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13
Jul
2016

What's next for the Czech and Slovak markets?

by Ákos Budai
Central European commercial property markets are expected to attract even more investors than last year and the competition among countries is fiercer than ever. What does it take to change lost lasting perceptions and secure interest from international buyers? Andy Thompson MRICS, Director of Investment Services at Colliers International talked to us in Bratislava about recent developments on the Czech and Slovakian markets.
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11
May
2016

How a 3-billion-euro megaproject will completely transform Belgrade

by Ákos Budai
More and more cities around the world are rediscovering the potential that lies in their waterfronts. Transforming old and dysfunctional industrial zones into lively areas with mixed uses has been trending for many years now and the Serbian capital has one of the most ambitious waterfront plans in the world. When new first broke about Belgrade Waterfront in the middle of the financial crisis few believed that the ambitious plans of Abu Dhabi-based developer, Eagle Hills would ever materialise. In 2016 however the wheels of the 1.8-million-square-metre megaproject are already set in motion, completely transforming the Serbian capital. Nikola Nedeljkovic, General Manager of Belgrade Waterfront talked to us about the 3-billion-euro development.
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04
May
2016

Budapest must prove itself again as a core CEE market

by Ákos Budai
2015 has proven to be a turning point for both the Hungarian commercial property market and for Cushman & Wakefield, which has merged with DTZ. Adrian Limp MRICS, Head of Valuation & Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield Hungary talked to us about valuation practices in a recovering market.
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20
Apr
2016

How valuation and measurement standards can be raised in CEE

by Ákos Budai
RICS, hand in hand with other global organisations, is constantly working to raise the quality of property valuation and measurement standards. In several countries, RICS valuers are already required to join Valuer Registration, while IPMS for office buildings is being implemented in many different parts of the world. But when will these innovations result in better professional practices in Central and Eastern Europe? Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, Managing Director of RICS EMEA, CIS & Russia talked to us at the Portfolio - RICS Property Valuation 2016 conference in Budapest.
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06
Apr
2016

Atenor plans further development in Hungary and Romania

by Ákos Budai
It was only a few weeks ago that the third building of the Váci Greens office complex was delivered but the developer is already preparing for the construction of the next phase. Zoltán Borbély, Atenor’s Country Manager and Olivier Ralet, Atenor’s Executive Officer talked to us about the Belgian company’s plans in Hungary and Romania.
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04
Dec
2015

Green field investments - Where? When? How?

by Ákos Budai
Which sectors make the most green field investments? Where does the automotive industry prefer factories to be built? What are the risks of such developments? Dr. Zoltán Nádasdy MRICS, head lawyer at Noerr’s Budapest office, answered these questions and more.
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19
Nov
2015

Is Warsaw getting overheated?

by Ákos Budai
A fear of rising vacancies caused by overdevelopment has long been in the centre of news regarding the Warsaw office market. Ewelina Kauzna MRICS, Director of the Office Agency, Landlord Representation at Colliers International in Poland talked to us about what is happening in the capital and in other Polish cities.
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22
Oct
2015

This is how the merger of the year came into being

by Ákos Budai
Last month, Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ merged under the Cushman & Wakefield brand. Jonathan Hallett (Managing Partner, Central Europe) and Gergely Pados (Managing Director, Hungary) talked to us about the merger, Cushman & Wakefield’s plans and the future of the Hungarian property market.
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27
Sep
2015

What to expect in Albania

by Ákos Budai
Would you have thought that many well know luxury brands have opened stores in Tirana before entering Budapest? This is especially interesting considering the fact that Hungary has a retail stock of 1.3 million square metres compared to 205 thousand square metres in Albania. Through our questions, Stela Dhami, Managing Partner at Colliers International Albania is introducing the property market of a country that is usually off the radar.
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New leases

  • 108 Agency has mediated a lease of 7,700 sqm for the company DSV Solutions in Prologis Park Prague-Airport. DSV Solutions provides and manages supply chain solutions.
  • TECH LIGHT, a manufacturer and designer of LED lighting profiles, has relocated to Panattoni A2 Warsaw East Park, situated next to Stary Konik junction near Warsaw. The tenant moved into 1,200 sqm of warehouse and office space already in August. AXI IMMO provided comprehensive advisory services for TECH LIGHT.
  • Eli Lilly has extended its office lease of 900 sqm in Bucharest Business Park. The pharmaceutical company has been a tenant in the project since 2006. The office complex is owned by CA Immo. Real estate consultancy CBRE worked on the lease extension.

New appointments

  • From mid-October this year, Kornél Kalapács is taking up the position of Managing Director of Codic Hungary, the company announced. With around 30 years of experience in real estate development and construction, he will strengthen Codic's Hungarian subsidiary, which will hand over the Green Court Office A building under his management next month.
  • Mateusz Gołembiewski will head up JLL's HR organisation in the CEE and Russia region. He has 15 years of experience in developing company strategies and operations in this field, and will lead the HR teams in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Russia.
  • The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the appointment of Søren Rodian Olsen, managing director of Logicenters at NREP as chair of ULI Poland. He succeeds Dorota Wysokińska-Kuzdra, senior partner at Colliers, and officially began his voluntary two-year term on 1 October 2021.


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