News Article Croatia Czech Republic Hungary investment M7 Real Estate
by Ákos Budai | Investment

M7 Real Estate announced that its first Central European fund for third party investors, M7 Central European Real Estate Fund I (M7 CEREF I), has now completed its final close, reaching its target raise of €60 million of investor capital. This follows investor commitments of more than €35 million at its first close in October 2016.

M7 also announced that M7 CEREF I has acquired the 64,600 sqm Aerozone Logistics Park in Budapest, Hungary from CA Immo Group and Union Invest. 
In addition, M7 has agreed a €68.5 million senior debt facility with Starwood European Real Estate Finance on behalf of M7 CEREF I with an initial three year term. The remaining pipeline is fully identified and this facility will enable the remaining circa €65.5 million of deals to take place during the next few weeks and result in the Fund being fully invested. The Mani Business Centre in Zagreb, Croatia and Oregon House, Prague, which were both acquired immediately after the Fund’s first close, are excluded from the Starwood debt agreement.
The Fund targets both Core Plus and high yielding regional opportunities across major cities in the Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Investments have been sourced across all sectors and are managed by M7, through its platform, which was first established in the CEE region in early 2014 with an office in Warsaw which has subsequently expanded to include offices in Prague, Zagreb, Budapest and Bratislava.