Commerz Real’s €97 Million Acquisition of Student Accommodation from Henderson Park and Hines

Cuatrecasas advised Commerz Real on the deal.

Commerz Real executed the acquisition of a site in the 22@ district of Barcelona from Henderson Park and Hines, and where it will build student accommodation.

The transaction, valued at €97 million, was structured through (i) a forward funding agreement with Henderson Park and Hines, and (ii) a management contract for the student accommodation with Aparto (subsidiary of the Hines group). The residence hall is expected to be completed for the start of the academic year 2022-2023. The 743-bed complex, on calle Pallars 433-453, comprises 20,000 square meters above ground and 6,079 square meters below ground.

Commerz Real AG provides investment and asset management services. The Company offers a range of investment products including open-ended, closed-end, and institutional real estate funds as well as structured investment, equipment leasing, real estate, and advisory services. 

The Cuatrecasas team advising Commerz Real included Bernat Mullerat (Picture), Lluís Puig, Ander Portillo, Lara Vivas and Aina Maragall.

Involved fees earner: Aina Maragall – Cuatrecasas; Bernat Mullerat – Cuatrecasas; Ander Portillo – Cuatrecasas; Lluis Puig – Cuatrecasas; Lara Vivas – Cuatrecasas;

Law Firms: Cuatrecasas;

Clients: Commerz Real;

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Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler