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07
Jul
2016

GTC buys two office buildings in Poland

by Ákos Budai
GTC has announced the acquisition of Neptun Office Center and Sterlinga Business Center, located in Gdańsk and Łódź respectively. These two Class A office buildings, featuring modern design and a total GLA of 30,000 sqm and 364 parking places, will enrich the Group’s Polish investment portfolio.
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07
Jul
2016

CTP expands portfolio in Hungary

by Ákos Budai
CTP has recently signed an agreement to purchase two logistics sites with a combined floor space of 66,000 square meters from Raiffeisen Group member DAV Property Kft. The new properties acquired using a loan from Raiffeisen Bank Zrt. have increased the total floor space of CTP’s warehouse facilities in Üllő to 100,000 square meters and that of its total Hungarian industrial property portfolio to 135,000 square meters. 
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30
Jun
2016

What does Brexit mean for CEE property markets?

by Ákos Budai
Last Thursday the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union which has triggered panic on financial markets. Players of the property market are also in shock all over Europe, eager to find out what Brexit means for the future of their investments. 
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29
Jun
2016

Warburg-HIH Invest finalises Warsaw investment deal

by Ákos Budai
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (Warburg-HIH Invest) has finalised the Sales & Purchase Agreement for the office property Prime Corporate Center in the city centre of Warsaw. The transaction, which took the form of an asset deal, was carried out as a club deal for four separate accounts of German institutional investors. The property has been sold by the Warsaw-based developer Golub GetHouse. The buyer was represented in this transaction by Cushman & Wakefield.
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29
Jun
2016

NEPI invests in Romania and Serbia

by Ákos Budai
New Europe Property Investments (NEPI) has closed several transactions in Southeastern Europe. The Group has concluded an agreement to acquire a shopping centre in Sibiu, Romania, a minority interest in Mega Mall Bucharest, Romania and a land plot in Novi Sad, Serbia.
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23
Jun
2016

Romania needs more international investors

by Ákos Budai
Last year has proven to be a turning point for the Romanian investment market. An increased number and more diverse group of investors started looking at individual assets and portfolios, resulting in the largest number of transactions since the beginning of the crisis. Will this upward trend continue into 2016 and 2017? We report from SEE Property Forum 2016, a conference co-organised by Portfolio Conferences and RICS, where the biggest players of the Romanian investment market came together to talk about the future. 
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22
Jun
2016

Invesco Real Estate sells office building in Warsaw

by Ákos Budai
Invesco Real Estate (IRE) has announced the sale of Zaulek Piekna office building on behalf of one of its separate account clients in Germany to GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH.
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22
Jun
2016

Diófa Fund Management invests in retail

by Ákos Budai
Diófa Fund Management has announced the purchase of Europark shopping centre in Budapest from Unibail Rodamco. The acquisition is a result of a one year long and constructive cooperation between the parties and was entirely funded by own capital. Due to new investment fund restrictions it is highly possible that this was the first and last shared deal on the market.  
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22
Jun
2016

HB Reavis and HB Reavis CE REIF sell large logistics portfolio

by Ákos Budai
HB Reavis Group and HB Reavis CE REIF fund have jointly sold for €79 million a 132,000 sqm portfolio of logistics centres in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, part of the Macquarie Group, one of the largest global investment banking and diversified financial services groups in the world. The fully-occupied portfolio consists of 2 assets owned by HB Reavis Group and 2 assets held by HBR CE REIF.
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22
Jun
2016

OTP REIT acquires 35,000 sqm logistics property in Hungary

by Ákos Budai
Within two months OTP Real Estate Investment Fund has already added the second logistics property to its portfolio. The 35,000 sqm warehouse complex is located in South-Pest, within the Gyál Business Park, near the M5 motorway and several multinational companies. The transaction is part of OTP Real Estate Investment Fund Management’s ongoing portfolio development, therefore further transactions can be expected in 2016.
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Latest news


New leases

  • IT companies drEryk and Innergy have leased space from Cavatina Holding in the Tischnera Office building in Kraków and will take up a combined 1,200 sqm.
  • Pyroll, a Scandinavian paper and cardboard manufacturer has decided to prolong the lease of 13,000 sqm of warehousing space in Diamond Business Park Stryków for another 5 years. Diamond Business Park Stryków is owned by White Star Real Estate.
  • 108 Agency has mediated a lease renewal of 5,300 sqm for Czech company Country Life in Prologis Park Prague-Rudná.

New appointments

  • Karolina Furmańska has joined the Consulting & Research team of Cushman & Wakefield Poland as a Senior Residential Analyst with responsibility for advisory to PRS clients. Prior to joining C&W, she was a member of JLL’s Living Investment Team, which was responsible for transaction advisory comprising rental apartments, purpose-built student accommodation, co-living and other income-producing assets in the residential sector.
  • JLL Hungary has appointed Balázs Agócs as Workplace Strategy Director from April 2021. JLL will expand not only with another leadership position but also with the Workplace Solutions service line. In his new role, Balázs will help JLL's customers to make faster and more efficient workplace- and real estate strategy decisions. He will closely cooperate with the teams of Tenant Representation and Project & Development Services.
  • Razvan Botezatu has been named Operations Manager of Romanian real estate developer Nordis Group. He will oversee the development strategy of the company. He has 10 years' worth of experience in the corporate sector. The group develops luxury residential and hotel projects in Bucharest and regional cities.


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