Azora and Palladium Create Joint Venture to Operate Luxury Hotel son the Mediterranean

9 September 2019

Azora, a Spanish real estate fund manager, announced the creation of a new joint venture with the Palladium Group, which is owned by the Matutes family. Azora will control 75% of the new firm, with the rest going to Palladium. The firm will invest in luxury hotels on the Mediterranean coast.

The company will begin with an initial investment of €225 million, including three existing assets. Those consist of two hotels in Ibiza and one in Cefalù, in northern Sicily (Italy). The first is the BLESS Hotel Ibiza, a 151-room, five-star hotel owned by Palladium. The group recently converted the hotel from a 3-star unit.  The second asset is the Fiesta Hotel Tanit, a 440-room, 3-star hotel which the firm will also convert into an all-inclusive, adults-only luxury hotel.

The hotel in Italy is the 529-room, 4-star Fiesta Sicilia Resort, which like the first two,  the firm will convert into a 5-star unit.

Azora and Palladium have committed to investments of up to 500 million euros.

Original Story: El País

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Cerberus and Arrow Capital Team Up to Invest €2 Billion in the Logistics Sector

20 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Cerberus and Arrow Capital Partners have teamed up to create a new joint venture named SIRE (Strategic Industrial Real Estate). The two firms aim to control a €2-billion portfolio of logistics assets, targeting long-term investments in both the industrial market and urban logistics properties.

SIRE will primarily invest in high-quality, low-risk assets (core plus), looking for returns exceeding 5%, as it bets on continued growth in the e-commerce market. The new firm will invest in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and the Benelux countries. SIRE intends to invest in individual properties worth between 5 and 100 million euros and portfolios valued between 10 and 500 million euros.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Ruth Ugalde