Palm Capital Acquires 3 Logistics Projects in Getafe from BCM

26 February 2018 – Observatorio Inmobiliario

Palm Capital has become a protagonist in the Spanish logistics market with the acquisition of three projects in the Los Gavilanes Business Area in Getafe from the property developer BCM (MCA Group). The operation, advised by the real estate consultancy Proequity, involves the acquisition, under the forward funding method, of three turnkey logistics projects with constructed surface areas of approximately 33,000 m2, 25,000 m2 and 27,000 m2, respectively.

The price for which the agreement has been closed has not been disclosed by the parties, but the value of the three completed projects is estimated to amount to around €100 million.

The first project that is going to be constructed will comprise two platforms measuring 22,000 m2 and 11,000 m2, which may house up to four different operators. It is expected to be ready for delivery by the first half of 2019.

With this acquisition, Palm Capital is going to become the main owner in the Los Gavilanes Business Area, with more than 85,000 m2 of leasable logistics space under ownership. Gavilanes represents the first acquisition that Palm Capital made in the Spanish logistics market and marks the beginning of an ambitious expansion plan through which it intends to acquire and build more logistics assets in the short term.

The Los Gavilanes Business Area is positioned in a strategic location in the south of Madrid, 16km from the centre of the Spanish capital. It has quick access to the A-4 highway between Madrid and Andalucía and 1,500 m2 of its façade overlooks the M-50 ring road. For this reason, first-class companies such as Amazon and Decathlon have already chosen the location for their distribution centres.

Original story: Observatorio Inmobiliario

Translation: Carmel Drake

Prologis Invests €11M In A Logistics Project In Madrid

20 February 2017 – Expansión

Prologis, the world leader in real estate assets, has decided to launch two logistics projects in Spain. “Our most recent project involved a 14,000 m2 distribution warehouse, which we built for TNT in the Puerta de Madrid industrial estate in San Fernando de Henares. That was completed in 2015. Prior to that, our next most recent development was initiated at the beginning of 2008”, explains Gustavo Cardozo, Senior Vice President at Prologis Iberia.

Now, Prologis has decided to launch a 23,000 m2 industrial complex in Valencia, which it initiated at the end of 2016, and it is also starting a new 21,000 m2 development in Madrid.

The latter is a logistics building in Prologis Park San Fernando de Henares, a 90,000 m2 industrial complex that Prologis started to develop a year and a half ago, with urbanisation and infrastructure works.

Prologis will invest €11 million in the new building in Madrid, including the cost of buying the land. “The logistics market in Madrid lacks modern and efficient warehouses in the metropolitan area and we think that demand for large spaces is going to grow over the next few months”.

Prologis Spain owns 38 logistics properties covering more than 800,000 m2.

Original story: Expansión (by Rocío Ruiz)

Translation: Carmel Drake