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News Prologis bets on last mile warehouses and automation solutions
23
Dec
2020

Prologis bets on last mile warehouses and automation solutions

by Michał Poręcki
Paweł Sapek, Senior Vice President, Regional Head CE & Country Manager of Prologis talked to Property Forum about the state of the warehouse market, the changing expectations and demands of tenants and new challenges for the nearest future. 
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News Ghelamco focuses on business fluency and makes new long-term plans
16
Dec
2020

Ghelamco focuses on business fluency and makes new long-term plans

by Michał Poręcki
While taking care of problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, office developers in Poland already plan their strategy for the expected supply gap in the years 2023-24. Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director CEE at Ghelamco summarises the year 2020 on the Polish office market and explains why professional office space will be a needed commodity in the long run.
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News GTC looks for new investment opportunities despite COVID-19’s impacts
02
Dec
2020

GTC looks for new investment opportunities despite COVID-19’s impacts

by Gergely Ditróy
After the first wave of the pandemic, continuous communication with tenants has proven to be more important than ever and helped landlords reach solutions in this difficult and unpredictable situation. Yovav Carmi, President of GTC Group’s Management Board and Robert Snow, Member of GTC Group’s Management Board and Chairman of GTC Hungary talked to us about COVID-19’s potential implications for the commercial real estate market and shared their expectations for the future.
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News Speedwell moves ahead at full speed with life/work balance in focus
15
Oct
2020

Speedwell moves ahead at full speed with life/work balance in focus

by Ákos Budai
Belgian real estate developer Speedwell is rapidly expanding in Romania with ongoing projects in Bucharest, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca. Didier Balcaen, Founder and CEO of the company who will be a speaker at our upcoming SEE Property Forum 2020 in Bucharest, talked to us about Speedwell’s ongoing projects and shared his vision for handling the changes that COVID-19 has brought on the market.
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News Tenants want lower operational costs, not just a certificate
07
Oct
2020

Tenants want lower operational costs, not just a certificate

by Ákos Budai
Even though logistics is the real estate sector least affected by the current economic downturn, tenants are still looking to cut costs and this is what landlords need to respond to. Ana Dumitrache, Country Head at CTP Romania, who will be a speaker at our upcoming SEE Property Forum 2020 in Bucharest, talked to us about how COVID-19 has impacted the company’s operations, what tenants are looking for and how an ambitious expansion strategy can be executed.
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News Knight Frank prepares for a new normal in workplace consultancy
02
Jun
2020

Knight Frank prepares for a new normal in workplace consultancy

by Ákos Budai
Knight Frank has been present in Hungary since 2018, mostly focusing office leasing – a process that will significantly be impacted by COVID-19. Erika Lóska, Head of Office Division at Knight Frank Hungary and Colin Fitzgerald, Partner International Occupier Services at Knight Frank London talked to Property Forum about the company’s plans for Hungary and how COVID-19 could change the occupier services sector.
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News COVID-19 could halt the rise of domestic investors in Romania
11
May
2020

COVID-19 could halt the rise of domestic investors in Romania

by Ákos Budai
The COVID-19 pandemic has to put a halt to years of uninterrupted growth on the Romanian property investment market. Andrei Vacaru, Head of Capital Markets at JLL Romania shared his market outlook with Property Forum.
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News Digital is the only way for residential developers
07
May
2020

Digital is the only way for residential developers

by Ákos Budai
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the adaptation of technology on the residential market with developers across the region now offering digital solutions for prospective home-buyers. Waldemar Olbryk, Board Member responsible for the residential sector at Echo Investment shared his thoughts on the topic.
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News Can the current lockdown change shopping habits in the long run?
31
Mar
2020

Can the current lockdown change shopping habits in the long run?

by Ákos Budai
Retail is among the real estate sectors most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. As most stores have been ordered to close across Europe, retail landlords face an unprecedented challenge. Duarte Cabral, Deputy Managing Director EMEA at Sonae Sierra shared with us his initial impressions on this rapidly evolving situation.
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News Will things go back to normal by Q3 2020?
30
Mar
2020

Will things go back to normal by Q3 2020?

by Ákos Budai
Many market players, especially those working in industrial and office, expect a swift return to business as usual in the third quarter. Andy Thompson, Director of Czech & Slovak Capital Markets and Tewfik Sabongui, Managing Partner for the Czech Republic shared Colliers International’s expectations for the coming months.
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  • A shop of the international brand Jysk has opened in Galeria Północna in Warsaw. The store will occupy an area of 1,500 sqm. This is the chain's three hundredth outlet in Poland.
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New appointments

  • At the beginning of April 2024, Barbara Tomaszewska took over as Director of the first Aiden by Best Western in Łódź, Poland. She was previously Deputy Director at Golden Tulip Gdańsk Residence.
  • Oriol Casellas Deig has been appointed CFO of Redport Capital. He also joined the Board of Directors of the Romanian development company. Deig has over 20 years’ worth of experience in real estate.
  • InPost has appointed Javier van Engelen as Group CFO. He is an experienced manager, an expert in finance, who has held CFO positions in a number of international companies.

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