Hines Acquires Parque Industrial Tecnológico II Industrial Park in Guadalajara, Mexico

(GUADALAJARA, MEXICO) ‚Äď Hines, the international real estate company, announced today the acquisition of Parque Industrial Tecnol√≥gico II, a 1,308,321-square-foot, Class A industrial park located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Hines developed Parque Industrial Tecnol√≥gico II and sold it to Union Investment in 2007.

Cushman and Wakefield represented Union Investment in this operation and Savills represented Hines. Financials of the transaction were not disclosed.

Parque Industrial Tecnológico II is located at the corner of Anillo Periferico and Avenida Colón, making it a landmark location in Mexico’s second largest metro area, second to Mexico City.

Within Guadalajara, the Periferico Sur industrial submarket offers excellent transportation with proximity to universities and a robust labor market.

Parque Industrial Tecnológico II is one of three logistics parks that Hines has developed in the Periferico Sur submarket of Guadalajara. Hines has managed Parque Industrial Tecnológico II since its inception.

Hines’ business strategy for this asset involves engaging a local architect to redesign the façade of a building which was previously leased by Intel to house their headquarters, and subdividing the existing space in order to provide leasable areas from 10,000 square feet to 131,686 square feet of high-end, finished office space for different users in the market place.

‚ÄúWe expect Parque Industrial Tecnol√≥gico II to benefit from a combination of strong tenants and occupancy history, construction quality and an excellent location, which is superior to most industrial assets traded in the last three years in Mexico,‚ÄĚ stated Ricardo Serrano, marketing director at Hines. ‚ÄúThe gradual shift from industrial into office in the area is driven by the lack of large area, quality Class A space, reasonably priced below price B rates.‚ÄĚ

As presently the only non-European logistics asset, Union disposed of the property primarily for strategic reasons. ‚ÄúOur investment focus in Latin America is currently on the office property market in Mexico City. We see exciting opportunities here for our international funds to expand our excellent Americas portfolio,‚ÄĚ said Martin Br√ľhl, head of International Investment Management at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH.

Since 2010, the historical average annual occupancy of the park has been above 95 percent. Parque Industrial Tecnológico II is currently leased to 22 tenants, the largest of whom are Assa Abloy, Bonafont, and Heinz.

Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,317 properties representing more than 541 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Currently, Hines manages 391 properties totaling 161 million square feet, which includes 89.1 million square feet for third parties. With offices in 115 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $28.2 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

Parque Industrial Tecnológico II