List of 3 large real estate investors in Spain
To give you a better idea of our list, we briefly introduce three companies that are included in our address database of the largest Spanish real estate buyers. Our team deals intensively with the respective markets and analyses the most important players in detail before we prepare our lists. In this way we ensure that the most relevant companies are really included in our overviews and that you don’t acquire outdated data.
1. Merlin Properties (Madrid) – focus on Spain & Portugal
The real estate investor Merlin Properties is based in Madrid. The company focuses on commercial properties in Spain and Portugal and is one of the largest listed companies in Spain. The portfolio includes office properties, retail properties and shopping centres, logistics properties and hotels. The company invests primarily in Madrid and Barcelona, but has assets throughout Spain and Portugal.
Update 2023: Spanish real estate investor Merlin Properties acquired one of the most iconic properties in Lisbon at the end of 2022 for approximately EUR 113 million; specifically, the Novobanco headquarters on Avenida da Liberdade. According to experts, it was even the biggest real estate deal in Portugal in the complete last year.
2. CORESTATE (Luxembourg) – focus on student housing, micro apartments & office
With CORESTATE , one of the largest European investors is also active in Spain. Although the company’s regional focus is on Germany, some high-profile purchases are also being made on the Iberian Peninsula. They include a student residence in Seville and activities in the co-living segment together with MEDICI LIVING.
3. ORES Socimi (Madrid) – focus on retail in Spain & Portugal
Our database contains not only large, globally active buyers, but also smaller specialized companies with a regional focus. A good example of this is ORES Socimi. This investor focuses entirely on retail properties and invests in shopping centers, retail properties and commercial properties for use in the retail segment (e.g. supermarkets). The company has been active on the market for 25 years and is one of the most important contacts in Spain in this asset class.
These investor types are included in the list:
- Investment managers
- Real estate companies
- Project developers with portfolio acquisition
- Private equity investors
- Pension funds
These property types are purchased:
- Residential real estate
- Office properties
- Retail real estate
- Logistics real estate
- Light industrial real estate
- Hotel real estate
- Data center
- Parking garages
- Nursing homes
Investors in the list are interested in:
- Core Real Estate
- Value add real estate
- Trophy real estate
- Distressed Assets
- Project developments and forward deals
- Debt investments
Included columns in our directory
- Company data (name, legal form, country of origin)
- Contact details (address, URL, e-mail, telephone number, management)
- Form of address of the management suitable for serial letters (e.g. “Dear Dr. Müller”)
- Investor type (investment manager, REIT, pension fund, private equity, etc.)
- Investment focus (asset classes, ranking from A to E, (global) investment volume / assets under management, detailed geographical focus)
- Special investment focus (debt, parking, forward deals, etc.)
- Link to the acquisition profile of the companies and contact details of an acquisition manager (if indicated on the investors’ website)
Where are the investors from ?
Naturally most Spanish real estate investors are headquartered in Spain. The investors are located in the major cities, for example, Madrid, Valencia or Barcelona. However, many foreign property investors are now also active in Spain. Multiple investors from London, Paris or Munich have already made investments on the Iberian peninsula in the past.
Countries of origin
Most real estate investors in Spain come – as expected – from Spain. However, numerous international investors are also active in Spain, for example from the United Kingdom, Germany, or the USA.
Most real estate investors in Spain are headquartered in Madrid, followed by London, Barcelona, and Paris. Some investors also come from Amsterdam, New York and Hamburg.
Our database of RE investors in Spain
Research Germany provides the most comprehensive database of Spanish real estate investors. Our overview is perfect for all players in the real estate industry who are looking for the right buyer for properties of different types. We have already helped numerous brokers, project developers, co-investors, consultants, developers and asset managers to acquire customers and partners in Spain. The contact database can be easily ordered via our online shop and is provided directly as a clearly arranged Excel file for download. Our well-researched list of the largest real estate investors in Spain is guaranteed to include companies that you do not yet have in your address database. The listed real estate buyers come partly from Spain and partly from abroad.
Property investors with international origins
Spain is one of the largest economies in the EU and has been attracting increasing numbers of investors from all over the world in recent years. For this reason, our database of the most important real estate buyers contains not only companies from Spain, but from many other countries. For example, professional real estate investors from the UK, Germany, France, Singapore, USA, China or Switzerland are included in the overview. Many of the companies listed are active throughout the country, with Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Mallorca being particularly popular with many buyers. Especially investors for hotels, resorts and holiday properties are highly interested in coastal regions like Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol or Costa Brava.
Asset class: residential, office, logistics, retail, care, hospitality, light industrial, debt
The real estate market can be divided into different asset classes, which are characterised by very different structures and characteristics. The team of Research Germany knows that specialized investors operate in the individual segments. To help you easily identify the right real estate buyer for your project, our overview contains several columns that show all relevant asset classes. With just one click you can filter by investment companies that invest in residential real estate, office real estate, retail and shopping centers, logistics or light industrial real estate, hotels and vacation properties or care properties. The largest companies are often active in several segments, while smaller companies often focus on individual areas.
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