The bad news continues for Ignacio Silva Boots, economic vice president of Real Madrid during the presidency of Lorenzo Sanz between 1995 and 2000 and father-in-law of American actor Richard Gere, who married his daughter, Alejandra Silva, in April 2018.
The Court of First Instance Number 31 of Madrid has just resumed the auction that was suspended in September of last year in the framework of a foreclosure procedure urged by Novo Banco, an entity born in 2014 on the ashes of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), to try to pay off a debt of almost 24 million of euros with businessman.
As various sources explained to El Confidencial at the time, an auction can be cancel if the debtor pays the debt or for exceptional reasons, such as errors of form in its publication or, for example, a state of alarm.
Several farms in the province of Toledo go to judicial auction for more than 50 million
The properties that go up to auction again are the same as in September 2020, rustic farms located in various enclaves of the province of Toledo – Villarejo de Montalbán and Carpio de Tajo – in the name of one of their companies, Agropecuaria Madrigal, dedicated to agricultural and livestock production. Five rustic properties that go up for auction, in its entirety, for 51.34 million euros.
Ignacio Silva Botas requested a loan from Banco Espirito Santo amounting to 27 million euros and signed a guarantee or guarantee provision policy for a maximum of 7.5 million euros, with an indefinite maturity. The entity granted him this loan “with the character of a mortgage market hedging operation”, while Ignacio Silva offered to complete “his personal joint and several and unlimited liability” with the mortgage guarantee of several properties, among them, several farms owned by Agropecuaria Madrigal, in addition to three houses located on Velázquez and José Abascal streets in Madrid and a chalet in Pozuelo de Alarcón.
These last three properties they did go up for auction last March, and, unlike the Toledo farms, the auction went ahead and bids were received for all of them: in total, about three million euros, compared to the almost 10 million that he hoped to achieve, according to the price set in the auction for each of these properties.
However, it is not with these homes (Velázquez, José Abascal and Pozuelo) with which Novo Banco could obtain greater income with which to pay off the entire debt, but with the rustic farm auction. Lots 1 and 3, two estates of 687 hectares each, both called Madrigal de Abajo, in the municipality of Carpio de Tajo and Villarejo de Montalbán —in them, the family farm could be found—, go up for auction for 13.4 million euros.
Lots 2 and 4, two dehesas called Madrigal Arriba Alto, in the terms of Villarejo de Montalbán and Carpio de Tajo, with 581 hectares each, they go up for auction for 10.7 million, while a last lot, the 5, a farm baptized El Quintillo, of 177 hectares, goes up to auction for little more than three million euros. In total, 51.34 million.
A debt of 24 million euros
Ignacio Silva Boots had a loan signed with Banco Espirito Santo, now Novo Banco, which required the businessman to return 34.5 million euros as principal of the credit granted and two million agreed for costs and expenses. That loan, which has motivated the auction of several of Ignacio Silva’s properties, also obliged him to “have the farms insured against damage or fire“, as well as carry out “the necessary works and repairs so that its value does not diminish. ”
The farm of the first lot consists of a “house for gentlemen; the central farm next to the Cedena river, and the farm of Cabeza Parda”
The farm of the first lot consists of a “house for gentlemen; the central farm next to the Cedena river, with farm, sheepfold, dunghill and dovecote, and the Cabeza Parda farm. “In another of these farms, there is” a house administration housing and annexed buildings These are made up of a haystack, porch, stable, sheepfolds and chicken coop (…) four houses for workers, (…) a house of labor, atroje, stable and haystack, as well as an era of threshing “.
Bids for your three homes in Madrid
The auction of these farms was suspended in September of last year. In March 2021, the same court called for the auction of other properties of the businessman. That auction did go ahead and bids were received. It is a Attic house located at 43 Calle Velázquez, which went up for auction with a minimum bid price of 1.245.450,46 euros. The only bid for this property was just over one million euros. This house was acquired in March 2007 by Ignacio Silva and has a surface area of almost 120 meters and the exclusive use of a terrace.
This house was mortgaged in favor, precisely, of Banco Espirito Santo and on this property there were, in addition, several preventive annotations of seizure. One in favor of a lawyer, Javier Guisasola Arnaiz, who claims 30,000 euros, plus 9,000 in costs, and another for almost 150,000 euros in favor of the community of owners of José Abascal 55 where, precisely, another of the assets under consideration was located however. Specific, a 200-meter flat located on the eighth floor of this building, at auction for almost 2.7 million euros and for which it was also presented a single bid of 1.45 million.
The judge also urged the auction of another 1,500-meter single-family home in the Madrid municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón
The judge also urged the auction of another 1,500-meter single-family home, in the Madrid municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón, with an auction value of 6.45 million euros. This property received a bid for a much lower amount: just 645,700 euros. Now it remains to be seen if the bid of the farms of Toledo It finally comes out, 10 months later, and if bids are received for them that allow the employer’s debts to be paid.
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