The transaction in which Sif Banat – Crișana bought the shares held by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction in Doosan IMGB, was authorized by the Competition Council. The transaction, involving a land plot with an area of 540,000 square meters, the largest land plot ever traded in Bucharest, was brokered by Crosspoint Real Estate. The deal, started and completed during the health crisis, with negotiations closed in less than two months, will generate one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Romania. The property becomes the largest traded land plot in the last decade on the real estate market in Bucharest – a real proof that the confidence given by investors and developers in the capacity of the local market has increased, especially in the current economic context.
“Although we are more selective with investments in the real estate market, this opportunity caught our attention immediately. We thoroughly analyzed the offer and we just as quickly came to the conclusion that it falls within the investment criteria we are looking for, a big factor in our decision being that we have the chance to be instrumental in the redefining of an important historical area of Bucharest. It is a complex project, especially because of its size, but we are confident that it will become one of the most important projects that our capital city will enjoy. We also want to thank Doosan for a very transparent and professional transaction process.” said Bogdan Drăgoi, President of SIF Banat – Crișana.
The property becomes the largest traded land plot in the last decade on the real estate market in Bucharest – a real proof that the confidence given by investors and developers in the capacity of the local market has increased, especially in the current economic context.
“This transaction confirms the interest of some investors in unique assets, even if we are in a difficult period, affected by the pandemic, and generally discussions focus on price contractions, crises or other negative signals. It is an example of trust given to the local real estate market by SIF Banat – Crișana, an investor with a moderate appetite for this industry, but which validates the situation that in more difficult times there are opportunities and landmark transactions”, says Codrin Matei, Managing Partner Crosspoint Real Estate. The company is a leader on the segment of land transactions on the local market. “In the 15 years since we have been active in this market we have been involved in many and various transactions, but I can say that so far we have not been part of such a fast transaction, with firm decisions, adaptability, communication and great commitment throughout the process.. We can even say that it was the perfect transaction, and this is another proof of the solidity of our industry “, says Matei.
About SIF Banat – Crișana
Banat – Crișana Financial Investment Company is a Romanian legal entity, incorporated as a joint stock company with wholly private capital and operates as a closed-end investment company with a diversified investment policy and is authorized, regulated and supervised by the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF). SIF Banat – Crișana is self-managed and since March 2018 is authorized by ASF as an administrator of alternative investment funds (AFIA).
The investment objective of SIF Banat – Crișana is to manage a diversified portfolio of quality assets, able to ensure both short-term income generation and medium-long-term preservation and growth of capital.
SIF Banat-Crișana, successor of the Private Property Fund (FPP) I Banat-Crișana (established in 1992), was established as a joint stock company in November 1996, by reorganizing and transforming FPP I Banat-Crișana, pursuant to Law no. 133/1996 for the transformation of private property funds into financial investment companies.
About Crosspoint Real Estate
Founded in 2005, Crosspoint Real Estate offers both real estate trading and consulting services, as well as financial solutions needed by large investors, for all types of properties: offices, retail, industrial, land, hotels and residential. Crosspoint Real Estate is the international partner of Savills in Romania, one of the largest real estate companies worldwide, founded in 1855 – with revenues of over GBP 1.76 billion generated in 2018.
The company, a leader on the land segment, is a real estate consulting firm that offers premium services in the field of transactions, office and retail space rental for developers or tenants, valuation services, market research and feasibility studies, as well as services in the field residential properties, through exclusive mandates. In 2019, Crosspoint Real Estate had a turnover of 2.65 million euros.