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Greece: EBRD invests in Noval Property, real estate investment Greek company

Posted by TRAVEL TOP COUNTRY MAG MEDIA on December 3 2021, 11:27am

Categories: #Greece, #tourism, #realestate, #Greeneconomy

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has successfully participated in a debut green bond issuance by Noval Property  in Greece, with an investment of €12 million of the total €120 million offering.

Noval Property is the second-largest real estate investment company in Greece in terms of assets, with a current portfolio of 43 commercial properties valued at €390 million. It is also a subsidiary of Viohalco, a holding company located in Belgium with a number of leading metal processing companies in Europe. It is listed on Euronext Brussels (VIO) and the Athens Stock Exchange (BIO).

Noval Property’s green bond, is aligned with the International Capital Market Association’s (ICMA) Green Bond Principles, and will help strengthen corporate climate governance, while supporting transparency and integrity in the development of the local green capital market.Its strategy scales up by providing funding to pursue new investments and property developments, while diversifying its funding sources and restructuring its balance sheet.

As part of the project, Noval Property has committed to invest the EBRD’s proceeds in financing green-certified assets, achieving at least LEED “Gold” or BREEAM “Very Good” certification. LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.

We are very excited to support Noval Property in its inaugural step to access the green debt capital markets and in widening its investment portfolio. Noval Property will be pursuing a promising pipeline of sustainable green-certified buildings, which are currently in limited market supply, ultimately supporting the decarbonisation of the building sector in Greece

Vlaho Kojakovic, EBRD Head of Property and Tourism, said

Noval Property is committed to green buildings and sustainable development. The proceeds from this issue will help us further enrich our green-certified portfolio by progressing our captive development pipeline and capitalising on suitable investment opportunities in the market. We are very happy and honoured that the EBRD shared our vision and supported this issue

Panagiotis Kapetanakos, CEO of Noval Property, commented

From the beginning The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  has invested approximately €5.1 billion in more than 80 projects in the corporate, financial, energy and infrastructure sectors of the Greek economy.
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