Cromwell Property Group sold six retail centres in Poland for €285m

Cromwell Property Group sold six retail centres in Poland for €285m

Cromwell Property Group announced the sale of six retail centres across Poland, held by the Cromwell Polish Retail Fund (CPRF), to Star Capital Finance for €285m.


The portfolio totals more than 219,000m2 and includes rights in six shopping centres: Janki in Warsaw, Kometa in Torun, Korona in Wrocław, Tulipan in Lodz, Ster in Szczecin, and Rondo in Bydgoszcz. The occupancy of the portfolio exceeds 95%, with anchor tenants including Auchan, Bi1, LPP Group, Inditex Group, CCC Group, Rossmann, RTV EURO AGD and Cinema City.


Since acquiring the portfolio in 2019, Cromwell has implemented extensive asset management initiatives across the properties, significantly improving occupancy and footfall levels. The Group will continue to act as asset manager of the shopping centres on behalf of Star Capital Finance.


Cromwell has also exercised ambitious sustainability programmes at the assets, with the portfolio achieving a record overall GRESB score of 90 and a five-star rating in November 2023.


Andrew Creighton, Head of Investment Management, Europe at Cromwell Property Group, commented: “This sale concludes our strategy to sell these assets to achieve our strategic target of being a capital-light fund manager, with our asset management programmes successfully boosting the performance of each shopping centre and notably enhancing the sustainability credentials of the portfolio. We are looking forward to continuing to execute our ambitious investment strategies across Europe, focusing on strategically located, high-quality assets with excellent sustainability features.


Josef Malir, Managing Director at Star Capital Finance, commented: “We have bought a high-quality portfolio of shopping centres with a great potential for further development. Entering the Polish market is a milestone and a huge challenge for us, which we intend to take full advantage of. We would like to thank all our partners who assisted us to make one of the largest real estate transactions of the CEE region a reality.


JLL, BNP Paribas RE, Greenberg Traurig, PwC Polska and CBRE Project Management & Building Consultancy advised Cromwell Property Group on this transaction.


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