Land rezoning has boosted the value of subsidiary AFI Development's asset by $81 million.
AFI Development plc (LSE:AFID), the Russian development arm of Africa-Israel Investments Ltd. (TASE:AFIL), will report a $81 million gain from the revaluation of a property in Moscow. The company's Paveletskaya Phase II project has been rezoned from industrial use to the construction of residential and commercial premises, under an addendum to the land use agreement between AFI Development and the Moscow Municipality.
"The addendum is in line with previous decisions of the Moscow authorities on development rights of the company in this project. However, the addendum provides the level of certainty required to change the fair value of the project to market value on the company balance sheet," AFI Development stated in a notice to the London Stock Exchange. "The market value of the project is $92.6 million as opposed to the current book value of US$11.6 million. The resulting $81 million gross valuation gain ($64.8 million net of taxation) will be included in AFI Development's third quarter 2013 results."
Africa-Israel stated in its notice to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) that it will report a net gain of $42 million.