News Article Budapest CA Immo Hungary office
by Property Forum | Office

CA Immo has successfully signed and closed the sale of the Vizivaros Office Center in Budapest. The building is located in the Central Buda office submarket in the western part of Budapest, comprises around 14,200 sqm of total lettable space and was 96% let with annualized gross rental income of around €2.5 million as of 31 December 2022. The buyer is the FLE SICAV FIS real estate fund managed by FLE GmbH.

Keegan Viscius, CIO of CA Immo said: "This successful sale in Budapest is another step in our capital rotation programme where we seek to divest assets with no strategic fit in our long-term portfolio while improving our portfolio and cash flow quality.” 

CBRE Hungary acted as the exclusive financial and real estate advisor in the sale process, and Cerha Hempel Hungary as the legal advisor to CA Immo.

As of 31 December 2022, CA Immo's Hungarian portfolio consisted of nine office buildings in Budapest with a total lettable area of around 194,000 sqm and a book value of around €460 milluin. All Hungarian buildings have BREEAM sustainability certification.

CA Immo pursues a dynamic and value-accretive investment and divestment approach, concentrating its activities on high-quality office assets in the key gateway cities with high growth perspectives and resilience. Overriding targets of the portfolio strategy are to increase portfolio quality to ensure long-term competitiveness and to expand the core markets of Germany and Austria to more than 80% of the total portfolio in the medium term.

FLE GmbH is based in Vienna and is part of the French LFPI group. LFPI is an independent international multi-asset manager with approximately €25bn of assets under management. The real estate funds managed by LFPI are owners of commercial real properties with an estimated net value of approximately €3.5bn. FLE GmbH is LFPI’s regional asset manager for real estate investments into DACH and CEE.