São Paulo's City Hall will auction R$ 213 million worth of Cepacs from Faria Lima

After nearly two years, the City of São Paulo will once again hold an auction of Certificates of Potential Acquisition of Construction (Cepacs) within the Faria Lima Consortium Urban Operation. The event is scheduled for October 14, when 12,100 Cepacs will be offered for R$ 17.6 thousand a unit, with a total turnover of R$ 213 million. The auction will take place by B3 and will have BB Investimentos as the coordinating bank, with support from Necton.

Cepacs are titles that allow construction companies to build buildings above the limits established by law in each neighbourhood. The offer takes into account the prospect of economic growth after the fall caused by the health crisis. It also tells the great interest of developers and investors in Faria Lima, the financial centre of the city of São Paulo. The region has little land available for new developments, and the corporate buildings that already exist there have high occupancy levels.

The balance of Cepacs available in Operation Faria Lima totals 321.8 thousand titles, according to the notice. The offer of only 12.1 thousand titles complies with a memorandum of understanding signed between the Secretariat of Urbanism and the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), which defined that the following auctions should take place within conservative parameters to feasibility studies.

The price of R$17.6 thousand is equal to the trading value closed at the last auction, held 22 months ago, in December 2019. At the time, the bonds were offered for R$6,500 but had a premium of almost 170% and moved R$1.64 billion.