Student Properties to Promote a New Hall of Residence in the South of Spain

25 January 2019 – Eje Prime

Student Properties is continuing to grow its portfolio. The company has approved a series of measures at an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting to undertake the development of a new hall of residence in the south of Spain, according to a statement filed by the company with the Alternative Investment Market (MAB).

The company has approved the incorporation of a property dedicated to student halls, which will be promoted in a town in the south of Spain.

It has also approved to submit “a capital increase through a non-monetary contribution, through which the company will become the sole shareholder of the company that owns the property through the exchange of shares in the company for shares in the company that owns the property” to a future General Shareholders’ Meeting.

The company, which specialises in the acquisition and management of halls of residence for students, is owned by: Altamar Capital Partners, which deals with the global management of alternative assets; Amira Real Estate, which specialises in the management of real estate assets and investments; and Elcano Servicios Patrimoniales, which specialises in the provision of real estate services.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Meridia Capital Will Debut its Socimi on the MAB in 2018

13 December 2017 – Eje Prime

The Socimi fever is never ending in the real estate sector. In fact, it is growing. The latest company to bet on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) is Meridia Capital Partners, a Barcelona-based fund led by the veteran businessman Javier Faus, which has announced it is going to debut its Socimi on the stock market, most likely at the beginning of 2018. This incorporation will come after today’s debut on the stock market of the logistics firm P3 Logistics Parks, and after Student Properties, which will soon become the first listed real estate investment company specialising in student halls.

Meridia III, which is what the Socimi is called, owns assets worth more than €100 million, according to Cinco Días. The future listed company owns a diversified portfolio with investments in every sector, from offices and logistics to residential, retail and hotels, but focused, for the time being, in Spain’s two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona.

Constituted last year, Meridia III was created as the third investment vehicle of the fund, created by Faus in 2001. Its most recent acquisitions include the Barnasud shopping centre, for which it paid €35 million to Unibail-Rodamco.

Moreover, the company has carried out seven capital increases in the last year and a half, amounting to €50 million in total, with the aim of financing its future plans.

In total, Meridia III has an investment capacity of €500 million, of which it has already spent more than 50%.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Student Properties Gets Green Light to Debut on the MAB

12 December 2017 – Expansión

The Socimi Student Properties, which specialises in student halls has received the green light from the MAB to make its stock market debut. Student Properties owns a building on c/Don Ramón de la Cruz (Madrid), which it wants to convert into a hall of residence with 146 rooms.

Original story: Expansión

Translation: Carmel Drake