AQ Acentor launches marketing phase for rental homes at AQ Jardins del Fòrum

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  • The developer is releasing 120 new homes for rent, including a parking space, storage unit, swimming pool and more
  • AQ Jardins del Fòrum is a new €80 million BTR development credited with creating around 1,300 direct and indirect jobs

Barcelona, 1 June 2021: AQ Acentor, Aquila Capital’s Spanish real estate developer and a specialist in residential projects in major urban centres, has begun the marketing phase for 120 build-to-rent homes in its AQ Jardins del Fòrum development in Sant Adrià de Besós, Barcelona. 

Following the successful sale of the first phase of properties, a campaign will now be launched for the remaining rental units. Prospective tenants can find out more on the developer’s website or by visiting the AQ Jardins del Fòrum marketing office at 121, Avenida de la Catalana. Available properties will also be listed on selected real estate portals. Two show apartments will be open for viewing from mid-June.

AQ Jardins del Fòrum is made up of three apartment complexes offering a total of 230 one-to-four-bedroom homes (from one to three beds in the case of homes to rent). Each home has its own parking space, storage unit and balcony, as well as the use of shared amenities, including swimming pools. Overall, the project has generated investment of close to €80 million and created around 1,300 direct and indirect jobs.

Apartments available for rent have been designed with sustainability in mind, equipped with air source heat pumps and other features to improve energy performance. Electric vehicle chargers and LED lighting with motion sensors will be installed as standard, while domestic CO2 emissions will be offset for a period of two years, thanks to AQ Acentor’s Eco2 Plus certification. In addition, smart home technology will allow residents to control access and other functions directly from their smartphones.

Located within the newly developed neighbourhood of La Catalana, AQ Jardins del Fòrum is a prime example of AQ Acentor’s commitment to regeneration and urban design initiatives in cities where it works. On the banks of the Besós River, convenient for the Parque del Fòrum, Port Fòrum marina and the beach, this latest development will further the regeneration of this area of Barcelona, providing high-quality, affordable homes just 15 minutes from the city centre.

Edgar Caridad, Sales & Letting Director at AQ Acentor, confirmed: ‘The commencement of the marketing phase for our rental homes at Jardins del Fòrum is a major milestone for our team in Barcelona, where we are the premier developer of quality residential property. We are pleased to have expanded the selection of homes on offer in Sant Adrià de Besós, where an exciting transformation is turning heads among investors and anyone seeking their ideal home in the immediate Barcelona area.’ Caridad adds, ‘right now, we couldn’t be more thrilled with how well the development has been received so far, as shown by the successful sale of the first wave of homes. We are confident that renters will be just as impressed. Rental homes appeal to a wider section of the population, particularly young people, thanks to their flexibility and greater accessibility. At Jardins del Fòrum, tenants can also enjoy a superb location, premium specifications, generous outdoor space and views over the city of Barcelona, the Besós River and the sea.’

AQ Acentor is Catalonia’s leading real estate developer, with a portfolio of more than 2,000 homes and accumulated investment in the region of €800 million. Part of German investment management firm Aquila Capital, it is on track to deliver more than 350,000 sqm of new developments in Barcelona province by 2025.

About AQ Acentor

AQ Acentor is Aquila Capital’s specialist property developer in Spain, with particular expertise in delivering projects in major urban centres. At present, it primarily operates in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Valencia.

AQ Acentor is currently developing over 6,000 new-build homes, across 660,000 sqm of land, with a total investment value of more than €1,600 million. More than 40% of these homes are build-to-rent properties, making AQ Acentor one of the top players in the Spanish rental market. In addition to rental properties, 40% of AQ Acentor’s current portfolio consists of social housing, reflecting the company’s clear commitment to creating affordable housing.  

About Aquila Capital

Grupo Aquila is a market leader in the real estate investment space, committed to a sustainable investment strategy focused on renewables, energy efficiency, infrastructure, residential property, green logistics, silviculture and agriculture. Founded in 2001 as one of Germany’s first alternative investment firms, Grupo Aquila now manages some €12,500 million (at 31 December 2021) on behalf of institutional investors around the globe. 

Over the last ten years, Grupo Aquila has amassed a largely pan-European portfolio, having invested in renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 10.7 GW and brought more than two million square metres of residential and green logistics property to completion or active development. Grupo Aquila is committed to advancing the energy transition in Europe by financing sustainable investment. 

To create value for investors, Grupo Aquila adopts a fully holistic approach to investment and fund management. With 14 offices in 12 countries, its expert teams mobilise their extensive experience and professional networks to evaluate, develop, finance, manage and execute investments at every stage of the value chain.

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