Chariot Group B.V. sold two DIY stores rented by the well-known brand OBI, located in Gdansk and Lodz. This is the first transaction in Poland for the new owner, a company from the Marr Holdings group originating in South Africa.
Both stores were previously acquired by Chariot Group B.V. in the transaction with Apollo Rida in January, 2018. After the acquisition of the properties, Chariot thoroughly rebuilt and adopted them to the needs of a new tenant. Both commercial spaces received innovative solutions based on the latest User Experience strategies resulting from the OBI’s experience. As a result, the well-known DIY chain OBI enjoys great interest and a constantly growing number of customers, both in Lodz and Gdansk.
‘We are very pleased that our premises will go into good hands. We are glad that the company from the Marr Holdings group has appreciated the potential of these properties and has chosen them for their first transaction in Poland’ – said Anton van Zandvoort, one of the Directors of the Chariot Top Group.
‘The purchase of these two DIY stores from Chariot Group is our first transaction in Poland and we seek to actively acquire a substantial real estate portfolio across Poland. Our investment mandate is non-sector specific, rather focusing on value investments that present strong intrinsic fundamentals supported by sustainable cash flow certainty’ – said Jaysen Golding, Joint Managing Director of Marr Holdings.
Chariot Group was advised by JLL and Linklaters, while Marr Holdings was advised by Dentons.