Mercal Inmeubles Sells Two Stores in Madrid for €1.7 Million

2 December 2019 – Mercal Inmuebles has finalised its first sale of assets, selling two commercial premises in Madrid for 1.7 million euros. The two conjoined properties are located at Calle Guzmán el Bueno 16, on the ground floor and mezzanine levels of the building.

According to Ibertasa, the stores were valued at approximately 972,000 euros just last year, up from 903,000 euros in 2013. The assets together have 307 m2 and are currently leased to Bankia. Mercal had already had the assets in its portfolio for a decade.

Original Story: Idealista – David Martínez

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Bankinter Acquires Primark’s Future Flagship Store in Barcelona

18 November 2019 – Zambal, a socimi managed by IBA Capital Partners, has sold the future Primark flagship store at Plaça de Cataluyna 23, in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, to a group of Spanish investors led by Bankinter.

The company sold an 89% stake in Trébol Core Properties, the company that owns the asset, for 71 million euros. IBA Capital Partners will continue to manage both the property and the company.

Primark expects to open the store early next year.

Original Story: Idealista

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Deka Sells Eleven of the Stores it Acquired from Inditex for €105 Million

14 October 2019 The German investment fund Deka has sold eleven of the stores it acquired from Inditex for a total of 105 million euros. The firm stated that the sale was intended to “cover expenses” since the sales price was already 5% higher than Deka had paid for the assets.

Although Deka had initially intended to find a single buyer, the firm ended up selling the assets to an array of mainly local investors.  Deka sold assets located in Albacete, Palma, Sevilla, San Sebastián, Ciudad Real, Zamora, Fuengirola and Lisbon. The firm is also finalising the sale of a store in Córdoba.

Original Story: Eje Prime – Marc Vidal Ordeig

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner