Metrovacesa Invests €41M in 196 New Build Homes in Lleida

3 April 2019 – Eje Prime

Metrovacesa is investing €41 million in the development of 196 homes in Lleida. The property developer has divided the project into two parts, with the first expected to be handed over in 2021. The real estate firm Finques Farré will be entrusted with the marketing of the development and Avintia Construcciones with its construction.

The Torres del Cel project will comprise two towers standing 60 m tall, with 21 storeys each. It will also include 210 parking spaces and 112 storerooms, plus four commercial premises.

The homes will be located in the vicinity of the La Llotja Conference Centre and will have views over the Segre River. The complex is 10 minutes on foot from Lleida train station.

Besides this project, Metrovacesa owns another plot in the city with capacity for the construction of another 250 homes.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Average Rental Prices Rose by 6% in Barcelona in 2018 to €930/Month

19 March 2019 – Eje Prime

The average rental price in Barcelona amounted to €929.57 per month in 2018, up by 6% compared to the previous year, according to data from the Property Developers’ Association of Cataluña. In total, 53,524 rental contracts were signed in the Catalan capital last year.

By district, Sarrià Sant Gervasi recorded the highest average price, of €1,269 per month, ahead of Les Cortes and El Eixample (€1,090 and €1,038 per month, respectively). The lowest prices were recorded in Nou Barris and Horta Guinardó, where average rents amounted to €675 and €764 per month, respectively.

Average rental prices also increased in the other three Catalan capitals in 2018. Girona recorded an average price of €598/month, up by 6.5% YoY; Tarragona of €514/month, up by 7.8% YoY; and Lleida of €432/month, up by 6.2% YoY.

The Catalan municipalities with the highest average rental prices in 2018 were Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Cabrils and Sant Cugat del Vallès, with average prices of €1,251, €1,178 and €1,149 per month, respectively.

In total, 167,458 rental contracts were signed in the autonomous region, up by 7% YoY, and the average rental price amounted to €692/month.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Eurofund Finalises the Entry of a Partner into its Project in Lleida & Starts Marketing

25 January 2019 – Eje Prime

Eurofund is taking another step towards making the Torres Salses retail park a reality. The company is finalising the incorporation of a partner into its project in Lleida, which will result in a global investment of between €80 million and €100 million. In parallel, Eurofund has now started to market the retail park.

According to explanations provided by sources in the sector speaking to EjePrime, the group is finalising the signing of an agreement with a capitalist partner to handle the investment that the complex will entail. It is a typical move within Eurofund’s strategy, which typically turns to partners to finance investments whilst the fund manager itself takes care of the management.

In parallel, Eurofund has now started the marketing phase of the retail park in Lleida, which will have a surface area of 56,000 m2. The company has started making contact with operators in the leisure (cinema), restaurant, DIY, furniture, gym and food sectors, typical firms in these types of developments.

The Torres Salses project, whose construction will begin in the autumn (2019), is located between the Magraneres and La Bordeta neighbourhoods of Lleida. The complex will become one of the few commercial and leisure spaces in the area.

Last October, Eurofund received the green light from the plenary of the Town Hall of Lleida to undertake the project. In December, Eurofund Parc Lleida signed an urban management agreement with the Town Hall to execute the widening and lengthening of the Víctor Torres road and the modification of the urban planning order for the Sur 42 sector of Torre Salses.

Subsequently, in the middle of December, Eurofund made effective the purchase from Sareb of 140,000 m2 of land in Torre Salses (Lleida). The purchase, carried out through Eurofund Parc Lleida, was completed after Eurofund successfully navigated Sareb’s processes, in particular, those relating to overseas investments.

Following those processes, Eurofund is now just waiting for the commercial licence to be granted for the retail park.

Grupo Eurofund currently owns retail assets amounting to more than €3.5 billion, including centres that it has constructed, as well as those still under construction. The fund manager was founded in 1994 and its first major development was Parc Vallès, in Terrassa (Barcelona).

The company is the owner of complexes such as Puerto Venecia in Zaragoza, and has an alliance with the British operator Intu to develop new shopping centres in Málaga, Valencia and Vigo. Over the last eighteen months, Eurofund Capital Partners has converted almost €350 million into real estate operations in Spain.

Original story: Eje Prime (by P. Riaño)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Eurofund Purchases a 140,000 m2 Plot in Lleida from Sareb

19 December 2018 – Eje Prime

Eurofund’s new macro-project in Lleida is taking shape. The group has completed the purchase from the Company for the Management of Assets proceeding from the Restructuring of the Banking System (Sareb) of 140,000 m2 of land in Torre Salses (Lleida). Eurofund’s plans involve investing €80 million to build a new shopping centre with a gross leasable area of 560,000 m2.

The purchase, carried out through Eurofund Parc Lleida, has been completed after Eurofund overcame Sareb’s processes, in particular, those relating to overseas investments. On 4 December, Eurofund Parc Lleida signed an urban planning management agreement with the Town Hall of the Catalan town to execute the widening and extension of Calle Víctor Torres and the modification of the urban planning order for the South 42 Torre Salses sector. The building work is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2019, according to Eje Prime.

Grupo Eurofund

Eurofund currently owns more than €3.5 billion in commercial assets, including the centres that it has constructed and those that it has under development. The fund manager was founded in 1994 and its first major development was Parc Vallès, in Terrassa (Barcelona).

The company is the owner of complexes such as Puerto Venecia, in Zaragoza, and maintains an alliance with the British operator Intu for the construction of new shopping centres in Málaga, Valencia and Vigo. Over the last 18 months, Eurofund Capital Partners has co-invested almost €350 million in real estate operations in Spain.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake