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News With a new building code coming, Czech builders prepare for chaos
13
Feb
2024

With a new building code coming, Czech builders prepare for chaos

by Property Forum
In less than five months, the new building code for common buildings in the Czech Republic is going to enter into force. However, clouds are gathering around it. Builders are afraid of the shortcomings they have encountered recently when familiarizing themselves with the new requirements of the legislation, reports Seznamzpravy.cz.
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News Consolidation package nearly doubles property tax in Czech Republic
12
Jan
2024

Consolidation package nearly doubles property tax in Czech Republic

by Property Forum
As part of the so-called consolidation package, which has changed several dozen laws since January in the Czech Republic, the property tax is rising by an additional 80% starting this year, reports Seznamspravy.cz.
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News Slovakia postpones new Construction Act
09
Jan
2024

Slovakia postpones new Construction Act

by Property Forum
The Construction Act in Slovakia has been in force for half a century, and this year will probably not be its last either. The new Construction Act, or the Construction Act and Spatial Planning Act, was supposed to enter into force in Slovakia on 1st April 2024. The validity of part of the new legislation will be postponed, reports yimba.sk.
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News Reconstruction of Prague's Masaryk station to cost €138 million
21
Dec
2023

Reconstruction of Prague's Masaryk station to cost €138 million

by Property Forum
The reconstruction of the Masaryk railway station in Prague will be done for the Railway Administration (SŽ) for approximately CZK 3.39 billion (€138.5 million) by Strabag Rail and Strabag, which were successful in the tender. ČTK was informed about this by SŽ spokeswoman Nela Eberl Friebová. During the reconstruction, a platform will be built above the track, a better connection with Florence will be created and trains will be able to run on nine tracks instead of the current seven. SŽ also plans to reconstruct the Smíchov and Main Railway Stations in Prague, writes ČTK.
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News Realis Development enters the Hungarian market
14
Dec
2023

Realis Development enters the Hungarian market

by Property Forum
The Hungarian property scene is welcoming a new development company brought to life by three experienced real estate market players - Mihály Schrancz, Tamás Ádány and Zsolt Gyöngyösi. Realis Development is part of Realis Group, a holding company active since 2013.
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News Change of power in Poland puts end to whispers of possible "Polexit"
17
Oct
2023

Change of power in Poland puts end to whispers of possible "Polexit"

by Michał Poręcki
According to the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections held in Poland on Sunday, after 2 terms and 8 years of independent rule, Prawo i Spawiedliwość (Law and Justice) will have to hand over power to the opposition. This is certainly good news for foreign investors, who may have feared worsening chaos in law and taxation and, in the longer term, Poland's potential exit from the structures of the European Union.
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News Hungarian inflation falls below 20% but still remains highest in CEE
08
Aug
2023

Hungarian inflation falls below 20% but still remains highest in CEE

by Property Forum
Consumer prices in Hungary were 17.6% higher on average in July 2023 than a year earlier. The highest price rises were measured for electricity, gas and other fuels as well as food over the last twelve months. In one month, consumer prices increased by 0.3% on average, within which, however, clothing and footwear cost 1.4%, food 0.9% and consumer durables 0.5% less, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports.
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News ESG compliance to appear in the judicial system in Hungary
29
Mar
2023

ESG compliance to appear in the judicial system in Hungary

by Property Forum
Investors prefer sustainability to be measured in the case of commercial buildings too. Therefore new detailed rules will be elaborated and a so-called green passport for properties will be introduced, international law firm Baker McKenzie and CBRE reported after a special roundtable discussion in Budapest. 
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News Low-cost ESG measures can’t bring significant improvement
13
Mar
2023

Low-cost ESG measures can’t bring significant improvement

by Property Forum
Nearly all players in the commercial real estate market share the view that the pressure is growing on corporate leaders to have an ESG-compliant stock and operation. But the majority of them stop at „E” i.eg. being more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This was one of the takeaways of last week’s Budapest ESG Meetup, organized by Property Forum in partnership with workcloud24.
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News Inflation hits record high in Hungary last year
13
Jan
2023

Inflation hits record high in Hungary last year

by Property Forum
Consumer prices were 24.5% higher on average in December 2022 than a year earlier which is a new record, compared to the last decade. The highest price rises were measured for electricity, gas and other fuels as well as food over the last twelve months. Prices increased by 14.5% on average in 2022 compared to the previous year, Hungarian Central Statistical Office reports. 
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Latest news


New leases

  • LCP Properties has finalised two further leases for M Park Pionki. The CCC shoe shop will occupy 400 sqm in the building, while the area of the Xtreme Fitness gym will reach 600 sqm.
  • Two more companies have become tenants of Diuna, part of the Warsaw office portfolio of Syrena Real Estate and PineBridge Benson Elliot. Intrum has leased nearly 370 sqm and Carrier Chłodnictwo about 500 sqm in the complex on Taśmowa Street. In addition, WDX has extended its lease for nearly 500 sqm of space.
  • Castorama has opened its 103rd shop in Poland. The outlet in the compact Smart concept is located in the Dekada shopping centre, at Armii Krajowej Street in Grójec. It is a 2,000-square-metre retail space, an outdoor garden zone and an assortment of around 15,000 off-the-shelf products.

New appointments

  • Prologis' Warsaw team has gained a new director. As of 1st of April, Marzena Tkaczuk has joined the team of development experts. As Capital Deployment Director, she will be responsible in particular for the implementation of build-to-suit projects.
  • Hagag Development Europe has named Ana-Maria Nemțanu as Leasing Director. She has over 17 years’ worth of experience in the local real estate industry.
  • Emilia Dębowska has been promoted to the position of Head of Sustainability Europe of Panattoni. In her new role, she will be responsible for Panattoni’s integrated sustainable development strategy encompassing both the company’s business goals and the development of its projects in Europe for every country in which the developer is active.

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