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31
Mar
2016

HB Reavis Group sells Váci Corner Offices in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
HB Reavis Group and Zeus Capital Management have completed the sale and purchase of Váci Corner Offices. HB Reavis Group’ first development in Hungary, located in the heart of the Váci út office corridor in Budapest, has been purchased by a group of investors represented by Zeus Capital Management. This is the first major office transaction in the Hungarian real estate market in 2016, as well as a milestone in the business development of HB Reavis in Hungary. This acquisition is made by Zeus Capital Management in relation to its commercial properties investment platform dedicated to Central East and South East Europe.
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21
Mar
2016

Budapest is back on the map

by Ákos Budai
After many long years Budapest once again had a booth at the world’s most important real estate expo, MIPIM. With this, Budapest at least partially returned to the investor marker, since traditionally every significant Central European city is represented by a booth. The Hungarian capital has not quite attained the investor attention that for example Warsaw has, but investor sentiment towards the Hungarian property market has improved noticeably recently, and this can be experienced in Cannes too.
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17
Mar
2016

Property investors intend to be very active across the region

by Ákos Budai
According to CBRE’s 2016 EMEA Investor Intentions Survey almost half (48%) of all surveyed expect their purchasing activity to be higher than last year, compared with just 15% who expect to be less active buyers. 43% also expect their selling activity to increase, indicating a buoyant and liquid real estate investment market for the region in 2016.
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02
Mar
2016

South African REIT buys majority stake in Polish real estate company

by Ákos Budai
South African Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Redefine Properties is significantly broadening its offshore footprint via an initial 75% investment into Echo Investment’s 1.2 billion euro commercial platform comprising 18 properties in Poland.
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15
Feb
2016

Skanska sells eleven buildings in three countries during 2015

by Ákos Budai
In 2015 Skanska Commercial Development Europe signed final sale agreements for eleven office buildings located in three Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, achieving a total transaction volume of nearly 500 mln EUR for the year. Skanska is now compiling its sales portfolio for 2016 and continues to purchase land for new development projects.
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27
Jan
2016

CEE real estate investment volumes hit €9 billion in 2015

by Ákos Budai
As core European markets continue to become increasingly tight, the CEE region is attracting more capital and witnessing high levels of real estate investment activity.
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14
Jan
2016

CEE real estate investment volume rises 20% in 2015

by Ákos Budai
Investment into Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (excluding Russia) for 2015 reached a historic high level at over €9.6 billion, representing a 20% increase year on year. Czech Republic and Poland put in a particularly strong performance, recording investment volumes of EUR 2.7 billion and EUR4 billion respectively.
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06
Jan
2016

CTP acquires Hungarian portfolio

by Ákos Budai
International investor and developer, CTP, has successfully concluded the purchase of a portfolio of industrial real estate in Hungary. With this acquisition, CTP further increases its footprint in Central Europe, with a TRA exceeding 3,250,000 sqm as of January 2016.
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03
Nov
2015

Immofinanz sells logistics portfolio to Blackstone

by Ákos Budai
Immofinanz has signed a contract with Blackstone for the sale of its entire logistics portfolio. The transaction covers all 36 logistics standing investments with approx. one million sqm of rentable space, which are located for the most part in Germany (24 properties) as well as in Hungary (5), Romania (3), Poland (2), Slovakia (1) and Russia (1). Blackstone will also purchase three development projects with approx. 65,000 sqm currently under construction in Hamburg (DE), Bucharest and Ploiesti (RO), which will be completed by Immofinanz, as well as land reserves. Blackstone will integrate all the assets into Logicor, its European logistics platform.
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28
Oct
2015

Global CRE investment records strongest first half since 2007

by Ákos Budai
Global commercial real estate (CRE) investment reached US$407 billion in H1 2015, the strongest first half to a year since 2007, and up 14 per cent year-over-year, according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE Group, Inc.
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