Total demand on the Budapest office market reached 163,390 sqm in Q2 2019, representing an almost equal amount of take-up compared to the same period of last year. New leases accounted for 42.7% of the total leasing activity, according to BRF’s latest figures.
Gross take-up on Prague’s office market in Q2 2019 amounted to 100,600 sqm, representing a 9% decrease on the previous quarter The Prague Research Forum announced the office market figures for the second quarter of 2019.
Colliers International Romania has been assigned to provide property management services for the office complex The Office in Cluj-Napoca, owned by Dedeman, the DIY store chain who marked their entrance on the real estate market in 2018 by acquiring The Bridge offices in Bucharest. Thus, the total portfolio managed by Colliers reaches almost 500,000 sqm: 210,000 sqm are located outside Bucharest, out of which over 100,000 sqm represent offices only.
Parties to the largest lease transaction in the history of the Polish office sector included Golub GetHouse and Mennica Polska SA, investors in the Warsaw-based Mennica Legacy Tower and mBank, which ultimately leased 45,600 sqm of the investment. The building has been fully commercialised a few months before the completion of construction works.
Around 77% of Bucharest’s modern office space is within 10 minutes’ walking distance from a metro station, according to the latest data from Colliers International. The interest in office developments is still focused on northern and western locations, as the largest office deliveries by the end of 2020 will be near Aurel Vlaicu (73,200 sqm) and Politehnica (58,400 sqm) metro stations.
Colliers International Romania has been assigned to provide property management services for Business Garden Bucharest, the newest office complex developed by Vastint Romania, in the Orhideea area in Bucharest. As a result, Colliers reaches a managed portfolio of over 400,000 sqm and strengthens its property management activity for offices in the Capital’s Center-West area.
The second quarter of 2019 reconfirmed the increased interest for office space in Romania. Over 115,000 square meters of office space was leased over this period at the national level, a value similar to that registered in the second quarter of 2018.
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