- Facility finances seven newly constructed or to be constructed logistics assets located across the United Kingdom
- Deal indicative of continued strong performance of UK logistics sector
Munich/London, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a £147 million facility (approx. €174 million) to subsidiaries of Prologis UK Logistics Venture SCSp (UKLV), a joint venture with CBRE Global Investment Partners, managed by Prologis UKLV GP Sàrl. The transaction closed at the end of February.
The proceeds of the facility are used to refinance three newly constructed logistics distribution centers, and to finance the development of four additional logistics distribution centers.
The assets are located throughout the United Kingdom in established prime logistics locations. The development properties are entitled development sites for which vertical construction has commenced or will commence in the near term in order to provide approximately 1.25 million square feet of logistic use accommodation.
Charles Balch, Head of Real Estate Finance International, UK & CEE at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, said: “ Prologis has been a very important client for pbb across Europe for many years. We are particularly pleased to support their newly formed joint venture with CBRE Global Investment Partners. This opportunity allowed us to bring our structuring skills to bear on a combined investment and development facility in a growth sector of the UK real estate market which is very attractive for institutional investors. The transaction is an indicative of the continued strong performance of the UK logistics sector.”
“pbb’s structuring capabilities and development underwriting expertise provide Prologis UK Logistics Venture with a flexible financing facility that meets our requirements” said Christian Nickels-Teske, Head of Treasury Europe and Capital Markets, Prologis. “This transaction expands our long-standing relationship with pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, a trusted and reliable partner.”
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SOURCE: Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG