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28
May
2021

Wood & Company obtains record loan for Bratislava asset

by Property Forum
Wood & Company has obtained a loan of €229.5 million, one of the highest amounts in the Slovak real estate market, to refinance the debt of the Aupark shopping centre in Bratislava. The financing will be provided by several European banking groups, all of which have operated historically in Slovakia. 
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28
May
2021

Samsung subsidiary to acquire 25% stake in Savills IM

by Property Forum
Savills Investment Management has entered into an agreement to form a strategic investment alliance with Samsung Life, the leading life insurer in Korea, and its real estate asset management subsidiary Samsung SRA. As part of this agreement, Samsung Life will acquire a minority interest in Savills IM Holdings Limited and commit capital of US$1 billion to Savills IM's investment strategies over the initial four years of the relationship. The transaction, which is conditional on various regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is expected to complete in Q4, 2021.
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27
May
2021

Very good start of the year for Echo Investment

by Property Forum
The finalisation of the purchase of a controlling stake in Archicom, the sale of 463 apartments and handing over 154 apartments to clients, the start of leasing of two completed Resi4Rent projects in Warsaw, maintaining average leasing in all completed Resi4Rent buildings at the level exceeding 95%, as well as the sale of the Villa Offices building in Warsaw Brewery – this is a summary of Echo Investment's operating activities in the first quarter of 2021. During this time, the Group generated €5.46 million (PLN 24.5 million) of net profit.
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27
May
2021

VisionApartments buys land for new project in Bucharest

by Property Forum
VisionApartments, a company controlled by Swiss billionaire Anja Graf, has acquired a land plot of 15.6 hectares near Bucharest where it plans to start a complex real estate investment. 
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25
May
2021

BSTDB grants €10 million for energy efficiency in Romania

by Property Forum
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) has provided a loan worth €10 million to Garanti BBVA Consumer Finance. The funding will support residential investments in energy improvements and resource efficiency. 
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25
May
2021

Crestyl and Cornerstone complete Budimex acquisition

by Property Forum
Czech real estate developer and investor Crestyl, together with investment management firm Cornerstone Partners, completed the acquisition of Polish residential developer Budimex Nieruchomości. Budimex Nieruchomości was a subsidiary of Poland's largest construction group, Budimex SA, owned by the Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial.
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25
May
2021

Heimstaden buys residential portfolio in Poland from Budimex

by Property Forum
Heimstaden subsidiary, Heimstaden Bostad AB, is to buy a newly-built residential portfolio with 2,496 homes in Poland for €305 million (SEK 3.1 billion) from leading Polish residential development company, Budimex.
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25
May
2021

BentallGreenOak closes first Polish acquisition

by Property Forum
BentallGreenOak, a leading global real estate investment management advisor and provider of real estate services, has announced the acquisition of a logistics park comprising three well-located, high-quality warehouses in Gdańsk, Poland. This marks the firm’s first investment in the Polish market, as it continues to expand its presence across Europe.
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24
May
2021

GTC sells Serbian office portfolio to Indotek Group

by Property Forum
Globe Trade Centre has decided to sell its Belgrade office portfolio to the Hungarian investor Indotek Group. The proposed acquisition price is €267.6 million, exceeding the book value of GTC’s Serbia portfolio as of 31 December 2020. The agreement will cover the sale of 11 buildings within 5 business parks of a total 122,175 sqm GLA with high occupancy rates, located in the New Belgrade district. Once completed in Q3 2021, the sale will become one of the largest real estate transactions in the last 5 years on the CEE market.
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21
May
2021

Casta concludes deal for Romanian expansion

by Property Forum
Digital property platform Casta, part of Neogen group, has taken over real estate classifieds' portal Magazinul de Case, in a bid to expand across Romania. 
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New leases

  • Westinghouse Electric Company will occupy a space of over 1900 sqm in the Zabłocie Business Park B office building in Kraków. JLL represented the tenant during the contract negotiation process.
  • Grupa Azoty, a producer of fertilizer and chemical components has extended its lease in the Warsaw Trade Tower. The company occupies 1,160 sqm in the skyscraper, which is owned by Globalworth.
  • 108 Agency Slovakia has mediated the lease of 720 sqm for its client Mercurtrade in Beta – Car Park Pezinok.

New appointments

  • Spaceflow, a tenant experience company, appoints Ken Norton as its Vice President of Sales. Among Norton’s goals is to accelerate the growth of its client base, while scaling Spaceflow's sales team in their international markets and optimizing the sales processes. Norton joined Spaceflow after three years as Head of Sales at LandInsight, now Landtech. Prior to joining LandInsight, he was in Business Development at Estates Gazette.
  • Benoit Lheureux will replace Gerard Gallet as a CEO of Auchan Polska. Gerard Gallet will remain a Member of the Board.
  • Tomasz Łapiński, former CFO of Cordia Poland, has returned to the company as Development Director and Vice President. He will be responsible for strengthening Cordia's position in Poland, its development and further integration with Polnord.


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