European real estate investment firm Blackbrook Capital has acquired a portfolio of 22 convenience grocery stores in Spain from public real estate company Lar España.
The supermarkets are subject to long-term triple-net leases with Eroski, the third-largest grocery retailer in Spain and the dominant market leader in northern Spain and the Balearic Islands (among the wealthiest regions in Spain).
The portfolio totals approximately 39,000 sqm of leasable area.
“Our second transaction in Iberia in 2021, this portfolio fits perfectly within our investment strategy – long-term net leases on high-quality mission-critical assets with tenants that are well-entrenched in their market. Grocery retail is a vibrant and growing sector which has demonstrated resilience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, a trend that will only continue. This, coupled with urban locations of the sites which can support both consumer convenience and local e-commerce distribution needs, indicates to us that these will be strong performing assets for the long term,” said Arvi A. I. Luoma, Co-Founder & CEO of Blackbrook.
“We would like to thank Arvi and the Blackbrook team for closing this transaction in a timely fashion and as agreed from the outset. Blackbrook’s net lease and transactional expertise, combined with their ability to acquire the portfolio on an all-equity basis, made them the optimal counterparty for this transaction,” said José Luis del Valle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lar España.