The gross take-up in the Prague office market has increased by 41% in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2021. The volume of office construction also increased y-o-y by 47%. Leasing activity was driven by IT companies and the rent gap between newly completed and existing buildings continues to widen, says the office market report for Q2 2022 published by The Prague Research Forum.
The lowest vacancy was registered in North Buda with a 4.4% rate, whereas the highest rate remained in the Periphery submarket (31.4%). Net absorption has remained positive by the end of the second quarter, amounting to 33,720 sqm, Budapest Research Forum (BRF) reports.
In the first half of 2022, office take-up in Warsaw hit a record high of 479,400 sqm, representing a year-on-year increase of 94%. Savills forecasts that the growing undersupply of office space will drive rental growth going forward, further accelerated by shrinking availability and significant increases in construction costs and office property management fees.
Colliers has taken over the management of two office buildings owned by Stena Fastigheter – phase I of Centrum Południe in Wrocław and phase III of High5ive in Kraków. Following Spark B in Warsaw, these are further investments belonging to one of Sweden's largest private real estate companies to be managed by Colliers.
Skanska has completed the superstructure of the Port7 project in Prague which will offer more than 35,800 sqm of office and retail space. After 16 months, construction of the building reached the top floor deploying 31,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,100 tons of steel reinforcement.
The structure of Wing's Liberty office building has been completed on schedule, bringing the project one step closer to completion in 2023. Located on Könyves Kálmán körút in District 9, the multifunctional office building will host a dual-branded ibis-Tribe hotel after its completion.
GTC Bulgaria is welcoming a new tenant on board – fast-growing software company Gtmhub, which will lease 1,700 sqm in Advance Business Centre I. Moreover, one of GTC’s anchor tenants extended the lease in Mall of Sofia Tower for another five years.
Occupier activity in the Warsaw office market remained relatively strong throughout the second quarter of 2022, while office availability continued to decrease further, pointing to a continued downward trend in vacancy rates, reveals Newmark Polska in its latest report.
Kraków's Nowe Czyżyny centre will be home to a new brand from the sports segment. The Newbridge leasing department has signed a lease agreement with 4F. In recent weeks, Monnari, Triumph and W.Kruk have also debuted in the facility, while Empik is preparing to open a store.
ROCKWOOL is expanding its office space in the Nowy Rynek D building, developed by Skanska in Poznań. In 2020, a competence centre was established on an area of 6,000 sqm. Now, the company has decided to lease additional 900 sqm.
Primark has opened the doors of its fourth shop in Poland for the first time in Katowice's Silesia City Center. The store occupies more than 3,600 sqm of retail space.
Tezenis brand has joined the tenants of Galeria Warmińska. This is the first showroom of this Italian brand in Olsztyn in Poland. The new boutique occupies an area of approximately 190 sqm.
Anna Trębicka will be responsible for the integration of all CBRE business lines in the Łódź region in Poland, as well as the development and proper functioning of the Łódź branch.
108 Agency announced the appointment of Petr Jílek as the new Head of Property Management for the Czech Republic.
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