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12
Dec
2016

CPI Hungary sells two properties in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
CPI Hungary has sold its V188 office building and an adjacent development land (V190), both located on Budapest’s Váci corridor, to a Hungarian investment group. CPI Hungary plans to use the funds for increasing the value of its current portfolio and to implement new green investments. 
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12
Dec
2016

Mint Investments sells Panorama Business Center in Prague

by Ákos Budai
Mint Investments, a Central European real estate investment & asset manager sold Panorama Business Center in Prague. The buyer was REDSIDE, manager of real estate open-ended investment fund NOVA Real Estate (SICAV). The seller was advised by CBRE.
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12
Dec
2016

Atenor sells Budapest office building to Czech fund

by Ákos Budai
Belgian real estate developer Atenor announced the sale of Váci Greens Building C to Czech investment fund ZFP realitní fond (managed by ZFP Investments). This building is one of the three buildings completed by Atenor within its Váci Greens development in Budapest. Building C, completed in June 2015, comprises 18,500 sqm of office space, fully let to General Electric. 
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09
Dec
2016

HB Reavis sells Bratislava office building

by Ákos Budai
HB Reavis has sold Twin City A, a modern office building located in close proximity to Bratislava city centre in Slovakia, to Prvý realitný fund (PRF), managed by IAD Investments with a transaction yield of 6.5%. The building, located in the Mlynske Nivy business district of Bratislava, was completed in 2015 and offers approximately 16,500 sqm of leasable space, which is fully let to a number of tenants, including PWC, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bayer, BNP Paribas Slovensko and Sfera.
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08
Dec
2016

Futureal Group sells Polish shopping centre for €88.5 million

by Ákos Budai
Futureal Group has sold its Polish retail asset, Nova Park to a joint-venture formed by MAS Real Estate Inc. and Prime Kapital Limited for €88.5 million. Over the last four years Nova Park, located in central Gorzów in western Poland has become the largest shopping centre in the region with a catchment of 370,000 people. 
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07
Dec
2016

Skanska sells Warsaw’s Atrium 2 for €88m

by Ákos Budai
Skanska has sold Atrium 2 to HANSAINVEST Hanseatische Investment-GmbH, one of the largest investment companies in Germany. Located near Rondo ONZ, Atrium 2 is Skanska’s eighth and newest investment to be developed in the business centre of Warsaw. The building has three tenants Credit Suisse, DLA Piper and Bravura Solutions.
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05
Dec
2016

WP Carey purchases Polish warehouse for €32m

by Ákos Budai
CP:17 – Global, a U.S.-based non-traded REIT focused on investing in income-producing commercial properties and real estate-related assets, announced that it has completed the sale-leaseback of a cold-storage facility from Greenyard (formerly Greenyard Foods), one of the world’s largest fruit and vegetable suppliers. The 28,700 sqm (309,759 sq ft) facility is located just outside of Warsaw, Poland and was purchased for approximately €32 million. The proceeds from the 20-year triple-net lease will be used to pay down debt associated with the facility. 
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05
Dec
2016

Rockcastle finalises acquisition of Polish retail portfolio

by Ákos Budai
Rockcastle Global Real Estate has acquired a retail portfolio totalling 62,000 sqm from Aviva Investors, worth €160 million. Cushman & Wakefield, Hogan Lovells, Arcadis and PwC represented the purchaser, JLL, Dentons and Deloitte advised the seller in the transaction. The portfolio comprises two shopping centres: Focus Mall Zielona Góra and Focus Mall Piotrków Trybunalski. Providing respectively 26,800 sqm and 35,200 sqm, they are the largest shopping galleries in Zielona Góra and Piotrków Trybunalski. 
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30
Nov
2016

2016 investment volumes to reach €1.8 billion in Hungary

by Ákos Budai
During the Q1-Q3 2016 period total commercial real estate investment transaction volume reached €1.5 billion in Hungary, nearly double the 2015 total volume, a testimony to the sharp liquidity increase – according to JLL Hungary’s latest statistics.The outstanding performance of the market was backed by the strong market fundamentals and the growing investor appetite for the high yielding Hungarian assets. Approximately 45% of the volume was generated by the office asset class followed by retail (29%) and logistics (14%). The remaining deals included a mix of hotel assets and properties for redevelopment purposes.
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30
Nov
2016

VIA Outlets acquires Wroclaw property

by Ákos Budai
Hammerson plc and its partners in VIA Outlets, APG, Meyer Bergman and Value Retail, have signed an agreement to acquire, subject to regulatory clearance, four outlet centres across Europe. The retail venues, located close to major cities in Germany, Portugal, Spain and Poland, represent total gross asset value of €587 million and a blended net initial yield of 5.5%.  The transaction takes the total size of the VIA Outlets portfolio to €1.1 billion across 10 assets.
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New leases

  • COS, the office fit-out supplier, has leased 3,000 sqm in the Miro project, in northern Bucharest. All of the company’s employees will start working in the new offices next summer. Part of the space will host a showroom. The building is developed by Speedwell.
  • Recovery clinic Empatio București has leased 200 sqm in The Eminescu Offices project located in central Bucharest. The opening of the clinic is scheduled for April 2022. The office building is developed by Akcent Development and managed by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
  • SIG, a supplier of building products on the Polish market has decided to relocate its branch. It leased 2,067 sqm of warehouse and office space in City Logistics Katowice. The tenant was represented in the negotiation process by real estate advisory firm Cresa Poland.

New appointments

  • BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland strengthens its Capital Markets department. Bartłomiej Sutkowski, a highly valued expert with almost 15 years of experience within the real estate industry will be its new Associate DIrector.
  • MDC2 COO and co-founder Jeremy Cordery was recently appointed as a Board Member of the company’s Board of Directors and will be an active member of the following committees: ESG, IC and Audit & Risk.
  • Avison Young announced Karolina Pruchniewska’s promotion to the role of Communications Manager CEE. Based in Poland, Karolina will be responsible for enhancing brand awareness of the company in Central and Eastern Europe, supporting Avison Young in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania also regarding internal communication within the firm. She will also be still managing marketing & PR activities of the Polish branch of Avison Young.


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