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News Attracting innovative companies makes office buildings more attractive
22
Feb
2018

Attracting innovative companies makes office buildings more attractive

by Ákos Budai
Modern technology has revolutionised the way we work and significantly altered the leasing process. Andrej Leontiev LL.M., Partner at Taylor Wessing analysed current trends on Bratislava’s office market from a legal perspective.
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News Automation, e-mobility and big data will change the game in logistics
16
Feb
2018

Automation, e-mobility and big data will change the game in logistics

by Ákos Budai
Automation, e-mobility and big data can completely change the game in logistics over the coming years. Martin Polák, Senior Vice President and Regional Head for CEE at Prologis talked to Property Forum about the future of European industrial and logistics markets.
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News Slovakia and Romania set to perform best in 2018
15
Feb
2018

Slovakia and Romania set to perform best in 2018

by Ákos Budai
2017 was a great year for the CEE property market and the scene is set for 2018 to be even better. However, there are always risks to be wary of. Andreas Ridder, Chairman CEE at CBRE revealed Property Forum his expectations for the CEE investment market in 2018.
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News Vienna-based investor plans to spend €100 million in Hungary
05
Feb
2018

Vienna-based investor plans to spend €100 million in Hungary

by Ákos Budai
FLE, a relatively new player on the CEE investment market, plans to acquire €100 million worth of assets just in Hungary and expects new investors to join the race. Dr. Alexander Klafsky, LL.M. MRICS, Managing Partner at FLE GmbH talked investment strategy and market expectations.
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News Is de-malling the next step for Europe?
31
Jan
2018

Is de-malling the next step for Europe?

by Ákos Budai
Retail is changing rapidly with e-commerce having already brought on the death of several shopping centres overseas. Europe is not exempt from this phenomenon, even though the market in general strongly differs from that of the U. S. An interview with Savino Natalicchio MRICS, Director of the Retail Business Unit at Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group’s Advisory and Valuation Department in Milan, who talked about the future of retail and changing shopping centre valuation practices.
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News Hungarian funds are looking beyond borders
19
Jan
2018

Hungarian funds are looking beyond borders

by Ákos Budai
One of the most important local players on the Hungarian market has closed two transactions at the end of 2017 and there are more in the pipeline for 2018. Balázs Czifra, Property Investment Director at Diófa Asset Management talked to Property Forum about his plans and expectations.
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News CPI plans major refurbishments in Budapest
15
Jan
2018

CPI plans major refurbishments in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
Last year, in a landmark deal, CPI Property Group has acquired 11 CEE retail assets from funds managed by CBRE Global Investors. Country Manager Mátyás Gereben talked to us about the company’s future plans for Hungary and revealed what’s in store for the five assets – shopping centres Pólus and Campona, the Andrássy Complex and two Interpsar stores – that were added to CPI’s Hungarian portfolio as a result of the €650 million deal.
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News Granit Polus has major plans for Budapest
21
Dec
2017

Granit Polus has major plans for Budapest

by Ákos Budai
Founded almost 25 years ago by owners and managers of the former TriGranit Group, Granit Polus recently announced its intention to launch a major mixed-used development in the centre of Budapest. Owner Sándor Demján and CEO Gyula Ágházi shared the company’s new strategy with Property Forum.
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News Is it more difficult to develop in Bucharest than in Budapest?
14
Dec
2017

Is it more difficult to develop in Bucharest than in Budapest?

by Ákos Budai
As a response to continued strong demand from tenants in Budapest and Bucharest, Skanska plans to launch several new projects in both capital cities. Marcin Łapiński, Managing Director for Hungary and Romania talked to Property Forum about the differences between the two markets.
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News Surprising figures from a dynamic Balkans capital
30
Nov
2017

Surprising figures from a dynamic Balkans capital

by Ákos Budai
Strong economic growth, booming tourism and increasing construction activity characterise one of the least well-known markets of the CEE/SEE region. Total office stock in the capital barely exceeds 100,000 sqm, which results in one of the highest rental fees in the region. The situation is, however, about to change as new mixed-use projects of higher quality should increase the pressure on landlords. Stela Dhami, Managing Partner at Colliers International shared us her positive outlook on the Albanian market.
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Latest news


New leases

  • The District Labour Inspectorate in Gdańsk will move its headquarters to the Palio Office Park B office building located on the site of the Gdańsk Shipyard. The institution will rent more than 1.7 thousand sqm on two floors in the facility.
  • Societe Generale Branch in Poland and SG Equipment Leasing Poland, companies belonging to the French financial group Societe Generale, are moving into the Studio complex by Skanska in Warsaw. Both companies will occupy offices in Building B on ul. Łucka. They will be the first of four tenants in the office building completed in Q4 2023. In total, Skanska's investment offers 16,400 sqm of office space, which is now fully leased.
  • Warsaw-based team Nrep and Urban Partners has moved to new premises in the Metropolitan office building at 3 Pilsudski Square.

New appointments

  • Aleksander Loster has been appointed as Director in Savills Poland investment team, headed by Mark Richardson since 2023. In his new role, he will be responsible for working with international investment funds during the sale and acquisition of retail, industrial, warehouse and alternative assets.
  • Piotr Wilewski joined Walter Herz Investment Advisory Department as Land Acquisition Manager. He is responsible for acquiring land projects, preparing analyses of investment potential and searching for ways to build real estate value.
  • GTC Group appoints two people to head up its shopping centres in Poland Anna Borecka will take over as director of Galeria Jurajska in Kraków. Meanwhile, Marek Ciszewski will take the helm at Galeria Północna in Warsaw.

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