News Article Cavatina Holding investment Lone Star office Poland
by Property Forum | Office

Affiliates of Lone Star Funds have acquired a real estate package from Cavatina Holding S.A. After announcing their intention to go ahead with the deal in June, the parties managed to quickly bring it to a conclusion. Carbon Tower in Wrocław, Ocean Office Park A and Tischnera Office in Kraków offer a total of nearly 66,000 sqm of GLA with an average lease rate of approx. 90%. The deal amounted to more than €139 million.

Cavatina Holding and Lone Star Funds finalized the agreements, concerning Carbon Tower, Ocean Office Park A and Tischnera Office projects, on 24 August 2022 after the fulfillment conditions agreed on in June in the preliminary agreements were met. The sale price amounted to, respectively: €40.6 million in relation to Carbon Tower, €31.1 million in relation to Ocean Park A and €67.6 million for Tischnera Office. The transaction was prepared under advisory of Dentons and CBRE acting for Cavatina Group.

Prime office assets in Poland are attracting strong interest from investors. In the first half of the year, the total investment volume reached  €2.88 billion, of which as much as 44% was in the office market.

"CBRE Poland is proud to have advised on another landmark transaction for our client Cavatina Holding illustrating the resilience and strength of the regional office markets in Poland again with currently the largest regional portfolio deal in the market. Over 66,000 sqm of Class-A office in 3 buildings in Kraków and Wroclaw passes into the hands of the new owner Lone Star Funds. Lone Star Funds acquired Carbon Office, Tischnera Office and Ocean Office Park A. Huge Congrats to all involved!" says Sean Doyle, Head of Capital Markets CEE at CBRE.

“Investors today are looking for sustainable buildings located in prime locations. Our proposals meet the needs of both urban residents, tenants and investors, who appreciate our approach to real estate. We focus on quality, high-end architecture and flexibility in cooperation with companies. Another successful portfolio transaction pleases and motivates us to continue our development in the chosen model focusing on major regional markets”, says Daniel Draga, Vice-President of the Management Board of Cavatina Holding.

Carbon Tower is a 15-storey A-class office building with extraordinary architecture. It is in the heart of Wroclaw's western business district, at Fabryczna Street, but close to the city's main transport hubs, Legnicka Street, AOW and the airport. The office building offers over 19 thousand sqm of high-class office space. It features an extensive bicycle infrastructure, numerous amenities for tenants, Quickwork serviced offices and a medical facility. The quality is confirmed by the BREEAM certificate on the Very Good level.

Ocean Office Park A is the first building of a mixed-use complex being constructed in Krakow's Zabłocie district. The office building completed in the third quarter of 2021 offers approx. 13 thousand. sqm. of modern office space and parking spaces in an underground 2-storey garage. The complex has been granted the BREEAM certificate at the Excellent level.

Tischnera Office is an office building with a total lease area of nearly 34 thousand sqm. It is currently occupied by tenants such as Sabre, Skanska, SII, Tyrens, drEryk or INNERGY. The investment meets BREEAM requirements on Very Good level. 

Cavatina Holding Group, which specializes in mixed-use projects, has previously successfully sold five properties Equal Business Park A, B and C in Krakow in June 2020, Chmielna 89 in Warsaw in September 2020 and Diamentum Office in Wroclaw in 2019.