Angel Cano’s Firm to Market Flats in Benidorm’s Giant In Tempo

4 October 2018

The proptech firm Sonneil will market 270 flats, seeking clients for the tallest residential building in Spain.

After years of paralysis, the tallest residential building in Spain, at 192 meters, will begin work on its last phase of construction, while starting sales of its 270 flats. The SVP fund (which owns the property) has commissioned the real estate company Sonneil, owned by Ángel Cano, the former CEO of BBVA, to sell the apartments on an exclusive basis. Sales are expected to begin shortly, the proptech firm announced on its website.

Sonneil is a proptech, which apply information technology to real estate transactions, based in Alicante. Its founder is Alfredo Millá, an ex-executive at Solvia, Sabadell’s servicer. Juan Pedro Moreno, president of Accenture; Albert Ribera, founder of Trovit; and the lawyer Juan Busquets are partners.

Last year, Sevenzonic, run by several former executives at BBVA, including Ángel Cano, and Javier Rodríguez Zapatero, former general manager of Google in Spain and president of the ISDI business school, also invested in the company. Sevenzonic was founded to invest in new technology companies.

The real estate agency Sonneil has not revealed any potential prices or the date that sales will begin. This firm is highly focused on international clients looking for coastal housing in Spain. More than 60% of the buyers it attracts are foreigners, mainly Belgians, Nordics, Dutch and Germans.

As a proptech company, Sonneil uses hyper-segmented online marketing tools segmented by client type, through social networks, Google Ads and web positioning. The real estate company seeks to reduce the number of intermediaries that act in a sale, especially in the case of international clients, becoming a single agent.

Construction on the building began in 2007. Its developer, Olga Urbana, was declared insolvent in 2014. Sareb (the bad bank of the Spanish government,) became its main creditor, selling the debt to SVP Global last year. The American fund took over the project and announced its intent to finish construction on the skyscraper, which has been paralysed for years.

Original Story: Cinco Días – Alfonso Simón Ruiz

Translation: Richard Turner

In Tempo’s New Owner will Put its Apartments on the Market this Summer

17 April 2018 – Levante EMV

The new owner of the In Tempo building in Benidorm, the firm SVP Global, is planning to finish the building work over the next 12 months and start marketing the 269 homes this summer. SVP Global is preparing the final plans and marketing approach together with the Valencian investment manager Net de Gerrers. The sales prices of the homes have not been set yet, but they are expected to be in line with the average for the market in Benidorm, which stands at around €2,500/m2.

The Company for the Management of Assets Proceeding from the Restructuring of the Banking System (Sareb) sold the debt associated with the In Tempo building to SVP Global last autumn for more than €60 million. The bad bank took over the loan amounting to €108 million corresponding to the tallest building in the Community of Valencia five years ago. The buyer, which is headquartered in the USA, was advised by Evercore, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados and Net de Gerrers.

Sources close to the operation indicated that the project was almost finished (93% execution rate) and pointed out that Net de Gerrers is acting as the manager of the investment fund SVP in the operation. The building is in a “perfect condition” despite the fact that four years have passed since the construction work was suspended. The owners have decided to introduce improvements to the original plans to make the homes more attractive.

The owners are going to market the property “using the building’s own brand. It is a common formula that is used for iconic buildings in New York”, said the same sources.

The In Tempo building project, which is the tallest residential property in Spain, was blocked when the Alicante-based property developer Olga Urbana filed for creditor bankruptcy. The suspension of payments left 137 creditors trapped and a bankruptcy liability amounting to €141 million.

Original story: Levante EMV (by R. Ferrando)

Translation: Carmel Drake