Large Investor has Admitted There are Bureaucratic and Market Problems with Home Sales in Sofia

Estonian real estate group Arco Vara had a bad year. In 2018, the company reported a net loss of € 544,000, with a profit of € 785,000 in the previous year. In the 12 months of last year, revenue from real estate sales declined by 81 percent to € 2.8 million. At the same time, the company recorded an increase in revenue from the property maintenance business by 65 percent to € 857,000. The company's assets have grown 37 percent to € 33.5 million. The reason for the bad result and the accumulation of assets is due to the company's failure to turn its projects into marketable, reports

"We are not happy with the loss that was caused mainly by the failure to sell Iztok Parkside in Sofia." The project remained unresolved within the expected period (the fourth quarter of 2018) because we remain caught in the Bulgarian bureaucracy network, "Chief Executive Officer Taramo Silver said in a statement together with financial results.

"We have to get permission to use and sell the apartments by the end of the second quarter of 2019," he said. In 2019, the company expects to sell the second phase of the Kodulahe project in Estonia. "By adding 100% of the apartments in the building of Madrid Boulevard (in Sofia), we expect to achieve sales revenues of over € 20 million and a net profit of over € 2 million in 2019," the executive director also said. He also said that "despite the obvious financial anorexia," the group still managed to achieve operating profit (€ 101,000 in 2018 against € 1.56 million in 2017) and the main losses come from interest expense, " mainly from the bank loan linked to the building on Madrid Blvd.

"Our land and cash holdings of over € 2 million remain strong and are sufficient to complete the current projects and start new...

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