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Montepio invests in home for elderly

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The Portuguese Cooperative-style bank Montepio is to invest €11 million in a home for the elderly in Lisbon’s Entrecampos zone.

 

The building, currently under construction, is on a 13,000m2 site and comprises two towers with assisted living apartments and an internment unit with round-the-clock specialist elderly care.  The two towers will be linked by a metal bridge.

The development is one of several in property developments as the bank, which is a hybrid between a building society and a cooperative (mutual association) invests in real estate taking advantage of the current boom in property development in Lisbon prime city-centre land assets.

This month Banco CTT signed a promissory purchase contract for a property in Lisbon’s city centre Martim Moniz in a deal worth €10.3 million with the asset value for the company led by Francisco de Lacerda stands at €8.5 million.

Other prime Lisbon deals lately include the sale of a building in the city’s prime avenue Avenida da Liberdade to a Canadian investment fund for a total of  €15.2 million. 

In April this year a Spanish real estate investment fund bought the Zen Torre office building in Lisbon’s Parque das Nações. The office block is expected to generate €21 million of rents annually while in the zone the Martinhal Group is investing €130 million in a new purpose-built office block, an aparthotel and an international school for 900 pupils from 2019/20.


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