Temprano Capital Waives the Rent for the Tenants of its Shopping Centres

The company has decided to waive 100% of the rental payments corresponding to April for the premises of its shopping centres closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

The company has decided to waive 100% of the rental payments corresponding to the month of April for the establishments in its shopping centres that have been closed as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis.

The company has applied this measure to all of the shopping centres that it currently has in its portfolio, namely: La Farga in L´Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), MYO in Gandía (Valencia), Quadernillos in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and Plaza Imperial in Zaragoza.

Corestate to Build 400-Bed Hall of Residence in Sevilla

3 May 2018 – Eje Prime

Corestate is expanding its footprint in the Spanish real estate sector. The fund, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, has purchased a plot of land in Sevilla from Helena Rivero, daughter of the former President of Metrovacesa Joaquín Rivero, for the construction of its second hall of residence for students in Spain. Having operated in the country since 2015, when it arrived at the hand of Grupo Villar Mir, the group has signed the acquisition of 2,200 m2 of land on which it will construct a building with 413 beds.

The project in the Andalucían capital comes after another one that the fund started work on in 2016 in Madrid, where it is currently working on the finishing touches to its first hall of residence for students in Spain. It is a renovated building in the Moncloa district, which is going to have 206 rooms and whose doors are expected to open in September, according to El Confidencial.

The plot in Sevilla is located on the Eusa campus, the university complex of the Sevillan Chamber of Commerce. With a buildable surface area of 11,000 m2, the construction work is going to be led by one of Corestate’s brands, Youniq. On the inside, the hall of residence will have a gym, study rooms, a swimming pool and fully equipped kitchens. The amount of the investment that the fund is going to make in the project has not been revealed.

Last year, Rivero purchased the plot that she has now sold plus another one, spanning 1,700 m2, located in the Club Antares area from the Chamber of Commerce. For both plots, the institution received €7.5 million.

On the Club Antares plot, Rivero is planning to compete with Corestate by constructing a prime hall of residence for students. The Andalucían businesswoman is holding conversations with another fund, Temprano Capital, to carry out that project in conjunction with the specialist operator Collegiate. The firm and the manager are already working together in Spain on a project in Finestrelles (Barcelona), as Eje Prime revealed.

In 2017, university halls of residences were the jewel in the alternative asset crown, a segment that grew significantly last year. In total, the real estate sector invested €560 million in the construction of rooms for students, compared with just €50 million that was transacted in 2016, according to data from the real estate consultancy JLL.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Savills: Inv’t In Student Hall Market Will Far Exceed €600M In 2017

31 October 2017 – Eje Prime

Between €500 million and €600 million. That was the price paid by a group of international investors to acquire Grupo Resa, the largest platform of student residences in Spain, with 9,309 beds in 19 cities, including in Madrid, Barcelona and Salamanca. AXA Real Assets, CBRE Global Investment Partners and Greystar backed the company, a significant investment that goes hand in hand with the rise of this alternative market in Europe. This operation is a clear example of the boost that this alternative asset is enjoying in the real estate sector in Spain and across Europe.

In neighbouring France, investment in the sector rose by 245% and the forecast is that €250 million will be invested in transactions in 2017. But if there is a country whose student hall market has grown beyond all doubt, it is Germany. The German market has seen a five-fold increase in investment in student residences (380%) and expects to exceed the €1,000 million threshold by the end of this year.

These results all indicate that the whole European continent is now taking this market seriously, although there are still countries where the student hall business is much larger. In 2016, the main players in this sector, the USA and UK, saw a record-breaking volume of transactions involving the purchase of assets of this kind, amounting to €14,100 million, up by 5.4% compared to 2015 (…).

Data from the World Student Housing study, prepared by the real estate consultancy Savills, shows that migration is increasing in the world each year. Almost five million students studied overseas during 2015, which represents an increase of 130% since the beginning of the 21st century. The forecasts indicate that 8 million students will study abroad in 2025.

The Spanish case: great influx and new projects

As a Spanish-speaking country, Spain receives a large volume of Latin American students each year. Of the more than 100,000 international students that it welcomed last year, 10% were from Colombia or Peru. They are, together with the Italians, the overseas nationalities that flock in the greatest numbers to Spanish universities.

This international influx, which accounts for 7% of the total number of students on the state university map, has sparked interest amongst different funds looking to build and buy student halls in the country. The Swiss fund Corestate entered this market last year, with the purchase of a hall of residence in Madrid, for which it paid €13.5 million, whilst Temprano Capital is going to build a 10,000 m2 student residence in Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona). Moreover, the multi-national The Student Hotel is now active in Barcelona; and ThreeSixty Developments, a fund managed by Oaktree, sold the Nexo student halls to GSA.

In total, the student hall market in Spain expected to see investment of €600 million in 2017, with a yield on prime residences of 5.75%, above those in countries such as the UK and Germany (5% in both). With the sale of Resa alone, that target has already been fulfilled (…).

Original story: Eje Prime (by Jabier Izquierdo)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Equilis Sells Part Of Finestrelles Shopping Centre Project

5 October 2017 – Expansión

The Belgian multinational Equilis, which is currently building a shopping centre in Finestrelles (Esplugues de Llobregat), has sold part of the real estate project to the investment manager Temprano Capital Partners, which plans to construct a hall of residence for students on the site.

The plot of land, spanning 20,000 m2, which Equilis bought last year, has a licence to build a surface area of 57,300 m2. Of that figure, the majority (more than 46,800 m2) will be allocated to the shopping centre, which is going to be called Finestrelles Shopping Center. But that means that 10,500 m2 of buildable surface area will be left over, which is what is going to be allocated to the student hall of residence. Temprano Capital is an investment manager and real estate developer that was founded in 2013.

Original story: Expansión (by Marisa Anglés)

Translation: Carmel Drake