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POLAND Ares buys into Polish warehousing

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Pbb has provided a EUR 115 mln loan for a logistics portfolio in Poland acquired by Ares Management.

Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided an investment loan facility totalling EUR 115 mln to a fund managed by the real estate group of Ares Management Corporation the acquisition financing of a logistics portfolio in Poland. Pbb acted as arranger and sole lender under the facility.

The portfolio consists of four assets in key logistics destinations across northern, central and southern Poland – in Gdańsk, Sosnowiec, Poznań and Wrocław. It comprises a total of 285,500 sqm gross leasable space occupied by more than 30 tenants, such as Rhenus, LPP and Gefco.

This is the second transaction between Ares and Pbb within a short timeframe. In Q4 2020, Pbb provided a EUR 30 mln medium term loan for the acquisition of an 83,200 sqm logistics portfolio in Spain.

We are very pleased to support Ares in their logistics acquisitions across Europe. Both Poland and Spain are important markets for Pbb, and we are looking forward to continue working with Ares in the logistics sector in Poland, Spain and beyond.
Charles Balch, the head of international clients for the UK, CEE and the USA at Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

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