Ores Signs a €35M Loan to Finance New Purchases

11 October 2018 – Eje Prime

Ores is obtaining more fuel to continuing buying Spanish real estate. The Socimi, controlled by Bankinter, has signed a mortgage loan amounting to €35 million, which will facilitate “the execution of the company’s business plan with respect to future acquisitions”, according to a statement filed by the real estate manager with the Alternative Investment Market (MAB).

The company has formalised with a loan with a Spanish bank, whose identity the company declined to disclose. The loan term expires on 11 October 2023 and the principal will be returned with a single bullet payment. The loan has been structured in the following way: €28.1 million at a fixed rate of 1.79% and €6.9 million at a rate of 3-month Euribor with a floor of 0%, plus a spread of 1.35%.

The capital inflow to Ores arrives just in time. At the end of the first half of the year, the Socimi had already achieved more than 90% of its total investment target and it only had €30 million left for purchases.

Between January and June 2018, Bankinter’s Socimi obtained net income of €8 million and a gross operating profit (EBITDA) of €6.3 million. Nevertheless, the company saw its net profit fall during the first six months of the year, with losses amounting to €3.9 million.

During the first half of the year alone, Ores completed the acquisition of thirteen new assets in Spain and Portugal. The company disbursed €117.5 million for those properties, exceeding its forecast investment target by 10%. Similarly, the group, together with Sonae Sierra, purchased the Millenium de Madrid retail park for €31 million in July.

Ores currently has thirty assets in its portfolio, worth €328 million, which generates a gross annual income of €19.4 million. With these latest operations, the Socimi is on track towards the target established when it was created in December 2017 of investing €400 million in high street retail premises, supermarkets, retail parks (up to 20,000 m2), bank branches and unique assets with long-lasting rental contracts and solvent tenants.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Ores Acquires Millenium Retail Park in Madrid for €31M

20 July 2018 – Eje Prime

Ores is still on its shopping spree in Spain. The Socimi owned by Bankinter and Sonae Sierra has acquired the Millenium retail park in Madrid from the property developer Procinco for €31 million. The investment reinforces the new asset purchase plan that is being developed by the company, the most active of the entities listed on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) so far this year.

Millenium is a commercial complex located in El Carralero, within the municipality of Majadahonda, which was inaugurated in 2002. It has a gross leasable area of 11,353 m2 and its tenants include Media Markt, Aldi and Toys’r’us. Savills Aguirre Newman and JLL have advised Procinco on the sale.

“This operation demonstrates the high degree of interest from institutional investors in retail parks in Spain”, says Salvador González, National Director of Capital Markets at Savills Aguirre Newman.

In June, Ores purchased a package of four retail premises from Inditex for €12.5 million. With these latest operations, the Socimi is continuing with its new growth phase, which is going to be financed with a €140 million loan. With that financial injection, the group is going to undertake new real estate acquisitions in Spain and Portugal.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake