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Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund Sells 10.3 Share In Bulgarian Project

Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund announced it would receive 1.89 million euro in gross proceeds from the sale of part of its project in Sofia, Thomson Financial said. Lewis Charles sold 10.3 per cent of the total build area of its project to an unnamed insurance fund, based in Athens, according to

Gross revenue from this disposal, the first made by the fund, would be 10.49 million euro, including development costs and profit share, Thomson Financial quoted the company as saying.

The transaction involved the sale of 61 apartments, 10 offices, six shops and a total of 31 underground garage in its project in the Krastova Vada boroughs, said.

The deal represented an average price of 930 euro a sq m for the area sold.

The project was expected to be completed in December 2008 and return on investment was expected to be 24.3 per cent, quoted a statement by the fund as saying.

The fund was expected to make further sales in the near future. The Lewis Charles portfolio includes project in Sofia, Govedartsi, Razlog, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo and Dolna Banya and was estimated at 84 million euro.