The vacancy rate in the Czech Republic industrial market reached 4.2%, having decreased by 96 bps since Q4 2015. The Industrial Research Forum has announced its final industrial market figures for Q1 2016.
Prologis announced that it has begun development of a 21,000 square metre speculative facility at Prologis Park Budapest-Sziget. This will be the first speculative logistics building in the Hungarian market since 2008. Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
Prologis has announced that it has completed a 30,000 square metre expansion of a distribution facility in Rawa Mazowiecka – located in Central Poland – for Pepco, a leading clothing and houseware retailer. Construction ended three weeks ahead of schedule. Once operational, the facility will serve as Pepco’s Central European distribution hub.
Prologis has announced that it will expand Prologis Park Prague D1 East by developing two additional buildings, DC8 and DC9, totalling 10,360 square metres, for which two pre-leasing agreements have been signed prior to construction.
The Central and Eastern European region has achieved a significant improvement in its desirability as a logistics location. 8 sites from the region have successfully made it to the top 20 list of most popular European locations, which is a 100 percent increase since 2013. Prologis VP Laszlo Kemenes (MRICS) analysed the trends that shape the real-estate market in and around Budapest, and talked about the future projects of the company.
Prologis has announced that it has signed a lease agreement with Linemart, a third-party logistics provider owned by Shenzhen Sailvan Network, a China-based e-commerce company, for 18,166 square metres of distribution space at Prologis Park Prague-Airport DC1. The transaction was facilitated by 108 Agency.
Annual total leasing activity on the Budapest industrial property market equated to 353,220 sq m in 2015, which was just slightly (5.5%) below the 2014 record volume. The vacancy rate declined 5 percentage points during the year, bottoming out at 10.6% at the end of 2015.
IT companies drEryk and Innergy have leased space from Cavatina Holding in the Tischnera Office building in Kraków and will take up a combined 1,200 sqm.
Pyroll, a Scandinavian paper and cardboard manufacturer has decided to prolong the lease of 13,000 sqm of warehousing space in Diamond Business Park Stryków for another 5 years. Diamond Business Park Stryków is owned by White Star Real Estate.
108 Agency has mediated a lease renewal of 5,300 sqm for Czech company Country Life in Prologis Park Prague-Rudná.
Karolina Furmańska has joined the Consulting & Research team of Cushman & Wakefield Poland as a Senior Residential Analyst with responsibility for advisory to PRS clients. Prior to joining C&W, she was a member of JLL’s Living Investment Team, which was responsible for transaction advisory comprising rental apartments, purpose-built student accommodation, co-living and other income-producing assets in the residential sector.
JLL Hungary has appointed Balázs Agócs as Workplace Strategy Director from April 2021. JLL will expand not only with another leadership position but also with the Workplace Solutions service line. In his new role, Balázs will help JLL's customers to make faster and more efficient workplace- and real estate strategy decisions. He will closely cooperate with the teams of Tenant Representation and Project & Development Services.
Razvan Botezatu has been named Operations Manager of Romanian real estate developer Nordis Group. He will oversee the development strategy of the company. He has 10 years' worth of experience in the corporate sector. The group develops luxury residential and hotel projects in Bucharest and regional cities.
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