Lease transactions in the Bratislava office market in the fourth quarter of 2022 reached a total area of 54,532 sqm, which represents around a 41% increase in leasing activity compared to the previous quarter, the Bratislava Research Forum reports.
The Roztyly Plaza office building in Prague 11 has progressed to the above-ground construction phase. Completion is planned for 2024, yet more than half of the offices are already leased, developer Passerinvest announced.
A 44% higher demand for offices in Prague was recorded year-on-year in Q4 2022. Renegotiations accounted for 58%, the remaining transactions included new leases, expansions, and subleases. By 2025, an additional 400,000 sqm of new office space, currently in different stages of preparation, is due to come online in Prague, says JLL.
New demand in Bucharest's office market (new leases, pre-leases and relocations from non-competitive stock) had a share of 57% or 185,000 sqm of the total office take-up in 2022. Demand itself was up 10% year-on-year, according to a study by real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
The Warsaw office market saw a shrinking volume of space under construction and increasing pressure on rents in 2022. However, according to the latest report by Cushman & Wakefield, the capital's market could see a significant tenant recovery as contracts signed in the record period of 2018-2019 come up for renewal.
The office vacancy rate in Budapest increased to 11.3%, representing a 0.3 pps increase quarter-on-quarter and a 2.1 pps increase year-on-year. Net absorption has remained positive by the end of the fourth quarter, amounting to 53,480 sqm and reaching 158,510 sqm year-to-date, the Budapest Research Forum (BRF) reports.
Face2Face Business Campus, an office complex in Katowice with a combined area of close to 50,000 sqm, has a new property manager. Its owner, a joint venture of the Czech fund INVESTIKA realitní fond and Luxembourg-based private equity investor Bud Holdings, has instructed Savills to provide property management for the complex.
According to a report published by Newmark Polska, in 2022 Poland’s regional city markets overtook Warsaw in terms of total modern office stock. Their overall vacancy rate held firm amid moderate development activity.
Industrial developer CTP has leased 2,800 sqm to the food supplements manufacturer Sun Wave Pharma in the industrial park CTPark Bucharest South, located in southern Bucharest.
INATECH Packaging, the protective packaging and insulating materials supplier, has leased 2,300 sqm of office and warehouse spaces in CTPark Oradea Cargo Terminal.
SIDE GRUP, the Romanian distributor of cleaning and hygiene, has leased 1,500 sqm in CTPark Oradea Cargo Terminal. The deal was brokered by real estate consultancy JLL.
M Core appoints Magdalena Kowalewska as the new Chief Operating Officer at LCP Properties, Poland. This comes at the same time that Krystian Modrzejewski has accepted a post as the Group Head of Expansion for Poland, where he will be responsible for realising the opportunity for land and asset acquisition in aid of portfolio growth. LCP Properties Poland is part of the M Core group, which brings together family-owned companies that invest in and manage real estate. It comprises LCP, Proudreed, Sheet Anchor, GIPAM and Evolve Estates.
Michał Kloch was appointed as Cost Management Lead, Poland in the Project & Development Services team of Cushman & Wakefield with effect from 1 March. In his role, he heads a team of quantity surveyors and is responsible for oversight of construction costs during all project delivery phases and for preparation of cost analyses and reports.
Two people have joined the REINA Company. Since February this year, Michał Baranowski acts as Business Development Manager and Joanna Turalska supports the work of the team as Leasing & Team Coordinator.
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