Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Richard D K Turner

El Corte Inglés Launches Logistics Company with Five New Facilities

The Spanish retail giant is seeking to compete with Amazon by improving its online business and at the same time making its assets more profitable.

Developers Plan 12,000 Homes in La Marina Vermell, the Jewel of Barcelona

The Barcelona City Council has approved the creation of the Oficina de la Marina, where developers such as AQ Acentor and Culmia, the former SDIN or Solvia have positioned themselves to build up to 12,000 homes.

The Retail Crisis of 2008 Lasted 5 Years As Store Prices Fell by 33%: How Much Could They Fall During this New Crisis?

The Covid-19 crisis has come at a time when the prices of commercial premises have not yet recovered from the previous recession, the consequences of which lasted for five years.

Ten Investors Bid on CBRE GI and Montepino’s €1-Billion Portfolio

International companies and funds such as GIC, Prologis, Axa and Allianz are interested in the 600,000-m2 portfolio, which will be sold during the next few days.

B-Exclusives

Where and When Will the Most New-Build Homes Be Handed Over in 2021?

In total, property developers and cooperatives are planning to complete 71,825 new-build homes during 2021, spread over 3,342 developments, according to Brainsre, of which almost 15,000 will be located in Madrid.

Which Are the Areas of Madrid Where Homes Are Sold or Rented the Quickest?

The health crisis is taking its toll on the time it takes to sell or rent a home in the Spanish capital, although some areas are resisting better than others, according to Brainsre.

Rental Properties No Longer “Fly Off the Shelf” in Barcelona as the Time it Takes to Find a Tenant Increases

It now takes 2.2 months on average to rent out an apartment in Barcelona, up from 1.5 months, according to Brainsre, however, the city still has one of the most liquid rental markets in the country.

Special B-Exclusives: How Many Square Metres Did Spaniards Spend the Lockdown in?

Every household in Spain has an average of 42.75 square metres for each inhabitant, with 2.51 people in each home. Ceuta, Melilla, Guipúzcoa and Madrid are the areas with the least space.

Top News

Brainsre.news: What Happened in April 2020?

The impact of coronavirus defined the real estate market in April, although operations were actually closed in the commercial and logistics markets and new projects were announced in Madrid and Málaga.

Hotelbeds Receives a €430M Injection from 3 Funds to Head Off the Risk of Bankruptcy

Cinven, EQT and Canada Pension Plan Investment (CPPI) have decided to contribute €430 million to the Spanish company, which they acquired in 2016.

Santander Explores How to Securitise NPLs Through Deva Capital

The entity has created the company Deva Capital as a vehicle to explore the purchase of damaged assets from financial institutions around the world, according to various financial sources consulted by the newspaper Expansión. Investment banking sources stress that Santander's subsidiary in Brazil already acquires these types of assets from the banks through its real estate servicer.

The Impact of Coronavirus on the Spanish Real Estate Market, According to the Experts

Brainsre.news interviews five experts in the sector to find out what the effects of the pandemic have been, how investment will evolve, which assets are best positioned and what will happen if there is another outbreak.