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Veracruz Properties Acquires Parla Natura Shopping Centre

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Veracruz Properties has acquired the Parla Natura shopping centre (in Madrid) in an operation advised by Cushman & Wakefield and Savills, marking a new milestone in the sale and purchase of shopping centres in Spain.

Opened in 2009, Parla Natura has a gross leasable area of 18,000 sqm spread across twelve stores, which are leased to brands such as Decathlon, Aki and Kiabi, as well as 1,200 parking spaces. Moreover, its location is unbeatable, given that it is easily accessible from the A-42 motorway that links Madrid and Toledo. Salvador González, Director of Retail Investment at Savills, commented that “Investor appetite for retail parks in Spain is still very strong, primarily due to the product's future potential both in terms of revenues and profitability. At Savills Spain, we have always been committed to the retail park sector, and proof of that is the strong track record of transactions that we have advised in this

segment. We have successfully closed this operation, together with Cushman & Wakefield. Rupert Lea, Head of Retail Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield Spain explained that: “The sale of Parla Natura is another example of the strong interest that international investors, in this case, from Latin America, have in the retail sector in Spain. Together with our co-agents, Cushman & Wakefield, we have successfully closed another transaction for our client”.