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News Immofinanz sells 18.5 million BUWOG shares
09
Jun
2016

Immofinanz sells 18.5 million BUWOG shares

by Ákos Budai
Immofinanz today sold approx. 18.5 million BUWOG shares to SAPINDA Group, a company located in Amsterdam, London and Luxembourg. The price of EUR 19.00 per share – for a total of approx. EUR 352 million – is 3.5% higher than yesterday’s closing price of EUR 18.36. 
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News What are investors looking for in SEE?
09
Jun
2016

What are investors looking for in SEE?

by Ákos Budai
In 2016 commercial real estate investment activity seems to be picking up again in Southeastern Europe after a slightly weaker 2015. Although financing conditions are continuing to improve a lack of high quality product and liquidity still presents a big challenge for all countries of the region. We report from Bucharest where Portfolio Conferences and RICS have organised SEE Property Forum for the second time.
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News Focus Estate Fund acquires Galeria Sandomierz
07
Jun
2016

Focus Estate Fund acquires Galeria Sandomierz

by Ákos Budai
Focus Estate Fund acquired Galeria Sandomierz retail centre in Southeastern Poland from Euro Real Estate Investments LLP. The buyer was represented by Cushman & Wakefield and JLL acted on behalf of the seller.
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News C&W to sell a hotel in Bydgoszcz
06
Jun
2016

C&W to sell a hotel in Bydgoszcz

by Ákos Budai
Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality have been appointed by Cube Sp. z o.o. to sell the 4-star Mercure Sepia Hotel located in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The property was opened in December 2014 as a new hotel, combining a historical building dated late 19th century and a new building.
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News Colliers reports strong investment appetite in the Czech Republic
06
Jun
2016

Colliers reports strong investment appetite in the Czech Republic

by Ákos Budai
The first quarter of 2016 in the Czech Republic was characterized by a lack of logistics and industrial space, demand for office space and high volume of investment into real estate. Colliers International released its latest report summarizing trends on the investment, office and industrial markets.
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News Globalworth closes landmark transaction in Romania
31
May
2016

Globalworth closes landmark transaction in Romania

by Ákos Budai
Globalworth Real Estate Investments has signed an agreement to offer real estate secured bonds worth a total of 180 million euros. 150 million euros will be subscribed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the remaining 30 million euros by funds managed by Cairn Capital (“Cairn”). 
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News Echo Investment obtains loans worth over EUR 317 million
19
May
2016

Echo Investment obtains loans worth over EUR 317 million

by Ákos Budai
Warsaw-based developer Echo Investment has concluded two loan agreements worth over EUR 317 million with Berlin Hyp, ING Bank Śląski and Helaba – Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen. These investment loans will be used to refinance four office and seven retail projects.
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News Former UBS Fund disposes of Warsaw office building
19
May
2016

Former UBS Fund disposes of Warsaw office building

by Ákos Budai
Acting in its capacity as advisor for a German depositary bank, who is currently administrating the German Special-AIF UBS (D) Sector 3 Real Estate Europe, UBS Real Estate GmbH has sold the Nova Praga office building in Warsaw to Mazovia Capital. Cushman & Wakefield and Magnusson Law represented the vendor in the transaction. The building will now be known as Mazovia Plaza.
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News Investors still seem to favour Poland within CEE
17
May
2016

Investors still seem to favour Poland within CEE

by Ákos Budai
According to Cushman & Wakefield, strong investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania continued in the first quarter of 2016, with EUR 1.4 billion invested. The slight decrease in transaction volume of 5% compared to the corresponding period of 2015 was smaller than the 14% fall recorded for Europe overall. Q1 activity was also above the long-run average of EUR 1.2 billion since 2007.
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News Property investment volumes slightly down in CEE
11
May
2016

Property investment volumes slightly down in CEE

by Ákos Budai
Investment into Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (excluding Russia) for Q1 2016 registered a slight decrease (6%) compared to the same period of last year, reaching €1.84 billion, CBRE’s research shows. 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. 
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New leases

  • AGS Estate has joined the group of tenants at the .BIG office building, located in the southern part of Kraków. The company is operating in the nationwide real estate market, in the HoReCa sector. GS Estate has leased over 300 sqm of space for a new dining facility.
  • International IT company Sollers Consulting has moved its regional Kraków office to the Browar Lubicz complex. The new office will occupy more than 1,200 sqm of space.
  • Another brand is joining the ranks of new stores in the expanded Turawa Park retail park near Opole (southern Poland). The Tedi chain store will occupy a unit of about 920 sqm.

New appointments

  • Savills has announced significant changes and promotions within its investment advisory, valuation, communication, and marketing departments in Poland. Karina Szafrańska has been promoted to Head of Valuations and Małgorzata Lińska-Bator has been promoted to Director in the Investment Department. Additionally, Marta Kołodziejska has been appointed the new Head of Marketing & Communication.
  • Residential developer STC Partners has appointed Elena Palade as Sales Director, while Bogdan Băzărea is the new Technical Director of the company. Palade has over 10 years’ worth of experience in real estate sales, while Băzărea’s career spans more than 20 years.
  • At the beginning of July, Jesika Mackiewicz took the position of Business Manager of Warsaw projects at Matexi Poland. She will be responsible for development of the company portfolio of residential projects and land purchases.

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