Office real estate in Poland, as in the entire CEE region, is trying to forge a new identity for itself in the new times of hybrid work and lower demand. Participants in the panel on the future of offices at Future of Real Estate 2023 discussed how this process is taking place. The event was organised by Property Forum and RICS in Warsaw.
In the face of the housing crisis, the possibility of repurposing existing commercial buildings for residential use is receiving increasing attention. The question is: Can this approach provide a solution to the housing shortage in appropriate locations, and can it be profitable for developers? According to experts at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), changing trends in the office, retail, and hotel markets are making commercial adaptive reuse not just an option, but often a necessity.
According to Savills, about half (51%) of European investors plan to invest in co-living developments in the next three years, and, compared to 2022, co-living projects are where investor interest has grown the most. Market players, including Lithuania-based investor Baltic Asset Management, see big potential for projects of this type in the Czech market as well. The company’s CFO, Dalius Kaveckas, shared his insights with Property Forum.
Savills has presented a preliminary summary of 2023 and predicted key trends going forward. The commercial property market in Poland is expected to see a rebound in investor, developer and tenant activity in the near future against the backdrop of continued global uncertainty and the climate crisis.
Savills Investment Management announced its global outlook for real estate investment markets in 2024, highlighting several key sectors it believes offer rewarding opportunities for informed investors.
Over the past year, many residential markets in CEE that have historically depended on credit buyers, have experienced a significant slowdown. This is not the case with Serbia’s residential market which has been dominated by cash buyers. At the same time, the local commercial real estate market also remains attractive to foreign investors, especially for the development of logistics and industrial facilities. These are just some of the conclusions of last week‘s Balkans Property Forum 2023, organised in Belgrade by Property Forum.
CPI Property Group executed €731 million of disposals during the first three quarters of 2023. During the period, the Group has also signed multiple secured bank loans and continued to raise senior unsecured debt, contributing to a total of almost €1.2 billion in new external financing year to date.
Technology is capable of extending offices’ lifespans and reducing the necessity for extensive renovations. However, due to economic and geopolitical events, investors are more restrained, Colliers reports.
iO Partners Serbia concluded its first office deal when Office Me, a coworking space, leased 1,100 sqm of office space in the Artklasa building in Belgrade.
With the support of Coreside Savills, video game development company Nordeus has decided to renew its lease for 6,100 square meters of office space within Green Heart Business Park, located in Belgrade.
Natura Bakery will lease almost 200 sqm of space on the ground floor of Poznan's Nowy Rynek E office building, developed by Skanska. The premises are scheduled to open in spring 2024.
As of December 2023, Dorota Lachowska has joined the market research team at Knight Frank Poland as director of the department.
MLP Group is strengthening its sales team in Poland with the appointment of Przemysław Fijałkowski as Leasing Manager responsible for the lease of space in projects located in southern Poland.
Axi Immo is developing its Capital Markets Department. As of November 2023, Jakub Grabara was appointed as Associate Director in the Capital Markets Department. He will be responsible for transactional services, i.e., acquiring, purchasing, and selling commercial real estate.
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