Visum REIT (IFC-45472)

  • Colombia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 27, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Construction
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 13, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Apr 21, 2022

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Project Description
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IFC is considering providing an A Loan of up to COP 300 billion (approximately US$75 million equivalent) to “Fondo de Inversión Colectiva Inmobiliario Visum Rentas Inmobiliarias” (or “Visum”) to support Visum’s 2022 – 2024 investment program in Colombia.                                                

People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

Infrastructure development: The Project will improve firm’s access to high-quality and modern urban infrastructure through new potential industrial, office, healthcare, and retail property developments. Furthermore, the modern industrial warehouses established through the Project can contribute to efficiency gains and reduced operational costs for local businesses and supply chains. Class A developments can be significantly more efficient with lower operating costs than existing properties in the market.
Environmental effects: All new developments will be certified as green buildings. In addition, Visum is expected to embark in a decarbonization pathway under the IFC GRIP (“Green Pathways for Real Estate Institutional Portfolios”) program, through which some existing buildings will be upgraded to attain energy efficiencies and reduce their carbon footprint and new acquisitions/developments will also have lower carbon footprint. Improving energy-efficiency in the commercial property sector is critical for coping with energy supply constraints while contributing to GHG emission reductions.
Green Building (“GB”) Standards: The penetration of GB standards in Colombia remains low. The share of green buildings for new developments is currently at 4%, with an objective to reach 100 percent by 2030. Since 2011, the uptake for GB in Colombia remains mandatory, however, wide adoption of GB has proved a challenge due to (i) limited uptake of GB financing business by banks, (ii) very limited use of GB certification to two regions, Cundinamarca and Antioquia, (iii) lack of technical capacity and human capital in the GB area and (iv) lack of awareness by the government, FIs and leading developers.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Visum Capital S.A.S. Client Construction

Contact Information
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