28 November 2018 – Eje Prime
Patrizia Immobilien AG is gaining financial muscle in the Spanish market. The German fund manager has purchased a space measuring 66,424 m2, divided into two properties, south of Madrid for €37.5 million. With this operation, the company is strengthening another of its key segments in the Spanish real estate market, after launching its first residential project in the country in July 2017.
The latest complex is located in the municipality of Ontígola in Toledo and is leased in its entirety to two tenants: the transport company DHL and the company specialising in logistics for the textile sector Logisfashion. Both groups are expected to begin their activity in the premises during the first half of 2019.
Patrizia has acquired this logistics unit through its latest fund. In fact, it is the seventh fund that the company has launched in Europe with the aim of buying real estate assets, in particular in the segment for offices, industrial assets and residential properties.
“This operation underlines the company’s commitment to the Spanish logistics sector, which is experiencing one of its best ever moments due to the boost from e-commerce and the shortage of good-quality assets”, said Eduardo Roza, Head of Operations at Patrizia in Spain, in a statement.
Currently, the group manages four logistics properties located in Madrid and Barcelona, spanning more than 200,000 m2 in total. In Spain, Patrizia also has a portfolio of residential rental assets worth €1 billion. The company has its headquarters in Spain in Madrid, where it employs a workforce of fourteen.
The group is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany and was founded in 1984 by its current CEO, Wolfgang Egger. Patrizia Immobilien is one of the largest real estate investment management entities in Europe. The company controls a real estate portfolio worth €19.5 billion with assets located across more than fifteen countries in the Old Continent.
The company operates as a strategic investment advisor, both for large institutional investors (insurance companies, pension funds, sovereign funds, savings banks and credit cooperatives), as well as for domestic and international investors.
Original story: Eje Prime (by Berta Seijo)
Translation: Carmel Drake