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.
Corporate real estate (CRE) investment within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) increased in Q3 by 14%, to a record €2.297 billion, with total yearly volume up 6% according to the most recent report on CEE property investment from CBRE.
IMMOFINANZ, one of the principal real estate investors in Romania and the leading office building owner in Bucharest, announces several new partnerships and extensions of agreements with tenants in the local office sector, accounting for a total of over 21,000 sqm. The company has prolonged and extended existing contracts for over 19,000 sqm and has attracted new tenants for about 2,400 sqm in five of its class A office properties in Bucharest.
The European industrial and logistics market experienced record levels of investment in Q2 2015 with the total volume reaching €6.1 billion, reports the latest analysis of CBRE. Investors are concentrating their capital on north Western Europe, and particular favour lies with the UK market which accounted for 40% of the total volume. Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Spain also reported strong quarterly figures.
Leading global private investment firm Texas Pacific Group (TPG) has acquired a major part of Hungary’s most successful real estate developer TriGranit. The transaction affects the entire Polish and Slovakian portfolio of TriGranit, as well as some of its Hungarian and Croatian projects and TriGranit Platform. By ensuring additional funding TPG intends to create the largest real estate investment, development and management corporation of the region. Budapest’s West End City Centre and other TriGranit projects remain unaffected. The remaining part of the company will continue to exist and operate under the name Gránit Management.
Investment into the commercial real estate (CRE) market totalled nearly €56 billion in the second quarter of 2015, up 15% on Q2 2014, according to the latest figures from global real estate advisor CBRE. Although the rate of year-on-year growth in investment activity has slowed slightly compared with Q1, it is still the highest Q2 total since 2007. Commercial real estate investment in Central and Eastern Europe slowed in H1 2015 due to a lack of available prime stock and the impact of rent contraction in Warsaw’s office market, the region’s most liquid market.
Cushman & Wakefield Echinox moves its headquarters to the office building developed by businessman and former tennis player Ion Tiriac near Piata Victoriei in Bucharest. The company rented here a space between 300 and 500 sqm.
CBRE Romania will move from this summer to a new headquarters. The company rented almost one floor of One Tower, which has 1,400 sqm.
Furniture retailer Mobexpert leased 2,000 sqm of warehouses and offices in Constanța Business Park, developed by Global Vision and Globalworth. Following recent transactions, Constanța Business Park has reached an occupancy rate of 70%.
JLL Romania consolidates its industrial team by recruiting Ciprian Sîrbu in order to provide Supply Chain services on the local market. Ciprian Sîrbu has over 10 years of experience in logistics, e-commerce, and industrial supply chain, completed by 7 years in which he worked in the IT field. His role within JLL is to provide advice to customers in streamlining the supply chain like the need for such services increases.
Simona Costache has joined Romanian developer One United Properties as Executive Director, Residential Sales. With 15 years of experience in real estate, Simona has been involved in sales, rental and facility management for residential developers in Bucharest.
Penta Investments has appointed three new Partners. Fabrice Dumontheil, Václav Jirků and Marián Slivovič have become co-owners and leaders of Penta. Fabrice Dumontheil has been with Penta since 2012. He is the CFO of the entire group, responsible for the strategic financial management of Penta group as well as for group IT strategy. Václav Jirků will be responsible for managing the healthcare investment portfolio as well as the international network of Dr.Max pharmacies. Marián Slivovič will primarily cover Penta's investments in banking and Slovalco, as well as in media projects in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Property Forum is a leading event hub in the CEE real estate industry with nearly 10 years of experience. We organise conferences, business breakfasts and workshops focused on real estate, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava and Prague, amongst other locations.