CBRE: Logistics Investment in Valencia Soared by 90% in 2018 to €80M

10 April 2019 – Las Provincias

According to the real estate consultancy CBRE, logistics investment in the province of Valencia rose by 90% YoY in 2018 to €80 million. Nevertheless, it warned that speculative projects have also increased, namely those that are built without a prior contract or guarantee in place for their subsequent sale or rental. Having said that, the market has been readily absorbing the new properties, so far at least, given the rise in demand for logistics warehouses.

According to Javier Muñoz (pictured above, left), Head of Industrial and Logistics at CBRE in Valencia, more high-quality products need to be constructed, given that only 27% of the warehouses in the province currently comply with logistics requirements.

In terms of the type of operations completed last year, the largest deals involved turnkey projects, whilst the number of speculative projects increased. In total 22 transactions of both types were completed in 2018 compared with 10 turnkey projects in 2017. The total stock increased by 24% as a result to reach 2,832,850 m2, and the availability rate at the end of Q1 2019 was 5.9%.

Rental prices continued to rise, with prime rents reaching €4.50/m2/month, in line with those observed in other European cities such as Rome, Amsterdam and Milan. Yields on logistics assets in Valencia currently amount to 6.7% thanks to the strong performance of the sector and interest from large international and smaller local players alike.

Original story: Las Provincias (by Elísabeth Rodríguez)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Cerberus, Aedas & Neinor Compete to Acquire the Mestalla Plots in Valencia

5 November 2018 – Eje Prime

Three great players want to score a goal on the grounds of the Mestalla stadium. The US fund Cerberus and the Spanish property developers Neinor Homes and Aedas Homes are interested in acquiring the more than 100,000 m2 of residential and tertiary land that Valencia Football Club is going to release when it demolishes its stadium, according to València Plaza.

The process to sell the land, which is being led by the consultancy firm Deloitte, has already received interest from up to 25 companies, as the Director General of Valencia FC, Mateu Alemany, explained to the press last week. The value of the plots amounts to €120 million, although the club has not revealed the exact price for which it plans to sell them.

Located on Avenida Aragón, the Mestalla land will have a new owner before long. The funds and property developers that want to invest in this operation have until 8 November to place their non-binding offers on the table, with the obligation to convert them into binding offers by the end of the year.

The interest from Neinor and Aedas in these plots is in line with their investments in the Community of Valencia. In the case of the property developer led by Juan Velayos, the company already has €200 million committed in the region. Last week, Neinor announced the launch of its first 48 homes in the provincial capital, where it is now working to obtain the licence for a second development comprising one hundred homes in Quatre Carreres.

Meanwhile, Aedas is planning to build 500 homes in the Community of Valencia and has already started marketing 120 units, distributed over two blocks, which are going to be built very close to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. The US firm Cerberus would undertake this purchase through its property developer Inmoglacier, which opened its first office in the city opposite the Mestalla stadium at the end of October.

Several local players including Atitlán, the investment firm owned by Roberto Centeno and Aritza Rodero, Grupo Ática and the construction firm Bertolín are also on the list of candidates who want to buy Valencia FC’s former grounds.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake