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With this new residence, Urban Campus will manage 3 buildings for the Socimi ELIX Vintage Residencial.
This new project will be located in Áncora street in Madrid and will open officially in September 2022.

The first full building coliving operator, Urban Campus, boosts its national expansion with the opening of its fourth coliving in Madrid: Urban Campus Atocha

This is the third asset that the company operates with Socimi ELIX Vintage Residencial. After a positive experience with the two previous projects (Malasaña Madrid Coliving and Mellado Madrid Coliving).

Both companies share a transformative vision of the residential market, which is adapting to new living models, where social connections are promoted and where new work and leisure habits have evolved the way in which projects are developed to adapt to new residential needs. Additionally, Urban Campus is one of the only operators that manage its buildings under strict ESG criteria, with an efficient operation thanks to its transparent data registration system for both investor and tenant, increasing the efficiency of its assets, thanks to efficient management, marketing & sales efforts.  

For Maxime Armand, COO and co-founder of Urban Campus, “With this new opening we are strengthening our commitment to Spain. Furthermore, our track record in residential assets management, adapting them to the concept of coliving, is an added value for companies such as ELIX Vintage Residencial, with whom we have great synergies”.       

Urban Campus Atocha will have a total surface area of over 2,800 m2, the largest coliving that the company has operated so far, with other larger buildings planned in the short term. It will have 57 studios and the largest communal areas ever designed for a coliving. It will be located at Calle Áncora 20, in the dynamic neighbourhood of Delicias, very close to Atocha station. 

The project will complete its refurbishment works in the last quarter of the current year and its residential options will be: 22 studios for two tenants with shared living room and kitchen and 35 individual studios with their own living room and kitchen.

About Urban Campus

Founded in 2016, Urban Campus is the first operator of complete coliving buildings. With its innovative model, it is redefining the rules of residential housing in major European cities by offering coliving & coworking spaces adapted to new lifestyles. With a DNA of its own, based on satisfying the new residential needs of young professionals in major cities, it offers quality buildings, fosters community and provides a new residential experience overall. 

About ELIX Vintage Residencial 

Elix Vintage Residencial SOCIMI, S.A. is a real estate investment vehicle specialising in the acquisition and refurbishment of residential properties in central areas of Madrid and Barcelona. Elix VRS currently has 30 buildings in different development stages. This patrimony is focused on covering the different residential rental needs, ranging from traditional housing to medium and short term housing, including corporate and coliving.

 

For further information:

Marta Torres Vilas
+34 636 484 866
marta.torresvilas@urbancampus.com

 

Ana, our Head of Operations Iberia, was interviewed in EjePrime.

In this interview, she talks about Urban Campus and our plan to end the year with more than 250 units in Spain.
She also explains our evolution in the last years, occupancy rates, and our expansion plans in Spain and Europe.

Click here to read the full interview.

Casilda, our Head of Business Development in Spain, was interviewed in Valencia Plaza.

In this interview, she talks about Urban Campus expansion in Spain, and about our new Coliving in Valencia “Ayora Valencia, Coliving”.
She also details why we have chosen Valencia, to open a new Coliving and how the Coliving market has evolved after the Covid pandemic.

Click here to read the full interview.

Urban Campus Valencia Coliving

Madrid, 16th February 2022 – Urban Campus, a national leader in the management of coliving buildings, launches its first greenfield project in Spain in collaboration with both Batipart (investor) and WHITE Investing RE (developer). With this opening, Urban Campus expands geographically outside Madrid and strategically enters the greenfield buildings sector. This new coliving will be located in Valencia, in the up and coming neighbourhood of Ayora, where construction has already started. It will house 41 studios and more than 200 m2 of communal areas.

Urban Campus, together with the investor and the developer, are in charge of the project conceptualisation phase, as well as the interior design. Once open, Urban Campus will be in charge of operating the building under a management contract.

This opening strengthens Urban Campus’ leadership position in Spain, seeking to promote this residential coliving model in Spain’s main cities. To achieve this objective, it is actively seeking opportunities for land and/or residential assets to enter into agreements with developers (as it has done with WHITE Investing RE) and investors for the development and/or refurbishment of buildings. Urban Campus is currently interested in developing residential buildings ranging from 2,000 m2 to 8,000 m2 in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Alicante, Seville, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao, etc.

After its launch in 2016 in Paris and its arrival in Spain in 2017, following a positive reception of its first three projects in the capital, Urban Campus kicks off its expansion in Spain and continues its growth in Europe. After this opening, it will continue its expansion, with the aim of opening 30 buildings in the next 5 years.

Casilda Mulliez, Expansion Director at Urban Campus in Spain and Portugal is quoted: “The commitment towards geographical diversification and the development of our model in a new building is the next logical step in Urban Campus’ expansion. Thanks to our knowledge of operationally active coliving buildings, Urban Campus has proven to be capable of advising from day one on the design of the buildings and the optimisation of the spaces.”

At Batipart, Martin Fauchille, Director of Acquisitions Spain and Portugal, “We are delighted to carry out this first transaction in Valencia, hand in hand with Urban Campus. Through our alliance we want to promote this residential coliving model in Spain’s main cities.”

“For WHITE Investing RE this is a special project, as it is the first licensed coliving project to be launched in Spain, additionally in collaboration with an investor such as Batipart, and a leading coliving operator in the market such as Urban Campus, which consolidates us as a reference point as an asset provider at an institutional level”, Jose Solero CEO WHITE Investing RE.

 

Urban Campus Ayora, Valencia Coliving

The new Urban Campus project in the city of Valencia is a coliving residential development that will have 41 fully furnished and equipped individual studios, and more than 200 m2 of common areas: gym, coworking, cinema room, shared kitchen with dining and lounge area, laundry area and, on the rooftop, a barbeque, showers and a chill-out zone. In short, a property that offers all the amenities for professionals looking to enjoy private areas, but also have access to an international community as well as networking opportunities in the same building. 

Urban Campus offers an all-inclusive lease starting from three months, with online bookings and an app developed internally which offers access to weekly events and connectivity between all members of the community, as well as the possibility to hire additional services. This innovative residential model that Urban Campus puts on the market is aimed at professionals between 25 and 45 years of age who are looking for the convenience of a rental with all services included. A more complete alternative to traditional leasing.

Furthermore, in its objective of promoting sustainable projects, the Urban Campus Ayora project will try to obtain the best environmental qualification.

During the third quarter of 2023, the first building’s tenants will be welcomed.

 

About Urban Campus

Founded in 2016, Urban Campus is the first operator of coliving buildings. With its innovative model, it is redefining the residential housing rules in major European cities by offering coliving and coworking spaces adapted to new lifestyles. With its own DNA, based on meeting the new residential needs of young professionals in major cities, it offers quality buildings, creates community and provides a new residential experience.

 

About Batipart

A family-owned group founded by Charles Ruggieri in 1988, Batipart invests and develops projects in the real estate, hotel and tourism sectors in Europe, Africa and North America. In Europe, the Batipart Group is present in seven countries: Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Luxembourg through its offices in Luxembourg, Paris, Toulouse, Madrid and Milan. Its European assets represent 4 billion euros under management.

 

About WHITE Investing RE

Specialised company in capital management through real estate assets and projects.

 

For further information and interviews:

Marta Torres Vilas

+34 636 484 866

marta.torresvilas@urbancampus.com

 

Other sources:

– El Economista – Urban Campus abre el primer ‘coliving’ de obra nueva de España

– EjePrime – Batipart promoverá un ‘coliving’ con 41 estudios en Valencia

– Idealista – Urban Campus y Batipart promoverán un ‘coliving’ con 41 estudios en Valencia

– Xm2 – Urban Campus abre el primer coliving de obra nueva de España de la mano de Batipart y WHITE Investing RE

– Business Immo – Urban Campus va développer la première résidence de coliving en Vefa d’Espagne

– Le Courrier d’Espagne – Urban Campus et Batipart vont promouvoir un coliving avec 41 studios à Valence

– Brainre.news – White Investing vende a Batipart el primer ‘coliving’ de obra nueva de Valencia

– Valencia Plaza – Urban Campus abrirá en València su primer coliving de obra nueva de España

– El inmobiliario mes a mes – Urban Campus abrirá el primer coliving de obra nueva de España con Batipart y White Investing RE

– Interempresas – White Investing desarrolla el primer coliving de obra nueva de València

– El Periódico de Aquí – White Investing desarrolla el primer coliving de obra nueva de València

Urban Campus was featured in a new article written in ACEPRENSA, a digital medium.

This article focuses on Coliving as a new lifestyle and as an optimal option for professionals to make the most out of their living space while being able to focus on their professional endeavours.

Click HERE to read the full article.

 

Urban Campus announces the opening of a new coliving residence in partnership with the mixed real estate operator, Nhood, and the investor Batipart, (the buyer of the building) in 2024. 

The new Coliving will be located in the heart of La Maillerie district, 15 minutes away from the centre of Lille. The new residential program fits perfectly into the renovation project of this historic district, focusing on circular economy and a new way of living.

Urban Campus La MaillerieUrban Campus La Maillerie

Construction has already begun at the Urban Campus la Maillerie residence which will offer 121 studios designed to meet the needs of 25 – 45-year-old singles or those in a relationship, who work in the tertiary centres of the region, such as Les Prés or La Pilaterie. Between now and the planned opening in early 2024, Urban Campus will be involved in the project’s development, in partnership with the mixed real estate operator Nhood and the investor, Batipart, which has given it a management mandate.

As in all Urban Campus residences, the fully furnished and equipped apartments are supplemented by large shared spaces to promote social and professional connections. Kitchens, living rooms, terraces, a large garden, a coworking space, a gym, a library, and an event space will also be available to residents, giving them a sense of ownership over the entire building with the possibility to move freely throughout the entire coliving.

Urban Campus residences aim to connect residents to the area which they live in, paying particular attention to mobility and neighbourhood life. Thus, the residence in the Maillerie district is located less than 500 meters away from the subway and tram stations, 5 minutes by bike from the TGV and TER station Croix Wasquehal and includes a range of shared electric cars. It is also close to a 5000m² urban farm and 5 minutes away from Parc Barbieux.

Residents benefit from access to services, as well as events and activities, promoting living together, and personal and professional development. Urban Campus also offers residents a turnkey service, based on technologies developed in-house, integrating all smart building applications facilitating booking, management and maintenance of residences on a daily basis.

Urban Campus manages 5 coliving residences in Spain over 6000m2 and plans to open several residences in Europe starting in 2022, particularly in France, Spain and Portugal. «Our concept is based on solid and in-depth studies on the changing lifestyles and needs that emerge in a context of an increasing urbanization trend, particularly with regard to residential real estate. Urban Campus brings a real societal proposition with an added value well beyond simple real estate speculation» says Maxime Depreux, Chief Development Officer at Urban Campus.

«In the heart of a new city district, this building is Batipart’s first coliving fund investment. The fund has an investment capacity of €300 million in Europe for this strategy» confirmed Louis Bayon, Managing Director of Batipart Real Estate.

 

About URBAN CAMPUS

Founded in Paris in 2016 by John van Oost and Maxime Armand, Urban Campus is one of the leaders in coliving in Europe. The company operates 5 residences in Spain and plans to open 30 more residences in Europe by 2025, notably in Spain, France, Portugal and Italy. Urban Campus supports coliving projects from the concept phase to operation through long-term management contracts. Urban Campus develops its own smart building technologies and resident interface applications, which allows for real coherence of its concept throughout the creation and operation.

 

About NHOOD FRANCE

Nhood, a new mixed real estate operator owned by the AFM (Association Familiale Mulliez), is a player in urban real estate regeneration with a triple positive impact: societal, environmental and economic (People, Planet, Profit). Created from the merger of the Ceetrus and Nodi teams in January 2021, its expertise covers the development, operation and marketing of mixed-use sites, asset management and development. Committed to a vision of a more resilient, ecological city, with a wide range of functions and local uses (local shops, short-distance circuits, housing, offices, transitional urbanism and third places), Nhood France brings together the skills and real estate know-how of 374 experts to regenerate and sustainably transform an initial portfolio of 82 commercial sites managed in France, including 66 Aushopping centres, and around thirty urban projects. 

https://www.nhood.fr/fr – LinkedIn: Nhood France

 

About BATIPART

A family-owned group founded by Charles Ruggieri in 1988, Batipart invests and develops projects in the real estate, hotel and tourism sectors in Europe, Africa and North America.

In Europe, Batipart group is present in 7 countries – Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Luxembourg, with offices in Luxembourg, Paris, Toulouse, Madrid and Milan. Its European assets represent €4 billion under management.

In Africa, Batipart is a hotel operator and investor, with more than twenty hotels owned and managed, representing more than 700 employees throughout the African continent. In North America, Batipart is a real estate investor and operator in Canada and the United States in partnership with Cogir Immobilier with approximately €4.5 billion in assets under management.

 

Media contacts

Marta Torres

T. +34 636484866

marta.torresvilas@urbancampus.com

 

RTVE  (Spanish National TV) visited our Malasaña Madrid Coliving last Friday!

They wanted to see first hand, what it is like to live in one of our spaces, so they interviewed Matías & Diana, two of our Malasaña residents.

Matías and Diana, have been living at Urban Campus for over 3 years. They both met in our first coliving residence, Mellado Madrid Coliving in Chamberí, and then decided to move in together to our Malasaña Coliving looking for more space and privacy to keep developing their relationship as a couple.

Coliving is gaining more popularity as an alternative residential option, offering professionals an all-inclusive offer, flexibility in fully furnished studios and apartments, inside shared buildings, so they can enjoy both their privacy and share common areas with others.

Watch the full report below.

This week, COPE radio station did a broadcast about the living options young professionals are choosing in Spain after the COVID-19 crisis.

Coliving is also an option that is gaining importance, that’s why Urban Campus Malasaña Coliving resident, Noemi, was invited to do an interview to explain her experience living with us, why she chose coliving and all the benefits this alternative brings to someone in her situation. Some of the key aspects she highlighted were comfort, flexibility and community.

You can listen to the whole interview below! (Spanish)

Urban Campus was featured in an article in “Le Monde” about the rise of “coliving”, a new space for cohabitation.

“We create places to live and work”: the rise of “coliving”, a new space for cohabitation

Some companies are offering residences or houses for employees of the same or different companies, often with the help of external service providers.

Halfway between coworking and flat-sharing, the concept of “coliving”, which arrived in France a few years ago, offers individuals the opportunity to live in large shared buildings, which have many common areas and provide the users with a full programme of activities (gym, coworking, restaurant, bbq, workshops…).

Making Living SustainableMaking Living Sustainable

An external operator manages and animates the space, the services are similar to the ones provided by hotels, and all bills are included in the monthly price. Forms of coliving vary, from small houses with handpicked residents to large residences with hundreds of rooms. According to a study published at the end of 2019 by the real estate subsidiary of the bank BNP Paribas, the market only offered 5,000 unit, but since then the number of coliving units continues to increase exponentially.

This new practice is aimed primarily at young workers, who are looking to avoid high rents at the beginning of their careers and want to meet new people. “Co-living affects urban, young, single people who live alone and find it difficult to leave the academic environment,” notes Monique Eleb, a sociologist specializing in housing.

Companies have started to propose this type of accommodation, when they hire an employee or send them on a project, as co-living is a very attractive offer for this kind of profile, notes Claire Flurin, co-founder and administrator of the international association Co-Liv. “Before the Covid crisis, we already had strong signals, particularly in the tech sector, with requests either for rooms in coliving sites, or entire coliving residences dedicated to the company, similarly to Google campus.

Shared Offices

Urban Campus Coliving Madrid

The concept facilitates remote professional activity, as an extension of coworking. For example, shared offices with Wi-Fi and printers can be part of the equipment. “In our coliving residences, a large workspace is included in the common areas”, describes Maxime Armand, co-founder of Urban Campus. “The concept is both housing and coworking spaces, on the ground floor or first floor, with comfortable seats, a double screen… We want to create places to live and work”, explains, Géraud Le Merrer, digital and marketing director of Sharies.

Read the full article in French in le Monde

Urban Campus was featured in the digital newspaper El Confidencial Digital last week.

The article explains how Urban Campus has positioned itself as a coliving pioneer in Madrid presenting coliving as a new residential alternative. It goes on to explain how coliving differentiates from other accommodation options and how we have successfully nurtured a community of professionals in both our Mellado Madrid Coliving and Malasaña Madrid Coliving.

Click here to read the full article (in Spanish).

Urban Campus Malasaña Madrid Coliving