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JLL's European Capital Markets Retail team has advised Pradera, one of Europe's leading retail property fund and asset managers, on the acquisition of 25 prime retail parks, comprising approx. 538,000 m² across Europe. The €900 million investment is the first closing of the Pradera European Retail Parks SCSp fund.
The portfolio of retail parks situated next to IKEA stores comprises around 500 units. Completion on 17 assets located in Germany, France and Poland is expected on 4 April 2017, with a further eight retail parks in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Switzerland due to complete on 31 August.
Jeremy Eddy, Head of European Retail Capital Markets, JLL, said: "We were delighted to support Pradera on this complex European transaction, using our local and European expertise. The deal reflects the confidence in the European retail market for strong defensive locations, where the addition of proactive asset management skills can drive performance. The European retail warehouse sector offers the opportunity to secure long term income from strong covenants and we expect to see further investment into this sector in 2017 as investors seek income security and enhanced returns."
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