CBRE Global Investment Partners Acquires Retail Scheme in Sweden
CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP) announced today the acquisition of Bromma Blocks, Stockholm for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was completed on behalf of the CBRE GIP European Co-Investment Fund (ECF), the firm’s European value add program, in a joint venture with Vencom. The seller was a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group.
Bromma Blocks is a dominant retail scheme located in Bromma, one of Stockholm’s wealthiest districts and eight kilometres west of the CBD. The property is 96% leased, comprising a total lettable area of approximately 57,000 sq m, of which 25,000 sq m is a shopping centre (“the Gallery”) and 32,000 sq m is a prime retail park. The property combines typical large “big box” retailers in the retail park and a more fashion-focused retail offering in the Gallery. Main tenants include Coop, XXL, Ahlens, H&M, Jula and Rusta. There is parking for 2,300 cars.
A building permit has been granted to double the retail floor space of the Gallery via an extension, which will comprise four levels and will be integrated with a newly constructed tram stop.
“The acquisition of Bromma Blocks is in line with one of the Fund’s key strategies – to acquire dominant retail assets in liquid markets that can be enhanced through further development and refurbishment,” said Charles Baigler, Fund Manager of ECF. “We are working with a specialist local operating partner to deliver the business plan.”
CBRE GIP was advised by CBRE and Linklaters on the transaction.
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