CBRE Investment Management  investe  nel build-to-rent  di  Cascina Merlata , presso Milano

CBRE Investment Management, on behalf of a fund sponsored by the firm, has acquired a build-to-rent multifamily asset currently under construction in the Cascina Merlata district in Milan, Italy. The developer selling the asset is Greenway S.r.l. Once complete, the asset, which is classed as affordable housing, will comprise 170 apartments spread over ten above-ground floors, with two below-ground floors allocated for car parking. The ground floor and mezzanine level will be dedicated to storage and bike parking. Homes will range from studios to three-bedroom apartments, all with large terraces, and suitable for a range of occupiers, including young professionals, families and downsizers.

The asset is located along the main boulevard of Cascina Merlata – a new 900,000 sq m residential district. Already home to 3,000 people, development at Cascina Merlata is expected to complete in 2025, when its population will climb to circa 13,000. As well as residential buildings, Cascina Merlata will include public amenities, a shopping centre, and a 200,000 sq m public park.

The Cascina Merlata district is adjacent to Milan’s Expo Area, which is undergoing significant urban regeneration, and houses sporting facilities, an open-air theatre, a university campus, and a hospital. Cascina Merlata also offers residents excellent transport links: the city centre can be easily reached via Via Gallarate and Viale Certosa, and the asset is within walking distance of the Molino Dorino metro station. 100% of the building’s GLA is classified as affordable housing by the Milan municipality and as a result, the rent is circa 30% lower than the open market rent, making this a highly defensive investment asset with strong reversionary potential over the long term.

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