Prologis announced full-year 2016 activity for its business in Central and Eastern Europe. The company leased 1.8 million sqms in the region. New lease agreements accounted for 700,000 sqm and lease renewals for 900,000 sqm, with the balance short-term agreements. The CEE portfolio occupancy rate was a record 96.4 percent.
Poland’s total industrial and logistics stock surpassed the 11 million sqm mark at year-end 2016. Leasing activity remained strong for another consecutive year, leading to record high take-up, with more than 3 million sqm being transacted. The largest leasing volumes were recorded in Warsaw’s suburbs and Upper Silesia, and – of the smaller markets – in Szczecin and Bydgoszcz-Toruń. Cushman & Wakefield presented is yearly review on Poland’s industrial market.
Goodman is now constructing a second modern warehouse building totalling 36,700 sqm in Pomeranian Logistics Centre. The company’s flagship development in Poland has already secured five new pre-lease agreements.
Prologis announced fourth quarter and full year 2016 activity in Europe. Prologis Europe ended the fourth quarter with 96.7 percent occupancy, an increase of 90 basis points over the course of 2016. The company signed new leases and renewals totalling 718,200 square metres in the fourth quarter and 3.5 million square metres in the full year 2016 – an increase in volume of 54 percent over 2015.
Panattoni Europe has completed a manufacturing and warehousing building for STS Acoustics. The facility features close to 9,000 sqm and was built at the Międzyrzecz Industrial Park, in the Lubuskie voivodeship. The lease was signed for 12 years.
In Q4 2016 total leasing activity amounted to 133,460 sqm on the Budapest industrial market which marks a 64% rise on a yearly basis. Meanwhile, the vacancy rate reached a new post-crisis low at 8.1% and there is currently no scheme offering more than 10,000 sqm available adjacent space. The Budapest Research Forum published its quarterly industrial market analysis.
Panattoni Europe will build another BTS facility for H&M. The distribution centre spanning over 30,000 sqm will be built in Grodzisk Mazowiecki – construction works are set to start in February 2017. The investment will be certified under the LEED system, aiming for the Silver rating level.
Aluplast sp. z o.o., a supplier of PVC window systems, has signed a lease for 10,000 sqm of warehouse and manufacturing space at the Logicor Poznań III distribution centre. Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease negotiations.
In 2016, new supply totalled 497,000 sqm on the Czech industrial market and at the end of the year a further 426,600 sqm of storage and industrial space was under construction. Prime headline rents achieved in the Czech Republic remained stable during Q4 2016 and currently stand at €4.25 sqm/month. The Industrial Research Forum has published its preliminary industrial market figures for Q2 2016.
Wunderman Thompson Technology has decided to relocate its office in Poznań to the Nowy Rynek E building by Skanska, under construction at the junction of Wierzbięcice and Matya streets. In selecting the location and negotiating the lease, the tenant was supported by experts from the Poznań office of the Colliers consulting company.
Objectivity, an IT company, has extended its lease agreement in Wrocław's West Forum complex. The annex concerns nearly 4,400 sqm of office space and approximately 140 parking spaces.
Consulting firm Altman Solon has leased 900 sqm of office space on the 21st floor of the Widok Towers skyscraper in Warsaw. It will move into its new office at the end of the year.
Dominik Pawlak takes the position of Director in the Office Agency department at Avison Young Poland, where he will be responsible for the company's key clients, as well as training junior team members.
Tezenis brand has joined the tenants of Galeria Warmińska. This is the first showroom of this Italian brand in Olsztyn in Poland. The new boutique occupies an area of approximately 190 sqm.
Anna Trębicka will be responsible for the integration of all CBRE business lines in the Łódź region in Poland, as well as the development and proper functioning of the Łódź branch.
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