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Listed 22/06/2018

Spanish REIT Hispania’s board approves increased Blackstone takeover bid

Spain's hotels-focused REIT/SOCIMI Hispania said its board has approved the takeover bid made by US wealth giant Blackstone after the latter raised its offer to €18.25 per share (...)

Logistics 18/06/2018

Blackstone said in final stage of buying €90m logistics assets from Spain's Lar

US investment management giant Blackstone, in the middle of a takeover bid for Spain's Hispania, is finalising acquisition of a Spanish logistics portfolio owned by another (...)

Listed 13/06/2018

Blackstone's Hispania approval moves Spanish tax income offshore - El Confidencial

The Spanish financial regulator CNMV has approved the takeover bid by Blackstone for hotels REIT Hispania. If successful, the firm will be taken private and all profits will move (...)

Hospitality 12/06/2018

Amid Spain's hotel boom, Blackstone will do what it takes to buy Hispania

With Spanish tourism booming and no fewer than 173 new hotel openings forecast in the next four years, US giant Blackstone will likely do what it (...)

Listed 11/05/2018

Spain's manager Azora postpones IPO after Blackstone Hispania bid

Spanish real estate manager Azora Altus, which created and manages the REIT/SOCIMI Hispania, is postponing its own IPO in light of uncertainty created by Blackstone's (...)

Listed 02/05/2018

Spain's Hispania manager Azora, aiming at €8bn AUM, launches own IPO

Spanish real estate manager Azora Altus, which created and manages the REIT Hispania, is to issue 47m new shares to raise around €500m in its own (...)

Listed 16/04/2018

Spanish REIT Hispania to seek alternative buyer to Blackstone

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania said Monday it will to seek an alternative buyer to maximise value, and that a takeover bid by Blackstone subsidiary Alzette earlier this month following (...)

Finance 11/04/2018

Spanish Hispania manager Azora announces IPO; €700m reported capital raise

Spain's Azora, the external manager of REIT/SOCIMI Hispania and other real estate firms, confirmed Wednesday that it is planning its own stock market flotation. Reports say it (...)

Listed 06/04/2018

Blackstone launches €1.9bn takeover bid for Spanish hotel REIT Hispania

Giant US investment manager Blackstone has launched a full takeover bid for Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania via its Alzette vehicle, having agreed to buy 16.65% (...)

Hospitality 05/04/2018

Spanish Hispania shares jump 7% on reports of Blackstone hotels bid

Shares in Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania jumped by 7.3% yesterday on media reports that US wealth manager Blackstone plans a takeover bid once it executes plans to sell office (...)

Listed 26/03/2018

Portugal moving toward REIT start this year – EPRA/Iberian Property panel

Shifting economics and politics in Portugal mean the government is increasingly likely to introduce REIT legislation this year, an EPRA/Iberian Property conference heard. The (...)

Finance 08/03/2018

Father of Spain's REIT regime to speak at EPRA/Iberian Property event

Miguel Ferre, one of the fathers of Spain's REIT regime, is to take part, alongside four of his most successful 'progeny', Merlin Properties, Hispania, Colonial and Lar España, at (...)

Hospitality 08/02/2018

Spanish REIT Hispania, eyeing merger, makes offer to Bay Hotel shareholders

Following its move last year to become the sole owner of Spanish resort group Bay Hotels, Madrid REIT/SOCIMI Hispania is considering a merger or a de-listing (...)

Retail 26/01/2018

Spanish REIT Lar Espana boosts portfolio in 2017 by 29% to €1.5bn

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Lar España reported a 29% increase in portfolio value last year to €1.54bn, which it said is well above the purchase price of the (...)

Hospitality 21/12/2017

Spanish REIT Hispania to pay €165m for seven resort hotels

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania has signed an option to acquire, for €165m, seven hotels of the Alua Hotels & Resorts chain on the Balearic and Canary islands (...)

Office 02/11/2017

Spain’s Hispania postpones €500m office disposal to Swiss Life

Spanish REIT/SOCIMI Hispania has postponed the disposal of its remaining office assets to the first quarter 2018 due to uncertainty over Catalonia. Reports suggest (...)

Hospitality 20/10/2017

Gold in Spanish resort hotels (2): Blackstone, Ruggieri move in

In the rush to tap into the booming Spanish tourism hotel business, US wealth manager Blackstone and France’s Ruggieri family are hot on the (...)

Hospitality 20/10/2017

Gold in Spanish resort hotels (1): First mover Hispania tracked by Blackstone, Ruggieri

Gold has been discovered in Spanish resort hotels and REIT/SOCIMI Hispania is the first in the ‘rush’. But other fast movers are close behind. They include Blackstone, (...)

Housing 01/10/2017

Spanish home sales up 15% to near record in 2Q17 – Ministry

Purchases of houses in Spain approached a record volume in second quarter, reaching 141,582 units, an increase of 14.7% over 2Q16, according to Ministry (...)

Listed 01/10/2017

Portugal to lead Poland, Sweden into Euro REITs club?

It looks as if Portugal will become the next member of the European REITs club as political confusion reigns in Poland, and Sweden shows (...)