Vivenio Acquires the Edificio Consulado in Central Madrid

11 December 2019 – Vivenio, the socimi controlled by the Dutch giant APG and the Catalan real estate firm Renta Corporación, have acquired the historic building located at Calle Atocha 38, in central Madrid.

The property was the home of the Consulate cinema and the club of the same name for many years and is a part of the city’s history. The Edificio Consulado has 47 rental flats, each with allocated storerooms and parking. Vivenio is thought to have paid roughly 24 million euros for the asset.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Ruth Ugalde

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Investments in the Build-to-Rent Sector Skyrocket in 2019

21 November 2019 – Investment funds and socimis active in the Spanish real estate market are increasingly investing in the residential build-to-rent sector. The constrained supply of rental housing and growing prices have led to funds and socimis like Ares, Vivenio, Azora and others to pile into the growing market.

Direct investment in the year to September reached €1.8 billion and are forecast to total €2.5 billion by the end of the year. In 2018, investment for the year as a whole reached just 900 million euros.

Funds and Socimis Invest in New Developments

The of the larger operations this year include a partnership between Aedas and Ares to sell four turn-key developments, with a total of 500 homes, in Torrejón de Ardoz, Alcalá de Henares and El Cañaveral (Madrid). Ares also recently acquired a portfolio of 400 homes to the east of Madrid. Stoneweg, for its part, will transfer a 300-flat development in Tetuán, Madrid, to M&G, while Vivenio is investing in a 340-home project in the growing area of Mahou-Calderón.

At the same time, Vivenio and Azora have joined forces with Áurea to develop projects in Móstoles and Cañaveral. Acciona, meanwhile, has finalised a deal to build 135 homes with Axa in Méndez Álvaro. Lastly, TPG is investing in a 391-home development called the Sardes project.

Financing for the developments usually takes the form of either forward funding or forward purchases. The former, which is used by investors looking for higher returns, and risk, usually involves an investor acquiring land from a developer subject to a pre-let but where the development has not been carried out. The developer will construct development paid for by the fund with an additional, profit-related, payment to the developer at completion. Forward purchases, which are considered more conservative, have the developer assume all costs until delivery.

Original Story: Expansión – Rebeca Arroyo

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Amenabar Wins Bidding for Ferrovial’s Land in Valdebebas

8 November 2019 – Amenabar won the bidding for a plot of land put on sale by Ferrovial in Valdebebas, just in front of the Cercanías RENFE stop in Madrid. The firm won out over Vivenio and Acciona, offering 56 million euros for the developable land. Amenabar has thus consolidated its position as the largest developer in the region, where it will build a total of nine developments, with approximately 1,000 new homes.

The sale fell in line within Ferrovial’s expectations, which had been around €2000/m2. The land measures a total of 27,200 m2, 22,700 m2 for residential development and 4,500 m2 for commerce, enough for roughly 230 new homes. Knight Frank provided Ferrovial with advice on the transaction.

The region of Valdebebas has seen several major transactions in recent months. A few months ago, Acciona also paid about €2,000/m2 (63 million euros) for a 31,700-m2 plot of land from Celteo. The land, which is located nearby Amenabar’s new asset, has enough land for about 260 homes.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Elena Sanz

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Acciona, Amenabar and Vivenio Vying to Acquire Land in Valdebebas from Ferrovial

8 November 2019 – Ferrovial has received three firm offers for a plot of land in Valdebebas, just in front of the Cercanías stop. The three firms vying for the land are Amenabar, Vivenio and Acciona.

The land has a total of 27,200 square meters of surface area, 22,700 m2 for residential and 4,500 m2 for commercial development. Ferrovial expects to pocket roughly 2,000 euros per square meter, approximately 54 million euros. The land has enough space to build about 230 homes.

Original Story: El Confidencial – Elena Sanz

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Vivenio Partners With Áurea Homes to Build Rental Housing

24 October 2019 – Áurea Homes, the developer owned by the construction company ACR, has reached an agreement with Vivenio to build a turnkey project with 150 homes in Móstoles. Áurea had initially owned the land, but it sold it to Vivenio after having completed the first phase.

This operation will be Áurea second in the rental housing segment. The developer is also about to finalise an agreement to build another 400 rental rent homes in four new developments, including two in Madrid, one in Pamplona and one in Sabadell.

With this operation, Vivenio’s property portfolio will total nearly 5,000 homes.

Original Story: Cinco Días – Alfonso Simón Ruiz

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Vivenio to Issue New Shares Worth €149.9 Million

14 October 2019 Vivenio, the Spanish socimi controlled by the Renta Corporación and the Dutch fund APG, has launched a €149.9-million capital increase. The socimi will issue 127.1 million new shares with a value of one nominal euro each and an issue premium of 1.18 euros per share. Should investors fully subscribe the capital increase, the company’s total share capital would rose to €564.6 million.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Vivenio Acquires Three Apartment Blocks in Madrid and Barcelona

29 August 2019

Vivenio, a socimi owned by Spain’s Renta Corporación and the Dutch fund APG, has acquired three residential buildings, all currently occupied by rental tenants. The assets, which the socimi purchased from Fidere, will add a total of 500 new flats to Vivenio’s portfolio. Two of the apartment blocks are in Madrid and one is in Barcelona.

The deal, which is tied to a series of conditions, will cost the socimi a maximum amount of 85 million euros. The socimi has already deposited 25% of the total.

Original Story: Idealista

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

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