Pradera, a retail property fund and asset manager, has announced the first closing of the Pradera European Retail Parks SCSp, a Luxembourg fund. In a €900 million transaction agreed with IKEA Centres, the Fund has signed a contract to acquire 25 prime retail parks next to IKEA stores in eight European countries, including Poland and the Czech Republic.
Commerz Real, a subsidiary of Commerzbank, has purchased a historical office building, " Na příkopě 33" in the centre of Prague for its open-ended real estate fund HausInvest. The seller is Komerční banka, a subsidiary of Société Générale. The transaction price has not been disclosed.
Luxembourg-based Rubik Ventures has sold an office building in the 11th district of Budapest to Videoton Group. The property, located on Bocskay Road, has 5,000 sqm of GLA and is fully leased to Colas Hungaria Zrt.
Invesco Real Estate (IRE), a global real estate investment manager, has acquired the 232-room Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow for €70 million on behalf of one of its UK pension fund separate account clients. The seller was hotel investor Algonquin.
The Octava FIZAN fund is in the process of acquiring a portfolio of 11 office and retail assets in Poland, including Onyx in Kraków and Centrum Krakowska 61, Renaissance Tower and Eureka Park in Warsaw, from two BPH FIZ funds. Savills is advising the buyer on the transaction, which is expected to be finalized by the end of H1 2017. The parties did not reveal the value of the acquired assets, but the estimated value significantly exceeds €100 million.
Atenor announced the sale of the third building of its Váci Greens campus in Budapest to Hungarian real-estate fund OTP Prime Ingatlanbefektetesi Alap. Building B contains 25,300 sqm of office space and 399 basement parking spaces. The structure was completed in March 2016 and is currently 65% leased.
Globalworth purchased a logistics project located near Pitesti, Romania, rented by Dacia from ELGAN, a company owned by businessman Simon Roth, for €42.5 million. Colliers International advised the seller.
The Park Warsaw, managed by White Star Real Estate, gained new tenants during Q3 and Q4 2023. The latest leases saw the start of cooperation with companies such as RedNet Property Group, which leased 523 sqm in building B1, Puratos (430 sqm in building B5) and Yokogawa (563 sqm in building B5).
New Post International Poland has selected and leased approximately 5,600 sqm of a warehouse with office space in the Logicor Okęcie logistics park in Warsaw. The company operates in the transport and forwarding industry.
Efigence, a technology company specialising in the design and implementation of solutions for the financial and e-commerce sectors, has extended its lease of 1,200 sqm of office space at Platinium Business Park in Warsaw's Mokotów district.
Szymon Zduńczyk has joined the Management Board of Karimpol Poland as of 1st of March, 2024. The former Executive Director has been promoted to Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of the Group's Polish subsidiary. Mr Zduńczyk is the first Pole in the company's history to sit on its Management Board alongside Andreas Prokes and Harald Jeschek.
Building on the successes of last year, GARBE Industrial Real Estate CEE is responding by promoting Martin Stratov to the position of GARBE Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Veronika Zacha will be the new Head of Business Development and Construction in the Czech Republic and Jan Hradecky will move to the position of GARBE Project Management Manager for the Czech Republic.
Gellért Berkes has been appointed as Head of Property Management at ConvergenCE. He has been a member of the real estate development team for two and a half years. He has nearly 15 years of professional real estate experience.
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