News Article 7R investment logistics Macquarie Poland warehouse Warsaw
by Property Forum | Investment

7R, in a joint venture partnership with MFC Real Estate and DIL Polska Baumanagement, has finalized the sale of 7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I to Macquarie Asset Management. The facility includes three buildings, comprising 15,900 sqm, and is fully leased. The value of the transaction is approx. €29 million. This is another transaction between Macquarie Asset Management and 7R. In November 2021, the investor also acquired urban warehouses near Wrocław, Gdańsk, and Łódź. 

“The Polish logistics sector has demonstrated consistent growth in recent years as the demand of e-commerce continues to accelerate. With its strategic location and technically advanced facilities, this investment provides an exciting opportunity to capitalise on the strong demand for logistics in the region whilst deepening our partnership with 7R,” says Florian Winkle, Co-Head of Macquarie Asset Management’s Core/Core-Plus Real Estate strategy.

7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I is already fully-leased to tenants representing such industries as pharmaceuticals, engineering, logistics, and home improvement. Moreover, Avenger Flight Group runs there the first training centre for commercial aviation in Poland.

“7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I is a state-of-the-art logistics complex that offers a perfect match between quality and access to the key infrastructure that helps businesses to grow. These features are highly valued by the tenants who recognise the facility as the perfect place to move their logistics operations, and I’m certain that Macquarie and its investors will also benefit from this great advantage,” says Łukasz Jachna, Chief Capital Markets Officer at 7R.

“When launching each of our projects, one of the priorities is to apply innovative and environmental solutions that respond to sustainable development criteria. On the one hand, we see that such an approach is currently highly desired by companies seeking modern logistics space, while on the other, we strongly believe that in the long run, it will also boost the value of new industrial properties,” says Tomasz Kostrzewa, Investment Director at 7R.

“We are very happy to have concluded this successful joint venture with 7R and DIL Polska Baumanagement and are convinced that Macquarie has acquired a very attractive logistics development”, says Jan Schwarz, Managing Director of MFC Real Estate.

The transaction was financed with a €50 million credit facility, provided to Macquarie Asset Management by pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank.

Charles Balch, Head of International Clients, UK, CEE & USA at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank said: "We have a long standing relationship with Macquarie Asset Management and we are very pleased to support the business and their client in their recent acquisition in Poland. We are looking forward to other transactions with Macquarie Asset Management across all European and US real estate markets.”

During the sales process, the legal services were rendered by GT law firm.