The 19.5 million euro disbursed to the A.S.C.I. Fund – managed by Prelios SGR – will enable work to continue in Umbria for the construction of a total of more than 500 apartments for sale and for lease at controlled prices and rents
Work on four social housing projects in the Italian region of Umbria promoted by the “A.S.C.I. – Abitare Sostenibile Centro Italia” Fund is set to continue thanks to an agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo for the refinancing of existing debt and an increase – 3.5 million euro – of the original loan, for a total amount of 19.5 million euro.
The loan to the A.S.C.I. Fund, a social investment unit trust fund managed by Prelios SGR, will make it possible to respond to housing needs in the region by funding the construction of apartments that, for the most part, will be leased at rent-controlled rates rather than on the open market. The A.S.C.I. Fund is owned 70% by CDP Immobiliare SGR through the Fondo Investimenti per l’Abitare (FIA) fund.
The refinancing announced today will enable work to be completed on the sites in: Bastia Umbra (Perugia), a 27,000 sq.m project for the construction of 123 apartments (of which 105 for social housing); the former Manifattura Tabacchi area in Perugia, a 28,500 sq.m multipurpose development consisting largely of residential properties, with 214 apartments, of which 174 for social housing, as well as 20 business properties.
Alessandro Busci, Head of Fund Management at Prelios SGR, said: “This important regional development is part of a wider program for the management of investment funds dedicated to social housing projects, which we are implementing with CDP Immobiliare SGR in several Italian Regions. In today’s economic scenario, the closing of the refinancing is very important, and will enable investments planned for some time to start up again and be completed. In Umbria we have supported activities at seven construction sites in the main provinces, for a total of more than 500 apartments, most of which will be leased on long-term contracts at controlled rents or sold under specific agreements. The program will respond to families’ housing needs and drive the urban and social redevelopment of the towns involved.”