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23
Sep
2016

Investors go for development land in Hungary

by Ákos Budai
Last year there has been a significant increase of interest from investors for logistics properties and properties for development, which signals the emergence of the automotive and e-commerce industry as well as the start of large-scale real estate developments – says DLA Piper’s annual Hungarian Real Estate Intelligence Report. According to DLA Piper, the increased acquisition activity from developers will translate into new commercial assets being introduced into the market around 2017 Q4 and 2018 Q1.
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22
Sep
2016

TriGranit sells Bonarka City Center

by Ákos Budai
TriGranit has completed the sale of Bonarka City Center (BCC) in Krakow to Rockcastle, a property company specializing in retail centres in Central and Eastern Europe. TriGranit, which is owned by TPG Real Estate and was the developer of the shopping centre, will remain the property manager for two years. In addition to managing BCC, TriGranit will remain active in Krakow and is currently developing three office buildings in the ‘Bonarka for Business’ (B4B) area.
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19
Sep
2016

CA Immo purchases Millennium Towers in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
CA Immo has signed a sales and purchase agreement to acquire the Millennium Towers Class A office complex comprising of 70,400 sqm GLA in Budapest, Hungary. The transaction volume of the fully rented asset amounts to €175 million, the annual rental income reaches €12 million. 
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15
Sep
2016

HB Reavis sells two more office buildings in Warsaw

by Ákos Budai
International real estate developer HB Reavis has signed a preliminary sale agreement to sell two of its buildings, situated in Warsaw, to Savills Investment Management on behalf of a Global Pension Fund client. In one of the largest transactions of the year in Poland and also in Central and Eastern Europe amounting to €186 million, Savills Investment Management has acquired buildings A and B of the Gdanski Business Center in Warsaw, totalling 48,000 sqm.
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07
Sep
2016

HB Reavis sells Konstruktorska Business Center in Warsaw

by Ákos Budai
International real estate developer HB Reavis has sold its Konstruktorska Business Center to international real estate investment company Golden Star Estate B.V. in the developer’s first divestment in the Polish market.
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05
Sep
2016

Echo Investment publishes H1 2016 results

by Ákos Budai
Echo Investment has published its H1 2016 results. The Group had the revenue of PLN 280.5 mln in H1 2016 (compared to PLN 273.8 mln in H1 2015), a gross sales profit of PLN 145.4 mln (compared to PLN 135 mln), an operating profit of PLN 404 mln (compared to PLN 31.3 mln) and a net profit of PLN 299 mln (compared to PLN 22.7 mln).
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01
Sep
2016

Aviva Investors Polish Retail Fund sells two retail schemes

by Ákos Budai
The Aviva Investors Polish Retail Fund has signed a preliminary sales agreement for Focus Park in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall in Piotrków Trybunalski. The two shopping centres are to be purchased by Rockcastle for around 161 million euros. JLL advised Aviva Investors on the transaction.
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31
Aug
2016

Hungary and Romania: lands of attractive yields

by Ákos Budai
Romania and Hungary are seeing new capital flowing into their respective commercial real estate markets as a consequence of a significant yield spread between Western and Eastern Europe. Skanska has relased a new report, focuing on investment opportunities in the CEE region.
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30
Aug
2016

Is student housing an investment opportunity in CEE?

by Ákos Budai
Student accommodation has become popular among investors in some Western European cities, but there is an almost complete lack of this investment product in the CEE region. Colliers International has released a recently conducted research analysis that explores the current status of student housing in the Czech Republic and the future prospects of this sector that could attract both domestic and foreign investors.
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25
Aug
2016

AFI Europe to sell three Bucharest office buildings

by Ákos Budai
AFI Europe Romania has signed a letter of intent for the sale of three of its five office buildings located in AFI Park Bucharest. According to a company report, the letter of intent has been signed in June. AFI Europe wants to sell buildings 1, 2 & 3 of the complex with the option of selling AFI Park 4 & 5 to the same buyer. The name of the possible buyer has not been revealed. 
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New leases

  • 108 Agency Slovakia has secured a lease of 3,392 sqm for a confidential client in the Plus Centrum office building located in Bratislava.
  • Wella Company, a beauty start-up will move to Brama Miasta by Skanska in Łódź. On approx. 1,500 sqm the company will open their newly created Shared Services Centre – as many as 200 people will work there, including their new IT Center of Excellence.
  • Dover, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider, has leased 1,170 sqm in Globalworth Plaza. The company has a global team of over 24,000 employees and an annual revenue of around $7 billion.

New appointments

  • Colliers Poland is developing its Workplace Innovation department – Karolina Dudek, PhD has just joined the team as Associate Director. She will use her skills in organisational diagnosis, knowledge of research methodology and design management expertise to support the shaping of sustainable work environments.
  • Cromwell Property Group has appointed Piotr Goździewicz as senior investment manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for executing a variety of investment strategies of Cromwell and its capital partners in the region with a focus on Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • CBRE Czech Republic appointed Jiří Stránský the new Head of Sustainability. He will be responsible for creating and coordinating solutions for complex ESG strategies, which react to the ever-growing trend of corporate social responsibility and a sustainable approach to the environment in accordance with the Green Deal for Europe.


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