Deal News: Acquisition of prime high-street retail asset in Bologna, Italy

Acquisition of prime high-street retail asset in Bologna, Italy

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has completed, on behalf of CNP Assurances, the acquisition of a prime high-street retail asset in the heart of the historical city centre of Bologna, Italy.

The recently refurbished property is comprised of two adjoining classical buildings with a total surface area of 2,300 sqm, spread over three floors. Each of the respective properties is fully let on a long lease contract to leading international retail brands.

The asset benefits from excellent visibility being centrally located in the heart of Bologna’s historical centre on Via Rizzoli, one of the city’s prime shopping streets, and opposite the Piazza Maggiore. Bologna has a well-established retail industry which dominates both the city and its metropolitan area, benefiting not only from an affluent local population of over a million residents but also from a daily inflow of tourists and workers, ensuring consistently high footfall.

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