Hili Properties

Hili Properties plc Records €15.7 Million Revenue From 22 Assets

April 30, 2024

Hili Properties, a subsidiary of Hili Ventures, announced its financial statements for the year ending December 2023, registering increased revenues across its varied portfolio of properties across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania.

The company, which invests in high-quality property assets such as shopping centres, restaurants, office space and healthcare facilities, generated €15.7 million in revenue, compared to €12.2 million the previous year, an increase of over 28%.

This was primarily the result of realising income for a full reporting period from two recently acquired properties, Stirnu Shopping Centre in Latvia and MIRO Office in Romania, which is the company’s most valuable asset to date. The company also finalised the reconstruction of the second floor at the DOLE Shopping Centre in Riga, which attracted top-tier retailers that contributed to increased footfall.

Hili Properties also made headway on its plan to invest in more renewable energy sources. Last year, solar panel installations at MIRO (Romania) and DOLE (Latvia) were concluded – adding 650,000 KWH of clean energy to the grid.

Last year, the company’s EBITDA reached €12.1 million, compared to €8.4 million in 2022, and profit before tax totalled €7.6 million compared to €6.8 million last year. At the end of 2023, the portfolio value of Hili Properties stood at €229 million, from 22 investment properties. 

The company’s entire portfolio was 99% occupied as at 31st December 2023, with an average lease term of 8.3 years. This growth was achieved despite the significant challenges faced by the commercial real estate market globally over the last year.

“Inflation and interest rates rising to unprecedented levels impacted all industries, including the property market, presenting hurdles such as increased borrowing costs and financial pressure on our tenants, which fall on property managers in turn. Despite these challenges, proactive management strategies and strong stakeholder relationships ensured stability when faced with uncertainties throughout the year,” said Hili Properties chairman Pier Luca Demajo.
Commenting on the company’s outlook for 2024, Managing Director George Kakouras said: “We will continue to navigate the challenges that commercial real estate currently faces, safe in the knowledge that we own a solid portfolio of property assets, which provide a steady revenue stream.  With interest rates now stabilized, we expect renewed interest in real estate transactions and will continue to monitor the market to identify opportunities for divestment or potential acquisitions in an agile manner.”

About Hili Properties

Hili Properties plc owns and manages strategic commercial real estate for lease in several European countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania. Its portfolio comprises dedicated business blocks and office space, grocery-anchored shopping centres, healthcare facilities, an industrial plant and property housing McDonald’s restaurants in key commercial districts. The current portfolio value is €229 million.

Hili Properties is the international real estate investment subsidiary of Hili Ventures, the group engaged in food service & retail, real estate & hospitality, and shipping, oil & gas, engineering, and technology in 10 countries across Europe and North Africa with a team of 12,000 people. Hili Ventures is a proud partner of Apple, Konecranes, McDonald’s, Microsoft, NCR, Six Senses and many other global brands.