Demand for logistics real estate in the Baltics is growing fast new deal shows
Newsec in the Baltics advised on the sale of an 18,000 sqm logistics centre owned by BCP Logistics Property III of Norway. Current tenant Vinges Terminalas acquired the property for nearly EUR 10 million.
The logistics and office complex consists of 16,755 sqm of warehouse premises and 1,375 sqm of office space. The property is at a strategically convenient location near Vilnius and next to Lithuania’s main Vilni-us–Kaunas-Klaipeda (A1) highway, ensuring ease of access for both major cities and neighbouring coun-tries. The logistics complex is also well situated in relation to railway lines and the Vilnius and Kaunas air-ports.
Vinges Terminalas is a logistics company offering comprehensive warehousing, preparation and labelling of goods, delivery and customs clearance services.
Sigurd Persson, a representative of seller BCP Logistics Property III, cites more than ten years of suc-cessful collaboration with Vinges Terminalas. The facility was built by Vinges Terminalas back in 2007-2008. Due to the need for capital to further develop and expand their main business, the logistics centre was sold to the Norwegian-capital fund. Now, over a decade later, Vinges Terminalas has bought the logis-tics centre back.
“We see increasing interest for the logistics and industrial properties from both local and foreign investors. Vingės Terminalas story is a great example of how to use a sales leaseback transaction to successfully finance the expansion of one’s core business by freeing up the capital locked in real estate. Currently, we even feel the lack of quality logistics/warehousing properties. Thus, we encourage companies that are holding real estate on their balance sheet to consider a sales leaseback transaction to free up capital,” says Andrius Švolka, the Head of Investment Transactions in the Baltics at Newsec.
Newsec in the Baltics advised the seller in the transaction. Law firm Walless advised the seller on the legal matters.