News Article Hungary IAD Investments logistics warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

Slovak asset management company IAD Investments has purchased nearly 270,000 sqm of land west of the Hungarian capital. IAD Investments joined forces with a branch of one of the largest industrial real estate developers in Europe to develop a completely new logistics park. It will be IAD's second project in the local development market.

The plots are in a newly developing industrial area near Budapest (15 minutes by car), at an important transport and logistics junction of the highways between Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava. The land is connected to the exit to the M1 highway and to the city bypass of Budapest, while the area will be directly accessible by city express trains (20 minutes from Budapest) and city buses. "Budapest has a shortage of logistics and warehouse space, and currently the demand for these services exceeds the supply. We are convinced that our investment intention and our decision to team up with a strong partner in the field of industrial development in this project will deliver the expected returns to our shareholders in our Private Investment Fund," says Vladimír Bolek, Member of the Board of Directors of IAD Investments, a.s.

Vladimír Bolek

Vladimír Bolek

Portfolio Management, Member of the Board
IAD Investments

Vladimír Bolek studied social sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava and later Law and economics at Nottingham Trent University - Brno International Business School in the Czech Republic. He began his career in 1994 in public administration at central state administration level in Bratislava. Later, after the transition to the private sphere, he became asset manager specializing in real estate investments. After the establishment of specialized real estate mutual funds in Slovakia in 2006, he became the portfolio manager of specialized real estate fund in Erste Asset Management in Slovakia. He also created and managed portfolios for private banking department. Later he participated in portfolio management of corporate real estate company Slovnaft as. In 2010 he became a portfolio manager of the „First real estate fund“ of IAD Investmetns and deputy of several real estate companies incorporated in the structure of the first real estate fund of IAD Investments. In 2015 he was promoted into IAD Investments board as member of board responsible for portfolio management department. Vladimir Bolek is also a contributor to professional publications dealing with the issue of investment and asset management of real – estate in Slovakia. More »

On an area of ​​almost 80 000 sqm, there will be 3 logistics halls with storage areas. Preparatory construction work has already begun. The launch of the logistics park is planned in stages and will be fully completed at the beginning of 2025. 

"The construction process as well as the subsequent operations will meet the strict criteria of the BREEAM Excellent rating, which focuses on environmental qualities such as impacts on ecosystems, climate change, impacts on hydrology and the consumption of renewable energy sources, as well as the quality of the indoor environment in buildings," adds Bolek.

Financial and tax consulting services were provided by Becher&Torma, technical and environmental consulting by Robertson Hungary Kft., legal consulting by Oppenheim law firm and transactional consulting by Axelero Capital Advisors. “We appreciate the cooperation as well as the correct approach and high work commitment, which are important core fundamentals for every successful project, including ours," says Tomáš Trebula, transaction manager of IAD Investments.