CBRE GI to Invest €350M in Real Estate Projects in 2020

6 January 2020 – Eje Prime

CBRE GI is entering the real estate finance market. Following its acquisition of Laxfield Capital, a British real estate debt platform, at the end of last year, the group has announced that it is going to invest €350 million in new purchases in 2020, focusing not only on the acquisition of assets but also on the commissioning of real estate projects.

CBRE GI already reported that the Spanish market will be a clear objective for this new line of business. Last year, the firm invested €350 million in Spain and Portugal, where it currently owns 13 shopping centre, 43 logistics platforms, 3 office buildings, 10 hotels, 37 halls of residence and 73 homes.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Goodman Real Estate Rings Out 2019 With Acquisition in Madrid

4 January 2020 Goodman Real Estate has finalised its acquisition of a plot of land in Getafe, Madrid, from Lonestar, CaixaBank and the Masaveu family for thirty million euros. The land, where Goodman will invest 90 million euros to build a new logistics facility, is located in the southern zone of Madrid.

The deal is an example of the type of logistics operations that are driving the Spanish sector, as the rise of e-commerce and a focus on last-mile facilities are ramping up demand. According to estimates by JLL, investors ploughed a record 1.818 billion euros into the sector in 2019, an increase of 27.5% year-on-year.

Approximately 50% of the logistics facilities sold in 2019 were in Madrid, while a further 25% were located in Barcelona. Secondary markets, such as Bilbao and Zaragoza, are also gaining prominence. The increase in investor interest has also squeezed profitability in the two largest markets, falling from 5-6% to just 4.75%.

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Goodman Real Estate ha finalizado su adquisición de un terreno en Getafe, Madrid, de Lonestar, CaixaBank y la familia Masaveu por treinta millones de euros. El terreno, donde Goodman invertirá 90 millones de euros para construir una nueva plataforma logística, se encuentra en la zona sur de Madrid.

El acuerdo es un ejemplo del tipo de operaciones logísticas que están impulsando el sector español, ya que el aumento del comercio electrónico y un enfoque en las instalaciones de última milla están aumentando la demanda. Según las estimaciones de JLL, los inversores invirtieron un récord de 1.818 millones de euros en el sector en 2019, un aumento del 27,5% interanual.

Aproximadamente el 50% de las instalaciones logísticas vendidas en 2019 se encontraban en Madrid, mientras que otro 25% se encontraba en Barcelona. Los mercados secundarios, como Bilbao y Zaragoza, también están ganando protagonismo. El aumento en el interés de los inversores también ha reducido la rentabilidad en los dos mercados más grandes, cayendo del 5-6% a solo el 4.75%.

Original Story: El Confidencial – E. Sanz / C. Hernanz

Translation/Summary: Richard D. Turner

Patrizia to Sell Amazon’s Logistics Platform in Madrid

4 January 2020 The German firm Patrizia has decided to sell two logistics assets in Madrid. The platforms include Amazon’s logistics centre in Getafe and a warehouse in Torrejón de Ardoz. Patrizia is looking to raise 150 million euros with the sale.

Amazon’s facility in Getafe is raising the most investor interest. The 58,000-m2 asset has a long-term lease with the e-commerce giant and is located near the M-50 ring-road. Patrizia acquired the property in 2017 and paid 40 million euros to build the platform.

La firma alemana Patrizia ha decidido vender dos activos logísticos en Madrid. Las plataformas incluyen el centro logístico de Amazon en Getafe y un almacén en Torrejón de Ardoz. Patrizia busca recaudar 150 millones de euros con la venta.

Las instalaciones de Amazon en Getafe están generando el mayor parte del interés de los inversores. El activo de 58,000 m2 tiene un contrato de arrendamiento a largo plazo con el gigante del comercio electrónico y está ubicado cerca de la carretera M-50. Patrizia adquirió la propiedad en 2017 y pagó 40 millones de euros para construir la plataforma.

Original Story: Idealista / El Economista

Translation/Summary: Richard D. Turner

Montepino Snaps Up Two Plots of Land for Logistics Platforms in Castellbisbal

28 October 2019 – Montepino, a developer controlled by the Europroyev Group, has acquired two plots of land destined for logistics platforms in Castellbisbal, Barcelona. The consultancy CBRE advised Montepino on the transaction.

With this acquisition, the firm now has a total of 85,000 square meters of land in Catalonia, with the capacity to build two logistics platforms measuring 13,000 and 16,000 square meters, respectively.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

HNA Acquires Logistics Platform in Guadalajara for €10.5 Million

28 October 2019 – HNA has acquired a logistics platform in Alovera, Guadalajara, from an undisclosed family office in Madrid for 10.5 million euros. The consultancy Knight Frank and InmoKing Real Estate advised on the deal.

The acquisition of the 16,674 square-meter asset is part of HNA’s current strategy of increasing its investments in the real estate sector.

In February, the company also acquired the office building located at Calle Emilio Vargas  2, in Madrid. The 7,574-m2 building has seven floors and is currently 100% leased.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Mountpark Negotiating the Acquisition of Land for Logistics Platform to the South of Madrid

30 September 2019 – Mountpark is negotiating the acquisition of more than two million square meters of land in the south of Madrid. The developer intends to build a major logistics platform at the site, one with more than 40,000 square meters of surface area.

The company is planning on copying another platform it built recently at the Iberum Central Platform, in Illescas, Toledo. Mountpark built a 44,000-square-meter warehouse for XPO Logistics that H&M is using.

Mountpark Iberia is a part of a joint venture by Usaa Realco-Europe Holdco, the Dutch subsidiary of the US firm Usaa Real Estate, and the Luxembourg-based Mountpark Finco Sarl.

Original Story: Eje Prime – Marc Vidal Ordeig

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

AMC Sells Warehouse in Sant Andreu de la Barca for €1.5 Million

3 September 2019

The Switzerland-based Alfa Metalcraft Corporation (AMC), which specializes in steel kitchen systems, has sold a warehouse with an area of 5,755 m2 of constructed surface area for 1.5 million euros to an unnamed company that supplies equipment for industrial transmission and linear motion systems.

The asset is located on a 12,000 m2 plot of land in the Can Sunyer industrial estate, in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona. NCI Asesores Inmobiliarios mediated the sale.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Savills Investment Management Acquires Logistics Platform in Zaragoza for €40MM

30 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Savills Investment Management (SIM), has acquired a logistics platform in the Plaza Logística park in Zaragoza, for 40 million euros. The asset is currently leased to the French company Decathlon. SIM acquired the asset through the Savills IM European Logistics Fund 2 (ELF-2) fund.

The property has a gross leasable area of 50,520 square meters and occupies a 90,000-m2 plot of land.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Allegra Looks to Sell Logistics Platform Nearby Amazon and Madrid

29 June 2019

The real estate group, Allegra Holding, is looking to take advantage of the substantially increased interest in e-commerce and its effect on the logistics industry to sell the Postremo project. Postremo comprises two warehouses in Villaverde, on the outskirts of Madrid, and a plot of land located in front of a facility owned by Amazon in San Fernando de Henares, just 30 kilometres from central Madrid.

Allegra mandated Knight Frank to lead the sale, which could raise 30 million euros, providing a return of approximately 5% to any potential buyer. The assets include two warehouses, with a total surface area of roughly 17,000 m2, which the logistics firm On Time is currently leasing. The 16,430-m2 plot of land has an approved project to build a 10,265-square-meter warehouse

Original Story: El Confidencial – Ruth Ugalde

Logistics Sector Booming in Spain

25 June 2019

The logistics sector in Spain is booming due to the public’s ever-growing use of e-commerce. Investments in the sector reached 2.4 billion euros last year. According to a report by Solvia, the real estate servicer recently acquired by Intrum, the sector grew by 20% between March 2018 and March 2019 as more than 7 million square meters of logistics spaces were taken on. Solvia also warned that supply is beginning to tighten in the larger Spanish cities.

The rental market for logistic assets is still strong as well. Rental income in Madrid and Barcelona is currently close to 5 and 6 euros per square meter, respectively. Profitability also remains high, with average gross return rates at 7.3%.

According to Solvia, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza and Valencia accounted for 50% of the sales of logistics assets in the last twelve months. Just in Madrid, buyers acquired more than one million square meters between March 2018 and March 2019.

Original Story: ABC – Guillermo Giné