The total value of 230 office, retail, warehouse and hotel projects, both ongoing and planned, which are conducted by top 30 property developers is estimated at nearly €10 billion, according to the latest report by research company Spectis.
Leasing volume on the Warsaw office market hit 688,500 sqm in the first three quarters of 2019, of which nearly 65% was transacted under expansions and new deals. Cushman & Wakefield presented an overview of the Warsaw office market after Q3 2019.
Adventum International, a Malta-based boutique investment fund manager, has acquired the 10,000 sqm office building Renaissance Plaza in the most dynamically growing area of the Polish capital from REInvest Asset Management, a Luxembourg-based asset and fund manager. The 7-storey, Class B+ office building is fully leased to Orange Polska S.A.
New office space for lease is being absorbed very quickly in Tricity. In the first half of 2019, the region’s net absorption of 16,300 sqm nearly matched new supply (17,400 sqm). Approximately 50,000 sqm of new office space is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019.
Gross take-up in the third quarter of 2019 amounted to 85,200 sqm on the Prague office market, representing a 17% decrease on the previous quarter. The Prague Research Forum announced the office market figures for Q3 2019.
The third quarter on the Warsaw office market saw record-breaking demand and closed with an impressive 284,000 sqm. This means that nearly 690,000 sqm has been leased since the beginning of the year. At the same time, the vacancy rate is gradually decreasing with companies increasingly choosing pre-let contracts.JLL summarised the Warsaw office market at the end of Q3 2019.
ExxonMobil’s Global Business Services Center has signed a lease, agreeing to occupy GTC’s entire Pillar office building, which is currently under construction and due for delivery early Q1 2022. This is the largest deal in an office building that is already under construction in the history of Hungarian office transactions. CBRE represented ExxonMobil in this record-breaking transaction.
In Q3 2019, 66,000 sqm of new modern office buildings were handed over in Bucharest and there are big chances to break the 300,000 sqm threshold by the end of the year, according to Colliers International. The higher vacancy and infrastructure discrepancies will likely support a more thorough segmentation of the market, with the gap between well-located buildings and those at the opposite spectrum likely to increase over the medium term.
ATAL SA – a Polish developer – selected Knight Frank as its exclusive agent to commercialize the Krakowska 35 office property in Wrocław. The consultancy will also manage the property. The edifice with a total area of ca. 14,000 sqm will be handed over for use in Q1 2021.
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