Mango’s Owner Sells a Logistics Warehouse in Barcelona to Jevaso for €25M

28 February 2019 – Idealista

Isak Andic, the owner of Mango, has sold its former distribution hub in Parets del Vallès, Barcelona to the logistics operator Jevaso for €25 million. The warehouse has a surface area of 35,000 m2 and the deal was actually completed in the second half of 2018.

Mango’s expansion means that the firm no longer needs this plant, in which it invested €45 million initially. It has already been replaced by the fashion retailer’s current complex in Lliçà d’Amunt.

Jevaso is one of the largest operators in the Spanish logistics sector and provides services to large fashion groups across the country.

Original story: Idealista

Summary translation by: Carmel Drake

Tritax Purchases Mango’s Logistics Centre from VGP for €150M

26 September 2018 – Expansión

Less than two years is the time that Mango’s logistics platform has been in the hands of the Belgian group VGP. In December 2016, the Brussels-based firm paid €150 million for the logistics complex that Mango had built in Lliçà d’Amunt (Barcelona) and which has a surface area of 250,000 m2 together with some adjoining land on which an additional 100,000 m2 may be built.

According to sources speaking to Expansión, VGP has just sold the asset to the British group Tritax Big Box, a firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The buyer of the complex, which Mango inaugurated in the middle of 2016, is a real estate investor specialising in the logistics market. Some of its largest properties include logistics platforms leased to large companies such as Amazon, Unilever, Kuehne+Nagel, L’Oréal, Hachette, Whirlpool, Kellogg’s, Tesco and DHL.

At the end of 2017, Tritax’s portfolio was worth GBP 2.61 billion (€2.92 billion at current exchange rates), 38.1% more than the previous year. Tritax has been advised by the law firm Ashurst in what has been its first operation in the Spanish market. VGP has been advised by the real estate consultancy firm JLL.

Last summer, Tritax raised €300 million through a public offer for sale on the London Stock Exchange. The objective of its managers is to use that money, together with external financing, to acquire logistics properties in Continental Europe.

“Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and its logistics market is one of the strongest in Europe, with high demand and a limited supply of buildings and land, especially for logistics assets of this kind”, said Nick Preston, manager of Tritax Eurobox, in a statement.

The lease contract for the logistics centre, which has a surface area of 186,138 m2, has a 30-year term, until 2046, although Mango has the option to cancel it in 2036, 2039 and 2042. According to Tritax, the annual rent that Mango pays will allow it to obtain an annual yield of 5%.

Isak Andic decided to build this logistics platform in response to the increase in sales that the fashion chain was experiencing, although that growth has slowed in recent years.

Last year, Mango recorded losses of €33 million, down by 46% compared to 2016, the year in which the company recorded negative results for the first time in its history, with losses of €61 million. In 2017, sales decreased by 2.9%, the same drop as the previous year, and amounted to €2.194 billion.


The sale of the logistics centre was the first divestment that Andic made after investing a large proportion of his profits in the real estate sector in previous years. But it was not the last, given that a year later, in December 2017, he sold the chain’s headquarters, located in Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona) to the British group Invesco for €100 million.

Original story: Expansión (by M. Anglés, S. Saiz & R. Casado)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Mango’s Owner Sells H&M Store in Burgos for €12.6M

11 January 2018 – Eje Prime

The property will continue to be occupied by H&M after the operation. The Swedish retailer leases the 3,000 m2 building, which Mango purchased at the end of the economic crisis for €8 million.

Mutualidad General de Abogacía is adding new assets to its property portfolio. The company has acquired the building that houses the flagship store of the Swedish giant H&M in Burgos for €12.6 million, according to sources close to the operation. Until now, the property had formed part of the portfolio of Punto Na, the real estate company owned by the businessman Isak Andic, founder of the Catalan fashion chain Mango.

The property has a retail surface area of 3,000 m2, spread over four floors. The operation, which has been brokered by the real estate consultants Torit Allocation and Otto Capital, will allow Mutualidad General de Abogacía to fatten up its collection of retail assets, which account for 30% of the group’s total portfolio. Following the acquisition, the fashion chain H&M will continue to operate in the store, whereby guaranteeing the Mutua de los Abogados a profitable long-term tenant.

The building is located on the corner of number 1 Plaza de Santo Domingo and number 2 Calle Moneda, and has a façade measuring 66 m. The store is located next to several Inditex and Mango shops, as well as a large El Corte Inglés department store.

Punta Na acquired the building at the end of the economic crisis for €8 million. Until then, the building had been occupied by the historical Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Burgos (…).

In recent years, the owner of Mango has been growing his portfolio of assets by buying up retail premises. Although the businessman’s real estate company is Punto Na, Andic also operates in the retail sector with Punto Fa, which is the company through which he operates Mango.

Thus, like Amancio Ortega has done with Pontegadea, the founder of the Catalan fashion chain, owned assets worth €1.329 billion in 2016 and his objective was to continue to increase his portfolio by acquiring retail premises to lease them to large fashion retailers, which tend to sign long-term lease contracts (…).

The lawyers’ mutual society, a not-for-profit organisation that offers investment solutions for legal professionals, owns a large portfolio of properties all over Spain. The entity has 44 assets under management, spanning a total surface area of 271,816 m2, of which 89% are occupied by tenants (rental arrangements).

By type of assets, 53% of the portfolio comprises offices, 20% hotels, and the remaining 27% is split between retail premises, nursing homes, industrial assets and parking lots.

In terms of the geographical distribution, most of the portfolio’s real estate assets are located in the Community of Madrid, specifically, 29 assets. The other properties are located in Barcelona, where it owns 4 assets; plus it has around ten more buildings in Alicante, Almería, Bilbao, Granada, Málaga, Salamanca, Santander, Sevilla, Lérida, Valladolid and Vigo.

Original story: Eje Prime (by Custodio Pareja)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Isak Andic Sells Mango Logistics Centre To VGP For €150M

21 December 2016 – Expansión

Isak Andic has decided to re-launch his property company Punta Na and turn it into a real estate firm specialising in flagship stores (iconic shops located on major shopping streets). To this end, Andic has signed a deal to generate cash from the sale of one of his major non-retail real estate assets: the Mango logistics centre, located in the Barcelona town of Lliçà d’Amunt.

This modern logistics complex, measuring 180,000 m2, is where the Catalan textile group stores all of the products from its hanging garment range for distribution to its stores and online. Inaugurated at the beginning of this year, the centre is expected to by fully operational by the beginning of 2017.

Moreover, the acquired property has the potential to be extended by another 80,000 m2 in terms of gross leasable area (GLA). Once it is complete, the Mango building will occupy a surface area of around 260,000 m2, comprising the logistics centre and office space.

Punta Na used to be the owner of this complex, as well as of the adjoining plots of land measuring 150,000 m2, on which VGP could construct 100,000 m2 of gross leasable space for use by other companies.

In total, the Belgian firm (which is headquartered in Brussels) will pay €150 million for the centre and the plots of land, according to a statement made today to the country’s stock market regulator.

Punta Na

Like other large fortunes, the founder of Mango, Isak Andic, has invested some of the profits obtained from the textile group into his real estate business. Through his property company Punta Na, Andic owns properties worth hundreds of millions of euros, including some premises leased to the textile company itself, as well as others leased to competitors, such as the Inditex group, in a similar fashion to Amancio Ortega and his real estate company, Pontegadea.

Until a few months ago, Punta Na did not employ any senior management personnel. Nevertheless, in November, the firm recruited Miquel Roig as its CEO, with the aim of professionalising the management of the company and making it grow.

The company’s plan involves using the funds obtained from the sale of the logistics assets to VGP to expand its portfolio of flagship retail premises, according to sources close to the company.

Last year, Punta Na earned €205,000 compared with €50 million the year before.

Original story: Expansión (by Rocío Ruiz)

Translation: Carmel Drake