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News Hungary and Romania: lands of attractive yields
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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News Is student housing an investment opportunity in CEE?
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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News AFI Europe to sell three Bucharest office buildings
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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News TriGranit to sell Bonarka City Center in Krakow
19
Aug
2016

TriGranit to sell Bonarka City Center in Krakow

by Ákos Budai
TriGranit has announced that a preliminary agreement has been entered into to sell the Bonarka City Center in Krakow, to Rockcastle, a property company investing in retail centers in Central and Eastern Europe. The financial closure of the transaction will take place in the following months.
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News Rockcastle acquires three regional shopping centres in Poland
18
Aug
2016

Rockcastle acquires three regional shopping centres in Poland

by Ákos Budai
Rockcastle Global Real Estate has acquired three regional shopping centres in Poland for a total of 522 million euros. Bonarka City Center in Kraków, Focus Mall in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall Piotrków Trybunalski will be added to the South African fund’s portfolio.
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News Appeninn purchases new property in Budapest
12
Aug
2016

Appeninn purchases new property in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
Appeninn has purchased a property in the Rózsadomb area of the 2nd district of Budapest. The company has signed a lease agreement for 6 years with Pénzügykutató Alapítvány (Financial Research Foundation) regarding the over 800 square meters large office.
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News Investors may face scarcity of attractive products in CEE
10
Aug
2016

Investors may face scarcity of attractive products in CEE

by Ákos Budai
Investment into Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (excluding Russia) for H1 2016 registered a substantial increase (59%) compared to same period of last year, surpassing €5 billion. Expectations are that for the entire year, investment volumes will reach and exceed the record volumes of 2015 with all CEE countries expected to perform strongly, says CBRE.
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News Panattoni Europe buys warehouse and land in Lodz
10
Aug
2016

Panattoni Europe buys warehouse and land in Lodz

by Ákos Budai
International real estate advisor Savills, on behalf of Aviva Investors has sold a Small Business Unit type warehouse and a 3.5 ha development land situated in Łódź Business Park. The buyer was industrial developer Panattoni Europe. 
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News South African companies continue to invest in CEE
03
Aug
2016

South African companies continue to invest in CEE

by Ákos Budai
Robust commercial real estate investment activity continued in Q2 2016 across the core Central European markets and reached EUR 2.6 billion, a 56% increase on Q1, according to Cushman & Wakefield. This has pushed volumes over the last twelve months to EUR 9.3 billion, close to 2007 record levels. 
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News Deutsche Hypo finances Prime Corporate Center in Warsaw
03
Aug
2016

Deutsche Hypo finances Prime Corporate Center in Warsaw

by Ákos Budai
Deutsche Hypothekenbank is acting as the sole lender to a real estate company, which is managed on behalf of four independent investors by Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH, for the purchase of the Prime Corporate Center office building in Warsaw. The financing volume amounts to € 40.5 million. In addition to this long-term investment financing, Deutsche Hypo is also providing a short-term bridging loan to cover the VAT element in the amount of € 14.2 million.
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New leases

  • Castorama has opened its 103rd shop in Poland. The outlet in the compact Smart concept is located in the Dekada shopping centre, at Armii Krajowej Street in Grójec. It is a 2,000-square-metre retail space, an outdoor garden zone and an assortment of around 15,000 off-the-shelf products.
  • In April this year, the House brand joined the group of tenants at CH Korona in Wrocław. The salon occupies nearly 285 sqm of sales space.
  • 18 Gym Fitness & Beauty will open a new location within Agora Arad (the former Galleria Arad) in a deal brokered by the Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. Agora Arad has a leasable area of 36,000 sqm and is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.

New appointments

  • Emilia Dębowska has been promoted to the position of Head of Sustainability Europe of Panattoni. In her new role, she will be responsible for Panattoni’s integrated sustainable development strategy encompassing both the company’s business goals and the development of its projects in Europe for every country in which the developer is active.
  • Crosspoint Real Estate has appointed Oana Popescu as Partner. She has joined the Crosspoint team in the summer of 2017 and took over the lead of the residential department in 2022.
  • Urszula Sekuła has joined the Retail Institute team as Business Development Director. She will be responsible for business development in Poland and three European markets.

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