Otro segmento que se presenta con mucho movimiento en este arranque de 2018 para el inmobiliario está siendo el mercado de oficinas. En enero, pocos días antes de que se certificara el éxito de su opa sobre Axiare, Colonial pagó 80 millones de euros a LAR España para hacerse en propiedad con el Edificio Egeo, en Madrid, La compra de este activo en la capital española se produjo un día antes de que la socimi presentara Alpha III, un proyecto para el que destinará 480 millones de euros en la compra de suelo y activos. En Madrid, en Méndez Álvaro, desarrollará más de 110.000 metros cuadrados de oficinas en el distrito central del negocio (CBD) madrileño, mientras que en Atocha se ha hecho con dos solares muy cerca de Atocha en los que levantará complejos de uso residencial y de oficinas. Pero Alpha III también aterrizará en Barcelona. La socimi ya ha adquirido por 14 millones de euros una parte de la antigua sede de Albertis, situada en Gala Placidia. Este inmueble será alquilado a la [Read more...]
El grupo de restaurantes de Carles Abellán ha abierto un nuevo local en Barcelona de su Tapas 24, en el espacio que hasta hace poco ocupaba la conocida cervecería José Luis, fundada por José Luis Ruiz Solaguren, según ha informado la consultora inmobiliaria Cat Real Estate. El nuevo restaurante está situado en el enclave de la avenida Diagonla con la calle Tuset y también cuenta con una terraza. "Es una operación que sin duda nos ha costado cerrar ya que habían diversos firmas de restauración que también estaban interesados en el local, lo que confirma que existe una demanda más que importante de estas marcas que siguen apostando por la Diagonal para abrir sus negocios, a pesar de las caídas de las rentas de los locales de hace unos años", explica Nacho Castella, CEO de Cat Real Estate. Tapas 24 se presenta como "un homenaje a la tradición, a las tapas clásicas de nuestro país, un homenaje a nuestra cultura, productos, nuestras elaboraciones caseras y a nuestra identidad", en [Read more...]
“The situation I found is depressing,” she explains, listing the horrors that she has seen during her search. “We went to see a small apartment because we thought the price was good,” she recalls. The owner wanted €550 a month for all of 30 square meters in a seventh-floor walk-up in the Born neighborhood. “It was a converted dovecote [where pigeons were once kept]. The bathroom was a closet. Everything was old. And even so, there were 20 people in line waiting to view it.” The months went by. The best-maintained, more spacious places all went for €900 and up. The couple eventually found a place in June. “It’s in the Raval. It’s a sixth-floor walk-up. Some friends of ours who were staying there decided to move out, and they recommended us to the owner, who’s kept the rent at €560. But we’ve had to offer a bank guarantee, pay insurance and hand over one month’s deposit. And the landlord has warned us that he will not fix anything that gets broken,” says Alicia. “Even so, I [Read more...]
“We said enough is enough. Homeowners have always been organized, and it is high time that tenants did the same,” says Jaime Palomera, a spokesman for a Barcelona-based initiative called Sindicato de Inquilinos, or Tenants’ Union. “There are 200,000 [renting] families in Barcelona, and if we get organized we can achieve a historic change,” adds Palomera, noting that the Catalan capital is experiencing a rental housing price bubble that is pushing tenants out of their homes.
For the last 134 years, architect Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece La Sagrada Família has been under construction in Barcelona. But a fresh roadblock may cause construction to take longer still. When completed, La Sagrada Família will be the tallest church in the world, and one of the most magnificent buildings on planet earth. But a construction permit, taxes and 3,000 residents now stand in the church’s way. Barcelona’s City Council accuses the Board of La Sagrada Família of working without a building permit and not filing plans to tear down existing residential structures in order to complete Gaudí’s esplanade. Oh, and they allegedly haven’t paid their taxes as well. The board of the cathedral fired back, citing a building permit granted by the City of Sant Martí de Provençals in 1885 from before the church was part of Barcelona. City mayors in the past have not required new building permits. According to Curbed, it’s likely that the city wants permits now because they are hoping to [Read more...]
While some may fantasize about living in a foreign county, a Mechanicsburg native and his wife took their dreams to the next level by moving to Spain and soon will be featured in an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters International.” Marty Agerton, a 1996 Mechanicsburg High School graduate, and wife Jen, a 1999 Central Dauphin grad, moved from their home in Austin, Texas, to a rented flat in Barcelona, Spain, with their toddler son Holtyn in October 2016. It was a move they’d considered for a while. “Marty and I love to travel and we were taking two overseas trips per year. After we had our son, (overseas) job recruiters started reaching out randomly to me through LinkedIn and I started going through a series of interviews,” said Jen Agerton, who works in product management for a travel company. Soon, the couple was faced with the choice of relocating either to Edinburgh, Scotland, or Barcelona. Marty Agerton’s ongoing studies of Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA, made [Read more...]
Qinvest, Qatar's leading private investment group and one of the region’s most prominent Islamic financial institutions, has announced its investment in OneOcean Port Vell, a world-class marina in Barcelona, Spain. The investment was made through its wholly-owned subsidiary BOH, and was made in conjunction with an investment partner, said a statement. Qinvest will work with the city and port authorities in Barcelona to increase the profile of the marina by investing additional resources in the port infrastructure. Tamim Hamad Al Kawari, chief executive officer of Qinvest, said: “Having supported the marina for a number of years, we, alongside our investment partner, are very pleased to be leading the new ownership of One Ocean Port Vell. As one of the most prestigious marinas in the region and situated in one of Europe’s leading cities, we are confident about its prospects for the future.” Craig Cowie, Qinvest’s head of real estate investment and advisory, said: “OneOcean Port [Read more...]
Nobu Hospitality, for one, has signed a management contract with Selenta Group, a Spanish real estate and hotel group, to open a hotel in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. The deal came ahead of Catalonia nationalists call for the region to separate from the rest of Spain. Set to open by the end of 2018, as part of the refurbishment of the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, the 250-room Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be part of the Selenta Group collection and will be the Nobu brand's fourth European hotel and third Spanish property, joining Marbella and Ibiza. “We are extremely proud to be partnering with the Spanish company Selenta Group on such an exciting project, and we look forward to working with the Catalan community. In announcing this new hotel, we are continuing our solid world-wide growth with Nobu Hotel Barcelona and establishing our 13th Nobu Hotel within our special collection,” said Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality. Catalonia’s referendum is the latest in a [Read more...]