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Bratislava

JLL Capital Markets advised Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets on the acquisition of HB Reavis logistics portfolio exceeding 130,000 sq m.

JLL Slovakia also instructed for Property management of the portfolio.


​Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assests (MIRA), the largest Australian investment bank, entered the Slovak and Czech industrial investment market through acquisition of industrial portfolio from HB Reavis. MIRA was represented and advised by JLL Capital Markets teams in Bratislava and Prague.

The portfolio totalled more than 130,000 sqm of prime logistics and light industrial premises. The transaction included 4 logistics centres: in Raca and Svaty Jur, both located within Greater Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, in Maly Saris, Eastern Slovakia, and in Mosnov, Ostrava region in the Czech Republic.

The entire portfolio was sold for 79 mil. Eur.

"We were pleased to assist Macquarie Group to navigate their investment exposure also into real estate in Slovakia and Czech Republic. We are also delighted to witness yet another blue-chip institutional investor entering Central Europe, which has now become an established investment destination offering prime investments opportunities across various asset classes," says Miroslav Barnáš, Head of Capital Markets and Managing Director, JLL Slovakia.

MIRA also selected JLL as their Property Managers for the portfolio. JLL PM team in Bratislava will be responsible for smooth takeover of the properties, overseeing the scheme´s technical, operational, administrative and financial aspects and also for the implementation of innovative solutions fostering co-operation with tenants.

Filip Polomský, Head of Property Management in JLL Slovakia, adds: "We are delighted that MIRA has chosen JLL as Property Manager. The portfolio is one of the prime logistics schemes in Slovakia. Our team has been operating on the Slovak market for almost 10 years and with this newest acquisition we administer ca. 250,000 sq m of leasable area with a total capital value exceeding  375 mil. Eur. I am sure that JLL´s experience, local knowledge and hands on approach will contribute to the scheme´s success and value maximization."