commerce in Sevilla has recently completed the sale of a portion of land at the Antares Club, where a hotel is going to be constructed, as well as a plot of land next to Eusa, where a hall of residence for university students is going to be built. The buyer of both assets is the Rivero family.

Initially, the Chamber of Commerce’s conversations began with Joaquín Rivero Valcarce, the Jerez-born businessman who used to chair Bami and who led the merger with Metrovacesa and Gecina. Following the death of the businessman in September, his only daughter, Helena Rivera, decided to push ahead with the operation and subsequently completed the negotiations that her father had begun.

The total price for the acquisition of both plots of land amounts to around €7.5 million. The largest investment relates to the Antares hotel. The plot covers a surface area measuring 1,700 m2, allocated for tertiary use, which includes the current exhibition hall, the Spica hall, the unique sloping auditorium, as well as a section for squash courts and a space that is currently used as a car park. The amount of this acquisition is estimated to have reached €4.5 million. This plot of land has a buildable surface area of 6,000 m2, where a hotel containing around 100 rooms may be built.

In the case of Eusa, the plan is to construct a hall of residence for students, given that, as well as being located next to the Chamber of Commerce’s own training centre, the site will also be close to the Law and Business faculties and with good transport connections to the University of Pablo de Olavide. The company managed by Helena Rivero has invested €3 million on this plot of land, which may be used for educational purposes and whose buildable surface area amounts to 9,000 m2.

The Chamber of Commerce has declined to make any comments on the details of the operation, given that the negotiations are subject to confidentiality clauses. Nevertheless, the sources consulted say that the sale has gone ahead and has received the necessary approvals from the Chamber of Commerce and the Junta de Andalucía.

Original story: Real Estate Press

Translation: Carmel Drake