Sire Acquires Portfolio of Logistics Assets in Zaragoza

5 December 2019 – Strategic Industrial Real Estate (Sire), a joint venture managed by Arrow Capital Partners, has acquired a portfolio of logistics assets in Zaragoza. The deal, in conjunction with Cerberus, includes 38,536 square meters of gross leasable area worth 20 million euros. Savills Aguirre Newman and Latham & Watkins advised on the acquisition.

Sire has €2 billion to invest in European logistics and industrial assets.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Investments in Zaragoza’s Logistics Sector Up 400%

14 November 2019 –In the first nine months of the year, firms in Aragon have invested 128 million euros, an increase of 400% compared to all of 2018. Investments in October and November have so far added another 45 million euros to the tally. The figures have established Zaragoza as a major logistics pole after Madrid and Barcelona, accounting for 10% of the investment in Spain as a whole.

A study prepared by CBRE notes that the increase is largely tied to two major transactions in the Plaza logistics centre, involving a total of 145,000 square meters. The deals have typically offered returns of between 5% and 6%.

Original Story: Heraldo – Chus García

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Roebuck Acquires Logistics Platform in Zaragoza for €78 Million

8 November 2019 – The property management firm Roebuck has acquired a logistics facility in Zaragoza, previously owned by the Pikolin group, for 78 million euros. The latter firm, a Spanish mattress manufacturer, will continue leasing the site, in a sale and leaseback operation. The facility, located in the Plataforma Logística de Zaragoza, has a useful area of ​​92,723 m2 on a 225,000-m2 plot of land.

The platform includes 11 production facilities (including a polyurethane foam factory), two storage warehouses, 2,500 m2 of workshops and 10,000m2 of offices. The facility is the largest and most modern in Europe for the production of mattresses.

Original Story: Idealista – Custodio Pareja

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

LaSalle Investment Acquires Logistics Centre in Zaragoza for €20 Million

21 October 2019 – The pan-European real estate fund LaSalle Investment has acquired a logistics centre leased to Dia for more than 20 million euros from an undisclosed seller. The logistics centre, located in Zaragoza, has 31,000 m2 of surface area and was built in 2016. The supermarket chain will remain at the site.

The acquisition is not LaSalle Investment’s first foray into Spain’s logistics sector. In July, the firm acquired Metro Properties, a real estate subsidiary of Metro, consisting of a portfolio of six properties leased to Makro in Spain for 73 million euros.

Original Story: Idealista

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Grupo Fagra Acquires Hotel Tryp Zaragoza

24 September 2019 – The Spanish Grupo Fagra has acquired the Hotel Tryp Zaragoza from an unnamed international investment fund. The 162-room hotel also has a 2,000-m2 plus retail space and parking for 52 cars.

The four-star hotel opened in 2007 and was managed by the Meliá group under its Tryp by Wyndham brand. Grupo Fagra intends to assume management of the hotel.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Savills Investment Management Acquires Logistics Platform in Zaragoza for €40MM

30 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Savills Investment Management (SIM), has acquired a logistics platform in the Plaza Logística park in Zaragoza, for 40 million euros. The asset is currently leased to the French company Decathlon. SIM acquired the asset through the Savills IM European Logistics Fund 2 (ELF-2) fund.

The property has a gross leasable area of 50,520 square meters and occupies a 90,000-m2 plot of land.

Original Story: Eje Prime

Aedas Homes Acquires Plot of Land in Zaragoza for 198-Flat Development

15 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Aedas Homes has initiated operations in Zaragoza, acquiring a plot of land in the neighbourhood of the AVE train station. The purchase from the public company Zaragoza Alta Velocidad (ZAV) involves an investment of 19.3 million euros and will result in 198 new homes.

The firm currently has 4,232 homes one sale throughout Spain and enough land to build another 15,000. Aedas also acquired more land in area, though it declined to reveal details.

The plot the firm acquired is located between Delicias station and Avenida Navarra. The asset’s surface area is 5,821 square meters, with a buildable area of 27,956 m2. Zoning in the area allows for the construction of four buildings, with a maximum height of 19 floors.

Original Story: Heraldo – Jorge Alonso

ZAV to Receive €15.9M from the Sale of an Intermodal Plot for 198 Homes

11 April 2019 – El Periódico 

The company Zaragoza Alta Velocidad is going to receive at least €15,972,060 from the sale of a plot of land in the future AVE neighbourhood. That is the highest price offered in the auction for the plot, known as block 6, which is located next to the Delicias intermodal station in Zaragoza.

Assuming no last minute surprises, the winner of the auction will be the company SPV Reoco 1, which is the firm behind which one of the giants of the residential property sector in Spain likes to hide, namely Aedas Homes. It will be the listed company’s first venture into Zaragoza, although it already has a presence in Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia, amongst others.

Nevertheless, according to sources close to the operation, the auction has not been closed yet, and the other two competing firms Refacleta S.L. and Innovación and Desarrollo Asistencial (de Logroño) are still in with a real chance.

The plot measures 5,821.2 m2 and has a buildability of 27,956 m2, with capacity for 198 flats. Construction on the site, the second real estate development to be built in the AVE neighbourhood, is expected to begin later this year.

Original story: El Periódico (by D. López)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

CBRE: 100,000 m2 of Logistics Space was Leased in Zaragoza in 2018

12 March 2019 – Eje Prime

According to data from CBRE, 100,000 m2 of logistics space was leased in Zaragoza in 2018, up by 10,000 m2 compared to 2017. Most of the space was  absorbed by turnkey projects, and the majority of the new contracts were signed for spaces released by companies relocating to new sites.

The largest operation of the year involved the sale of two plots spanning 40,000 m2 on the Plaza industrial estate.

Demand is expected to remain active this year, right across Spain, boosted, in particular, by the emergence of e-commerce, which will continue to drive demand for urban hubs spanning between 3,000 m2 and 5,000 m2.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

VGP Buys a 40,000 m2 Logistics Plot in Zaragoza

7 March 2019 – El Vigía

The European supplier of logistics and semi-industrial buildings VGP NV has purchased 40,000 m2 of buildable land in Plaza, in an operation advised by CBRE.

As a result, the logistics specialist now owns 120,000 m2 of space on three adjoining plots in Zaragoza, as its expansion continues following its acquisition of 80,000 m2 in Fuenlabrada (Madrid) and 60,000 m2 in Valencia in 2018.

Original story: El Vigía

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake