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JLL advise TPG on the acquisition of TriGranit, one of the leading developers in CEE

TPG Real Estate, the real estate arm of global private investment firm TPG has closed its acquisition of TriGranit, one of the major fully integrated, real estate platforms in Central Europe. As part of the transaction, TPG acquired the platform along with a portfolio of office and retail assets located in Poland (B4B, Bonarka shopping center), Hungary (Millennium City Center Offices) and Slovakia (Lakeside Park office building, Metropolis - 47,5 ha of land near Bratislava) with additional development sites in the same countries and Croatia.

JLL advised TPG in the transaction.

Benjamin Perez-Ellischewitz, Head of Capital Markets, JLL Hungary, commented "This transaction is a landmark platform deal for the CEE region and our role illustrates the capacity of the JLL CEE Capital Markets advisory team to advise on multi-country and multi asset classes deals. Investor appetite for portfolios and platform deals is strong and we expect more of the like in the coming months".

Agnieszka Kołat, National Director, Retail Investment CEE, JLL, commented: "Bonarka City Center is yet another truly prime shopping centre transacted this year. With ca. € 1.725 billion of retail deals already closed, 2015 will end as the second best year ever for retail in Poland (behind 2006)".

Rafał Kosoń, Associate Director, Office Investment Poland, JLL added: "For the first time the yearly volume of office transactions in Polish regional cities exceeded the volume registered in Warsaw (ca. 60 / 40 % of volume recorded in regional cities versus Warsaw, respectively). This proves the increased liquidity and strong investor interest in assets located outside the capital city".

Miroslav Barnáš, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at JLL Slovakia, said: "We were delighted to play instrumental role in this cross border transaction. It again underlines increasing investment activity across all sectors including M&A and underpins continuous positive interest in the Slovak real estate market.

According to JLL the total CEE transaction volume is expected at a level of €8 billion for 2015, the highest level since the economic downturn and third highest in the past 12 years.