News Article CTP financial report industrial logistics report
by Property Forum | Report

In its first financial results announcement since the IPO in March 2021, CTP recorded a 16.9% growth of net rental income in Q1 2021 vs Q1 2020, increasing its market share in its core CEE markets to 24% by the end of Q1 2021 and more than doubling leasing activity to 397,000 sqm GLA (compared to 184,000 sqm in Q1 2020).

CTP remains on track to grow its portfolio to 7.5 million sqm in 2021 with over 1 million sqm under construction as of 31 March 2021, over 70% of which is pre-let. CTP’s yield-on-cost for these developments stayed strong at 11.5% (Q4 2020: 11.6%), well above the target of above 10%.

“Capturing almost 33% of new rentals in our core CEE region illustrates our dominant position as the largest logistics property owner and developer in the region,” commented Remon Vos, CTP’s Group CEO. “We keep expanding our CTPark Network in deploying our market-leading landbank and our integrated teams in nine countries, working with our loyal tenant base of over 700 logistics and light industrial companies. New rental activity showed strong momentum as our clients continued to expand in our region with new long-term rentals of 397,000 sqm in Q1. Our strong start this year means that we are on course for realising our 7.5 million sqm GLA target for 2021, and we are well on our way to our target of 10 million sqm lettable area by the end of 2023.”

Remon Vos

Remon Vos


Born in the Netherlands in 1970, Remon Vos founded CTP in 1998 with the goal to develop A-class industrial properties in the Czech Republic. Remon developed and grew the CTPark Network to become the largest integrated system of full-service business parks in CEE. At over 5 million sqm of lettable area and sufficient land to grow to 10 million sqm, the CTPark Network offers 5 unique property types that can accommodate wide variety businesses from 450 sqm incubators to 50,000 sqm built-to-suit manufacturing facilities or 100,000 sqm distribution centres. CTP is a long-term investor and partner to its clients, with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach. This focus has resulted in 70% of all new business coming from existing clients. 

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During the first quarter of 2021, CTP continued its further geographic expansion in the first Western European markets, beefing up operations in the Netherlands and Austria.

Through its IPO on 25 March 2021 on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, CTP reached a new milestone in its 22 years of existence. The company raised net proceeds of €819 million and following the exercise of 6.7 million shares from the green shoe option, the stock now commands a 17% free float. Market capitalisation as of 11 May 2021 reached €5.8 billion (up from IPO capitalization of €5.6 billion).

Earlier, on 18 February, CTP also issued a third 6-year Green Bond under its €4.0 EMTN programme, raising €500 million for 6 years at a 0.75% coupon. After prepaying secured bank debt, CTP’s average cost of debt stands at 1.6% by the end of March 2021 (compared to 2.2% end of September 2020, immediately prior to its first bond issuance).

CTP’S financial and operational metrics for Q1 2021

  • Annualised rental income: €366 million (up from €344 million as of 31 December 2020)
  • Property under construction: 1 million sqm (compared to 740,000 sqm as of 31 December 2020)
  • Acquisitions: 47,000 sqm (vs 200,000 sqm in Q4 2020)
  • Controlled landbank: 13.0 million sqm (compared to 12.6 million sqm as of 31 December 2020)
  • Volume of new leases: 397,000 sqm (184,000 sqm in Q1 2020)
  • WAULT: 6.4 years (compared to 6.0 years as of 31 December 2020)
  • Retention Rate: 99% (compared to 92% in Q4 2020)
  • Collection Rate: 98% (compared to 98% in Q4 2020)
  • Occupancy: 94% (compared to 94% as in 31 December 2020)
  • Like-for-like rental growth: 1.5% (1.5% in Q1 2020)

CTP’s Group CFO, Richard Wilkinson, said: “The investors’ interest and success of our IPO illustrated their belief in our business model. Our Q1 results underline our growth story with EPRA Earnings increasing by almost 20% y-o-y and a profit of €98 million. The effects of the Covid pandemic and the government measures in response continue to only have a marginal effect on our business; our construction activities proceed uninterrupted and we see strong rent collection and tenant retention.”

Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson

Group CFO

Richard started his role as Group CFO for CTP in July 2018, which includes looking after the refinancing of CTP's portfolio of over 5 million sqm of premium industrial property. Prior to joining CTP, Richard ran the CRE business of Erste Group across CEE for 14 years, turning it into one of the leading CRE banking franchises. He has a Law degree from the London School of Economics. More »

ESG update

By 31 March 2021, the proportion of BREEAM certified properties (either In-Use or for New Build “Very Good” or better) as part of CTP’s total portfolio of income-producing properties, reached effectively 100% (compared to over 95% per 31 December 2020).

On 29 March 2021, the company established a new one-tier Board of Directors with the appointment of four Non-Executive Directors, in addition to Remon Vos (Group CEO) and Richard Wilkinson (Group CFO) as the two Executive Directors of CTP N.V. Having been able to add a solid combination of senior executive experience in real estate, finance, logistics and the CEE region, the Board of Directors now consists of Barbara Knoflach (former CEO at BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management), Gerard van Kesteren (former Group CFO of Kuehne + Nagel), Pavel Trenka (previously CEO of HB Reavis) and Susanne Eickermann Riepe (former partner and head of Real Estate at PWC Germany). Mrs Knoflach serves as Senior Independent Director to CTP’s Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Board. CTP N.V. now operates a professional governance model, in line with the Dutch corporate governance code.