Hypo Real Estate Bank provides €52.5 million of senior debt to Orco Property (DE/CZ)

Hypo Real Estate Bank International AG announces that it has provided €52.5 million of senior debt to Orco Property a.s., Prague, the owner of Luxembourg Plaza. Orco Property a.s. is jointly owned by Orco Property Group and the Endurance Fund. The transaction completed on January 31st, 2007.

Luxembourg Plaza ranks among one of the most modern office buildings in Prague. The complex provides 22,000 m² of modern and efficient Class-A office space, retail/showroom premises and is connected to a 161 room Marriott hotel. The building is fully leased to international tenants.

Orco Property Group is a leading investor, developer and asset manager in the Central European real estate and hospitality market, managing assets in excess of €1.3 billion. Quoted on Euronext and the Prague stock exchange, Orco has been active in Central Europe since 1991. Additionally, Orco is sponsor and manager of the Endurance Real Estate Fund, a closed end real estate fund for institutional investors focusing on Central Europe.

Commenting, Harin Thaker, Member of the Management Board of Hypo Real Estate Bank International AG, said: "We are delighted to have closed this transaction with Orco, a long standing investor in Central Europe. We are looking forward to working with both Orco and the Endurance Fund on future transactions in Central and Eastern Europe."

Source: Hypo Real Estate

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