Global law firm Dentons advised South-African investment trust Fortress REIT on its acquisition of Eli Park 1 industrial park, a new logistics hub located north-west of Bucharest.
ELI Park 1 is a 50,000 sqm class A logistics and industrial park, located 15 minutes away from Bucharest, in the Buftea – Chitila area. The Park is already being leased to tenants such as Arctic, Decor Floor, Dentotal, Euro Games Technology Romania, Kalapod, Mobilier 1, Novomatic and Paste Baneasa. ELI Park 1 was developed by Element Industrial, a joint-venture between investor Ionuţ Dumitrescu and Pavăl Holding, a private equity co-founded by Dedeman retail chain owners, Dragoş and Adrian Pavăl.
Fortress REIT Limited is a leading South African Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which specializes in developing, acquiring, and investing in state-of-the-art logistics real estate. The trust is also involved in retail properties focused on proximity and convenience, holding 21.76% shares in NEPI-Rockcastle, the largest Mall and retail center owner in Romania.
During the acquisition, Fortress REIT has been counseled by Bogdan Papandopol, Partner and Head of Dentons’ Global Real Estate Group in Bucharest, in coordination with Perry Zizzi, Managing Partner Dentons Romania.
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