Despite a short-lasting downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polish construction industry will continue to exhibit significant potential for growth right up to 2025. Notably, the outlook for the civil engineering sector has improved compared with the previous projections. A vast majority of projects underway or planned to implemented are located in the six most economically advanced regions, which account for almost 65% of the construction market’s total value.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Poland was among the fastest-growing economies in the European Union. What’s it like now? In its latest report, Cushman & Wakefield brings an overview of the macroeconomic situation, looks at the impact of the pandemic on each real estate sector and presents economic growth forecasts for Poland.
Virtual Property Forum, Europe's first comprehensive online property conference was held last week. We summarised some key insights of the panel discussion about investment strategies for the post-lockdown world, moderated by Otis Spencer (P3).
Bucharest has been named one of the top 10 European Tech Cities of the Future for 2020/21, according to fDi and TNW. The Romanian capital ranks as #7 making the Central & Eastern European city with the highest score. Five other cities – Warsaw (#15), Sofia (#20), Prague (#22), Tallinn (#23) and Krakow (#24) have made it into the top 25.
72 speakers and several hundred attendees will be joining the next online event organised by Property Forum and RICS, Virtual Property Forum 2020. With three speeches and eleven panel discussions, this event will provide a comprehensive overview of the trends currently driving real estate markets in the CEE region and beyond.
In Q1 2020, S Immo’s rental income rose by around 10% in annual comparison to €31.1 million (Q1 2019: €28.4 million). The FFO I – a key figure for operating performance – advanced by 27.8% to €13.8 million (Q1 2019: €10.8 million). At the same time, the results on property valuation turned negative to reach minus €31.5 million in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (Q1 2019: plus €9.9 million). This corresponds to around 1.3% of the IFRS real estate assets. All in all, the company saw a loss for the period of €21.4 million as of 31 March 2020 (Q1 2019: profit for the period of €15.1m million).
Reduced output in March & May in the automotive sector could change the typical activity curve in 2020, with busier summer months ahead to make up for lost time. Colliers International has just launched its recent research piece in which e it discusses the importance of particular months for the manufacturing sector in the EMEA region as well as presents the outlook for the coming months.
In Q1 2020, Echo Investment commissioned four housing projects and two office buildings, sold 399 apartments and handed over 190 to clients, started the rental process in the second Resi4Rent building in Wrocław and secured the purchase of attractive plots of land on which 4,000 apartments can be built. During this time, the Group’s next profit exceeded PLN 40 million.
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