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08
Mar
2017

Ikea sells 25 European retail parks for €900 million

by Ákos Budai
Pradera, a retail property fund and asset manager, has announced the first closing of the Pradera European Retail Parks SCSp, a Luxembourg fund. In a €900 million transaction agreed with IKEA Centres, the Fund has signed a contract to acquire 25 prime retail parks next to IKEA stores in eight European countries, including Poland and the Czech Republic.
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08
Mar
2017

Commerz Real acquires historical bank building in Prague

by Ákos Budai
Commerz Real, a subsidiary of Commerzbank, has purchased a historical office building, " Na příkopě 33" in the centre of Prague for its open-ended real estate fund HausInvest. The seller is Komerční banka, a subsidiary of Société Générale. The transaction price has not been disclosed.
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08
Mar
2017

REICO plans to enter Poland and Hungary

by Ákos Budai
ČS Real Estate fund, the largest and oldest Czech open-ended property fund, managed by REICO, has announced its intention to expand its acquisition programme to Poland and Hungary. 
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07
Mar
2017

Rubik Ventures sells Budapest office building

by Ákos Budai
Luxembourg-based Rubik Ventures has sold an office building in the 11th district of Budapest to Videoton Group. The property, located on Bocskay Road, has 5,000 sqm of GLA and is fully leased to Colas Hungaria Zrt. 
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07
Mar
2017

IRE buys Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow for €70 million

by Ákos Budai
Invesco Real Estate (IRE), a global real estate investment manager, has acquired the 232-room Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow for €70 million on behalf of one of its UK pension fund separate account clients. The seller was hotel investor Algonquin.
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03
Mar
2017

US-controlled fund to acquire Polish office and retail portfolio

by Ákos Budai
The Octava FIZAN fund is in the process of acquiring a portfolio of 11 office and retail assets in Poland, including Onyx in Kraków and Centrum Krakowska 61, Renaissance Tower and Eureka Park in Warsaw, from two BPH FIZ funds. Savills is advising the buyer on the transaction, which is expected to be finalized by the end of H1 2017. The parties did not reveal the value of the acquired assets, but the estimated value significantly exceeds €100 million.
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02
Mar
2017

Atenor sells Budapest building to Hungarian fund

by Ákos Budai
Atenor announced the sale of the third building of its Váci Greens campus in Budapest to Hungarian real-estate fund OTP Prime Ingatlanbefektetesi Alap. Building B contains 25,300 sqm of office space and 399 basement parking spaces. The structure was completed in March 2016 and is currently 65% leased. 
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23
Feb
2017

Globalworth buys Romanian warehouse for €42.5 million

by Ákos Budai
Globalworth purchased a logistics project located near Pitesti, Romania, rented by Dacia from ELGAN, a company owned by businessman Simon Roth, for €42.5 million. Colliers International advised the seller.
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17
Feb
2017

Peakside Capital buys Prague office building

by Ákos Budai
Peakside Capital has completed the acquisition of Argo Alpha, a Prague office building comprising 12,600 sqm of GLA. The transaction price has not been disclosed. 
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14
Feb
2017

CBRE GI sells office portfolio in Warsaw

by Ákos Budai
CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of the Property Fund Central Eastern Europe (PFCEE), has sold two office building in Warsaw, Poland, Trinity Office Park and Prosta Office Centre.
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New leases

  • Tech start-up A4BEE has leased 600 sqm of office space in Wojdyła Business Park in Wrocław. Cushman & Wakefield advised the owner for this transaction.
  • Colliers branch in Katowice has changed its address. Since September the office is located in the .KTW I building on Roździeńskiego Avenue 1a. Colliers has taken the space on the first floor of the building.
  • Meat2Eat has leased 400 sqm for a new restaurant that it opened on the ground floor of One Tower office building in Bucharest. The transaction was brokered by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. The building is owned by Romanian developer One United Properties.

New appointments

  • Łukasz Czajkowski joins the team of JLL Poland as Business Services Lead in Tenant Representation Department. He will be responsible for enhancing relations with the BSS sector.
  • Craig Maguire has been appointed Head of Pan-European Logistics for BNP Paribas Real Estate. He will head up the European coordination of the Logistics business (Investment and Rentals/Sales), alongside the local teams of BNP Paribas Real Estate.
  • Victor Cosconel is the new Head of Industrial & Business Development at real estate consultancy Colliers Romania. He has more than 20 years’ worth of experience in sales, business development and general management. Before joining Colliers, he was CEO of Sodexo Bulgaria.


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