Serprocol Acquires Plot of Land in Madrid for €3 Million

19 November 2019 – Serprocol has finalised its acquisition of a plot of land at Calle José Basbastre 10 in Madrid for more than three million euros. The real estate cooperative plans to build a 26-unit development with two to three bedrooms and an underground garage.

The firm obtained financing from Stoneweg, which recently launched a €50-million fund for financing real estate deals.

Sales for the flats at Calle José Basbastre 10 began during the last quarter of 2018 and are expected to continue through to the second quarter of 2020. By the end of last month, Serprocol had already sold 69% of the flats (18). The 5-floor apartment building will have a shared solarium and spa on the terraced roof.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Photo: Idealista

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Stoneweg Sells a Penthouse for €5,550/M2 in Tetuan

15 October 2019 – Stoneweg has just sold a flat in one of the two high-rise apartment buildings it is building in Tetuán, Madrid. The Swiss firm managed to sell one of the penthouses for a record sales price of 5,500 euros per m2.  The two 25-storey towers are located at Paseo de la Direccion 246.

The three-bedroom penthouse, which a total surface area of ​​195 m2, sold for 60% above the average price for the district of Tetuán. The price is even above the average for the district of Salamanca, the most expensive in Madrid, at 5,148 euros per m2.

Original Story: Idealista

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Stoneweg Extends Financing Worth €50 Million to Serprocol

10 September 2019 Stoneweg has signed an agreement with Serprocol, a real estate development cooperative, extending a line of financing worth 50 million euros for investing in the acquisition of land over the next 18 months.

Serprocol has more than thirty years of experience in the sector, having delivered more than 800 homes. The firm is currently developing another 650 properties.

Original Story: Idealista

Photo: Stoneweg

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Atlético de Madrid Sells Last Plot of Land by Former Stadium

5 August 2019

Atlético de Madrid has finalised the sale of the last of the three plots of land it owned by its former stadium in the Mahou-Calderón area of Madrid. The football club chose to sell the land to Vivenio for approximately 75 million euros.

The 6,544-m2 plot of land, denominated RC4, has a residential building area of 27,000 square meters. Vivenio, a socimi controlled by the Dutch fund APG and Renta Corporación, intends to develop rental housing on the property.

Original Story: Expansión – Rocío Ruiz

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Pryconsa and SVPGlobal in Talks to Acquire Land from Atlético de Madrid

30 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Pryconsa, the Colomer family’s developer, and SVPGlobal, which owns the Benidorm highrise, are bidding to take the last of the three plots being sold by Atlético de Madrid’s Operación Calderón. The first two plots of land went to a joint venture by Azora and CBRE GI, in a deal worth just over 100 millions of euros.

Stoneweg’s partnership with Hines had been seen as likely to win the bidding for the last plot of land, but an unexpected offer from Vivenio and the Dutch fund APG surpassed their bid at the last moment. Talks with Vivenio subsequently broke down when the firm was unable to secure the necessary financing.

Somewhat late to the party, Strategic Value Partners (SVPGlobal) and Pryconsa have both also now also expressed interest in submitting bids. The firms are analysing the asset, which Atlético de Madrid is selling for €3,150/m2. Bids are expected this week.

If neither of the two manages to reach an agreement with the football club, Atlético de Madrid is expected to go back to Stoneweg-Hines and Vivenio for final proposals, looking to finalise a deal shortly.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Ruth Ugalde / Elena Sanz

Stoneweg Nears Sale Residential Tower in Tetuán to M&G

July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

The Spanish-Swiss investment group Stoneweg is nearing the conclusion of the sale of one of two planned luxury residential towers in Madrid for 125 million euros to M&G Investments. Last year, Stoneweg acquired the land from Dragados, where it plans to build the two 25-floor towers, one with flats for sale and the other for rent. Shortly after, the firm created a partnership with M&G Investments to develop the project.

Construction on the project, known as Skyline, will begin in the second half of this year. Total investment in the development is expected to reach 200 million euros. The towers will have an area of ​​26,390 square meters and include common areas with gyms, gardens and a swimming pool.

Original Story: Idealista

Vivenio Socimi Set to Acquire Plot of Land from Atlético Madrid

1 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Vivenio seems to have beat out Stoneweg at the last moment in the race to acquire a plot of land on sale by Atlético Madrid. For weeks, Azora has been known as the likely buyer for two other plots of land, with a total of 40,5000 m2. The plots, known as RC7 and RC8, have views of the Manzanares River.

A third plot of land, RC4, was still up for grabs and the developer Stonweg was leading the race to acquire the land. Vivenio, a socimi owned by APG and the Renta Corporación increased their offer at the last moment. Atlético expects to make a final decision this week, with closing expected shortly thereafter.

The sale of the three plots of land is expected to bring in roughly 180 million euros to Atlético’s coffers. Vivenio is likely to develop residential housing for rent on its parcel, which has a total buildable surface area of 28,481 square meters.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Ruth Ugalde

Stoneweg is the Favourite to Acquire Atlético de Madrid’s 3rd Plot in Operación Calderón

31 May 2019 – El Economista

Earlier this week, it was announced that Azora, one of the largest rental home managers in the country, is set to buy two of the three plots that Atlético de Madrid has up for sale as part of Operación Calderón. Now, it has been revealed that the favourite in the running to acquire the third plot is the real estate firm Stoneweg, founded by Jaume Sabater and Joaquín Castellví.

Stoneweg will reportedly team up with a partner for the operation and will to dedicate the plot to rental homes. These types of projects are gaining weight in the capital in light of the high demand in the market, which has caused prices in some areas to soar. In fact, Azora is also planning to dedicate some of its two plots to rental housing.

Stoneweg is an expert in the rental home market with a portfolio of 10,000 rental units in the USA. In Spain, the firm operates through Stoneweg Living and has 10 developments in Barcelona, 9 in Madrid and 7 in various locations along the coast.

It is understood that Atlético de Madrid wants to complete the sale of all three plots before the end of June, as the club’s year-end is 30 June. The proceeds will represent a significant capital injection, which will allow AM to pay off some of its debt and buy more players over the summer.

Original story: El Economista (by Alba Brualla)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

AXA Negotiates with ACS to Build 2 Office Blocks on Paseo de la Dirección in Madrid

29 May 2019 – Eje Prime

The insurance company AXA is holding negotiations with the construction company ACS to build two office buildings on plots that it owns on Paseo de la Dirección in Madrid.

The towers would be similar in height to the residential skyscrapers that Stoneweg is planning to build on the same street. They would include restaurants and shops, which would serve to regenerate activity in the Tetuán neighbourhood.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Operación Calderón: Azora Set to Buy 2 of Atlético’s Plots for Rental Homes

23 May 2019 – El Confidencial

Azora, one of the largest rental home managers in the country, has made a surprise appearance in the home stretch of the process to sell the plots of land owned by Atlético de Madrid.

The company owned by Concha Osácar and Fernando Gumuzio has submitted a binding offer to the football club to buy two of the three plots that form part of Operación Calderón and, according to sources in the know, the bid fulfils all of the requirements of the team. As such, Azora looks set to take over the bulk of the land that the reds and whites are selling by the river.

The rental home specialist has declined to comment on the reports, but all indications are that it plans to build rental homes on the two plots, to boost the growing rental market in the Spanish capital. It would thereby follow in the footsteps on the fund Ares, which has just signed an agreement with Stoneweg to build a block of rental homes on a plot on Paseo de la Dirección, in the north of Madrid.

Indeed, the Spanish-Swiss firm is one of the favourites to acquire the third plot of land in Operación Calderón, which Azora did not bid for. The cooperative manager Concovi is also in the running for that site.

Atlético de Madrid expects to raise around €180 million from the sale of the three plots and 11% of the residential space will be dedicated to social housing properties.

Original story: El Confidencial (by Ruth Ugalde)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake