With this capital injection, real estate fund manager Harrison Street becomes Nexo’s majority shareholder. Nexo had, until now, been led by Global Student Accomodation (GSA) alone, reveals daily newspaper Cinco Días this Monday.
This financial reinforcement may be a boost for GSA to reach its goal for the next five years: to own a portfolio capable of accommodating between 10.000 and 14.000 students.
Currently, Nexo only has 1.500 beds located mainly in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. And even adding the 855 beds which will become available next school year in the Catalan capital and the 255 beds being developed in Valencia, the company is far from reaching that goal.
According to Cinco Días, the company’s growth strategy is mainly focused on building student residences from scratch. But it doesn’t put aside new acquisition opportunities for this type of assets, nor managing other companies’ residences.
«We are negotiating our entry in other capitals to expand our presence in Spain [in cities like Bilbao, Malaga, Salamanca and Seville] and preparing our entrance in the Portuguese market», mentions Christopher Holloway, GSA’s and Nexo Residencias’ CEO to newspaper Expansión. Entering the Italian market is also in the company’s plans, mentions Cinco Días.
Photo: Nexo Residencias