Uni Land is the first company operating in Land Banking, House Building, Real Estate Franchising and Renewable Energies listed on the Italian Stock Market. The start-up in the core business is dated at 1960. Land Banking involves the trading of land, which is generally purchased without building permits at a very low price (the land is solely for agricultural use) and the land is subsequently sold at a higher price after the building permits have been granted by the Public Administration (PA). In short, Land Banking covers the management of the process of changing the land use, from agricultural to residential or commercial/industrial destination.
The Group is also involved in the House Building business once the building permits have been obtained, in the residential and in the retail destination.
Recently, the Group created a Renewable Energies business unit, focusing on photovoltaic and wind sources. The company goal will be increase land value through the construction of plants ready to produce energy from renewable sources.
The Group developed also a real estate franchising sector, arranging together around 200 branches from several small groups with well establish expertise.
Uni Land owns, at the moment, a real estate portfolio of around 8.000.000 sqm and buildable spaces of around 750.000 sqm. The most relevant assets are located in Emilia Romagna (Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara, Imola), but recent developing processes are located in other regions in central and north Italy.
In the last year the Group reduced the presence in the residential building business for developing more intensively the renewable energy sector.
Last real estate assets value, estimated by independent appraisal, was about Euro 600 mln (30/06/2010).
Main shareholder is Mr. Alberto Mezzini through Alberto Mezzini Holding Srl and Cem Lux Sàrl.
Uni Land ordinary shares are quoted in the STAR segment on Italian Stock Market, provided by Borsa Italiana