Lladó Family Buys Office Building in Madrid from Axiare for €30M

22 December 2017 – Eje Prime

Axiare is ending the year by starting a new divestment phase and the Lladó family is growing its portfolio of assets. José Lladó, President and majority shareholder of Técnicas Reunidas, is exercising his real estate leg with the purchase of a building on Calle Fernando el Santo, owned by the Socimi Axiare, for €30 million. The asset will become the new headquarters of the European investment fund Eurofund Capital Partners.

The Socimi has begun its divestment phase and has decided to get rid of its Fernando el Santo property, a prime building located in the centre of Madrid, for which it will receive proceeds of €30 million.

The property, measuring 3,254 m2 spread over six floors, is located at number 15 Calle Fernando el Santo.  It has 42 underground parking spaces and currently houses the headquarters of the Argentinian embassy and consulate in Spain. It is adjacent to the current residence of the Argentinian ambassador.

The Socimi has obtained a return of 82% from this asset in just three years, after having purchased the property in 2014 for €16.5 million. Moreover, the building’s rent has risen by 43% during the three years that the company has managed it.

The new owner of the building is the Lladó family, which in recent months has opted to acquired assets located in prime areas where the value of those assets may exceed their prices over the coming years. Before acquiring this property from Axiare, the company purchased another building from the Socimi Hispania, which will house the future headquarters of the law firm Uría y Menéndez for €29 million.

In recent years, the owner of Técnicas Reunidas has also purchased a building at number 2 Marqués de la Ensenada, located just a stone’s throw from Plaza Colón in Madrid, for €6 million. In July 2014, the family office also purchased a building from Vía Célere at number 15 Paseo de Recoletos, for almost €20 million. The Lladó family also owns the property at number 33 on the same street.

Axiare starts divesting at the height of its takeover bid

The Socimi Axiare, which on the offensive, after Colonial launched a takeover bid to take control of the Socimi, is beginning a new divestment phase with the sale of this asset.

Axiare’s portfolio appeals to Colonial because it mainly comprises offices (74%), but also contains other types of assets, such as commercial premises, which account for 9% of the total, and logistics assets, which represent 18% of the total. The Socimi is led by Luis Alfonso López de Herrera-Oria.

The main assets of Axiare, whose tenants include companies such as eBay, Cuatrecasas, Konecta, McKinsey&Company and Alantra amongst its clients, are its office buildings on Calle Sagasta in Madrid, measuring 7,054 m2; on Calle Velázquez, measuring 16,816 m2; and on Calle Manuel de Falla, measuring 6,252 m2.

Original story: Eje Prime (by Custodio Pareja)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Axiare Buys McKinsey & Co’s HQ In Madrid For €41.8M

24 November 2016 – Inmodiario

The Socimi led by Luis López de Herrera-Oria has completed the acquisition of McKinsey & Co’s headquarters in Spain, involving an investment of €41.8 million. This is one of the properties that Axiare Patrimonio had included in its pipeline, according to an announcement made by the firm on 15 November. The acquisition has been completed in an off-market operation, in line with the Socimi’s strategy to purchase assets at competitive prices and with strong potential for appreciation in value.

The historical property, which has been converted into offices, has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 7,054 m2 and 93 parking spaces. It is located in the Calle Almagro area of Madrid, close to the offices of Cuatrecasa Gonçalves y Pereira, Ramón y Cajal, Linklaters and the headquarters of Innovación de BBVA.

Luis López de Herrera-Oria, CEO of Axiare Patrimonio, said: “With the purchase of this property, Axiare Patrimonio continues to push ahead with the fulfilment of its business plan and approaches the end of 2016 with a strong outlook”. López de Herrera-Oria added: “The unique building, located in the Plaza de Alonso Martínez, fulfils all of our pre-requisites: it is a prime product, located in the capital’s financial centre and it has great potential to create value. (…).

So far this year, Axiare Patrimonio has signed 24 lease contracts covering a GLA of more than 100,000 m2. (…). The Socimi now owns real estate assets worth €1,100 million, with great potential to generate value: it forecasts that its rental income will increase by 77% over the next year and a half, from its current level of €42 million per annum to €76 million by 2018. (…).

For this transaction, Axiare Patrimonio has been advised by EY (legal), PwC (technical) and Cushman & Wakefield (commercial). The seller has been advised by Tenigla Real Estate and Aiga Investments.

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake