News Article Arcona Capital investment Poland RECE retail
by Ákos Budai | Investment

Arcona Capital has announced that its Arcona Property Fund is on course to complete the acquisition from RECE of a portfolio of 11 neighbourhood shopping centres in Poland for €25.9 million. Arcona has already completed on eight of the centres and will complete on the other three centres by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

The acquisition increases the number of the Fund’s assets to 25 with a total value of €83.7 million. As a result of the transaction, the new Polish assets will make up 34% of the Fund’s portfolio, with the majority of 46.5% located in Slovakia and 19.5% in the Czech Republic. About 49% of the portfolio comprises office properties, followed by 35% of retail and 16% of other assets, mainly student accommodation. The occupancy rate within the Fund has risen from 78.2 to 82.6%.

Arcona Capital is targeting an annual return of 8% for the Fund, growing its total asset value to €500 million by adding another 30 to 50 assets over the next three to five years. The Fund is planning an allocation of €200 million in Poland, €100 million in the Czech Republic, €50 million in Slovakia and €150 million in other Central and Southeastern European markets, including Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary.