LaSalle acquires residential property in prime Madrid district

MADRID (November 16, 2020) — LaSalle has acquired a six-storey residential property in the AZCA financial district of Madrid. The asset has been acquired from Optimum III Value Added Residential SOCIMI, a residential property investment fund, on behalf of a LaSalle client.

Located at Calle Edgar Neville 7, the property comprises 40 one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments, a ground-floor retail space under long-term lease to a supermarket and two levels of underground parking. Its surrounding area is a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood which combines residential properties, a wide range of amenities, Madrid’s largest office area in the AZCA financial district, the Nuevos Ministerios government complex and the Santiago Bernabéu football stadium. The property is close to the city’s Paseo de la Castellana north-south axis and benefits from strong transport connections, with the nearby Nuevos Ministerios and Cautro Caminos metro stations providing access to the city centre and the airport.

Following a refurbishment and expansion of the property between 2006 and 2009, LaSalle will invest in further improvements to enhance the building quality and support a strategy of leasing out vacant units in the short term Despite the current challenging macroeconomic environment, Madrid’s rental market continues to experience high rental demand and low institutional supply, particularly in central locations, and the city is projected to remain the best-performing Spanish city over the next five years.

Francesco Coviello, Head of Investment CEE and Southern Europe at LaSalle, said: “Calle Edgar Neville 7 is situated in a robust submarket of Madrid where we forecast continued high demand for rental housing, particularly among upper-middle-income occupiers. We’re pleased to have secured this attractive investment opportunity on our client’s behalf and look forward to further building out our exposure to high-quality Spanish residential assets in prime city-centre locations. As we are targeting significant investment in Spain in the coming year, with main focus on the residential sector as we see the Build-to-Rent sector undersupplied and with a lack of quality residential units.”

LaSalle was advised on this transaction by JLL for commercial, Hogan Lovells for Legal and Tax, Tassl for Technical advice

About LaSalle Investment Management 

LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, LaSalle manages approximately $65 billion of assets in private and public real estate property and debt investments as of Q1 2020. LaSalle's diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. For more information please visit http://www.lasalle.com, and LinkedIn.

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