AFI Europe Romania published its financial results; The Net Operating Income (NOI) from its income producing assets in Romania reached to over €51 million in 2017, representing 10.1 percent higher results compared to 2016.
AFI Cotroceni the largest and most dominant shopping mall in Romania reported a NOI of over €34 million representing a 2 percent increase compared to 2016 though taking into consideration the extensive expansion construction works that have been finalized only in Q4 of 2017. The number of visitors to AFI Cotroceni increased to 51,000 visitors per day. AFI Cotroceni retailer’s sales (Turn-Over) increased by 5 percent to RON 1.1 billion compared to 2016.
AFI Cotroceni was valued on September 30 at €501 million, increased by more than 7 percent, and following the expansion to host the largest P&C in Romania (5200 sqm) and the largest Zara shop in the CEE region (4000 sqm) the mall’s GLA increased to 90,000 sqm of rentable areas.
AFI Ploiesti shopping center of 34,000 sqm GLA generated over €5 million in NOI during 2017 while retailer’s sales (Turn-Over) rose by 18 percent to over to LEI 260 million compared to 2016. The number of visitors is over 15,000 shoppers per day and the occupancy rate of the shopping mall in Ploiesti remains steady at 99 percent.
Office Project AFI Park, 70,000 sqm GLA with a projected yearly income of €13 million is leased 99.7 percent and the value of the 5 office buildings is €165 million according to the valuation performed as of September 30, 2017.
“2017 was an excellent year for AFI Romania with a 10 percent increase in NOI to over €51 million. During 2017 we have expanded AFI Cotroceni by 7000 sqm GLA opening the largest P&C and Zara shops in Romania and their contribution to the mall results will be felt in 2018. Our overall occupancy in the income producing assets is 99 percent. In addition we have 3 diversified ongoing projects under construction; AFI Brasov mall & offices which we have over 85 percent of the mall’s shops signed or concluded to be signed, AFI Tech Park offices which are close to 40 percent pre-leased and AFI City Residential complex which have launched sales during the last couple of weeks. We continue to maintain our interest for new opportunities, whether developments of new shopping centers or office projects,” said David Hay, outgoing CEO AFI Europe Romania.
The construction works on AFI Brasov are advancing according to the time schedule. Currently AFI Brasov shopping mall is 55 percent Pre-Leased and additional 30 percent under signing process. The mall will spread on an area of 45,000 sqm GLA and will include 200 shops and retail units. On top of the mall two class-A office buildings shall be constructed totalling 25,000 sqm of GLA.
In addition in the office segment, construction works for AFI Tech Park in Bucharest are well advanced and the pre-lease is close to 40 percent. The first office building will open in Q2 2018, offering 20,000 sqm GLA office space and 2000 sqm of retail area (including world class fitness club canteen and Quick Service Restaurant “1 Minute”), efficiently spread over 8 above ground floors serviced by two underground parking levels. AFI Tech Park 1 is Pre-Certified LEED Platinum.
During the past 4 weeks AFI Europe Romania has launched the sales of its first residential project in Romania; AFI City, located in Bucurestii Noi. As phase I, two residential buildings consisting of 190 apartments, 16,000 sqm of built up area are planned to be developed.
AFI Properties 2017 Financial Results:
Income up 30 percent to €217 million, NOI in Euro values up 5 percent to €85 million
AFI Properties, the parent company of AFI Europe, has published its 2017 financial reports, registering a NOI of €85 million, up 5 percent in euro values and an income of €217 million representing an increase of 30 percent compared 2016.
During 2017 AFI Properties was active as well in the residential sector selling over 600 apartments.
AFI Properties through AFI Europe is under construction in the CEE and SEE markets of 120,000 sqm of commercial projects including 4office projects in three countries and AFI Brasov shopping mall of 45,000 GLA currently under development in Brasov Romania. In the residential segment AFI Europe is developing 1000 residential units across Serbia, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.
AFI Properties owns and manages close to 500,000 sqm of commercial properties and as of December 31, 2017 had cash reserves of €160 million.