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11
May
2017

Tenant representation - An ethical landmine?

by Ákos Budai
Tenant representation is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon on the office markets of Central Europe, which is without a doubt a sign of a healthy, growing and more educated market. Their activity, however, often raises ethical questions as it’s still often unclear who pays for their services. Conflict of interest in tenant representation has been one of the key topics of two regional events: the Property Forum - RICS Prague Property Summit 2017 and the latest RICS Hungary Tea & Talk in Budapest.
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05
May
2017

Technology will determine the future of offices

by Ákos Budai
JLL has launched a report exploring the impact of technology, data and digital disruption on work spaces and real estate investment strategies. The report focuses on the office sector over the next 15 years, looking at how occupiers, developers and investors will need to view real estate differently and adapt in order to enhance investment returns and create work spaces that are fit for purpose in a rapidly changing, highly-connected world.
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03
May
2017

CBRE publishes Budapest office and metro map

by Ákos Budai
The Váci Road office corridor, the central business district (CBD) and the inner quarters of Pest are the most significant office locations in Budapest. The Budapest office of CBRE has synchronized its office market database with the metro lines and stations to highlight the current status of the city’s office market.
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02
May
2017

Is Budapest ready to become a smart city?

by Ákos Budai
Smart buildings and smart infrastructure are essential parts of a liveable, sustainable, future-proof and truly smart city, something that population centres all over the world aspire to be. Things have started going in the right direction but the Hungarian capital still has a long way to go before it can establish itself as a smart city. The vision of Budapest as smart city, officially approved by the City Council, was presented at the latest Green Talk, organised by RICS and the Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC).
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26
Apr
2017

There’s no way to go up but up in CEE

by Ákos Budai
While Western European investment markets have peaked and investment volumes are going down, CEE markets are having a strong momentum with volumes going up. This growth is most visible in the Czech Republic which posted its strongest Q1 figures on record this year. Over 20 speakers and more than 100 visitors came together in the Czech capital for the first ever Prague Property Summit, organised by Property Forum and RICS, to analyse the potential of the market from a global perspective. 
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13
Apr
2017

All eyes on the Czech property market

by Ákos Budai
On 25th April 2017 the first edition of Prague Property Summit, organized by Property Forum in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will gather leading real estate professionals and top executives from Central and Eastern Europe to analyse the potential of the Czech real estate market from a global perspective. 25 speakers and more than 100 visitors will come together in Prague, creating a unique networking opportunity. 
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12
Apr
2017

€1.3 billion invested in Czech property in Q1 2017

by Ákos Budai
€1280 million was invested in commercial real estate in the Czech Republic in the first quarter of 2017. This is the largest ever amount of investment registered for a first quarter. The result is mainly attributed to three major transactions: the sale of the Letňany Shopping Centre the CBRE GI portfolio and the change of the Olympia Brno owner. The Czech National Bank’s exit from currency interventions should not slow the strong demand for commercial real estate down.  
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12
Apr
2017

Q1 2017: strong start for CEE investment markets

by Ákos Budai
2016’s record-breaking €12.2 billion investment in the real estate sector in the CEE region is likely to be surpassed in 2017 – this is according to CEE Real Estate Investment Compass 2017 published by Colliers International and CMS. The sources of investment flows into the CEE region are also expected to remain diverse in 2017, with Asian and CEE investors becoming increasingly active in the real estate market.
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06
Apr
2017

Developers will need to embrace huge changes in Romania

by Ákos Budai
Key players of the Romanian property market are highly optimistic about the future. They expect strong demand to last for several more years and major changes to happen in almost all segments of the market. 50 speakers and more than 200 visitors came together at SEE Property Forum 2017, co-organised by Property Forum and RICS, to analyse the potential of the Romanian real estate market from a global perspective. Here’s our second report from Bucharest.
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04
Apr
2017

Record high investment volume expected for Hungary in 2017

by Ákos Budai
In 2017, following its international assessment, CBRE has created a survey among real estate investors in Hungary asking them about their market expectations. At the CBRE Investment Breakfast investors turned out to be optimistic about the future. 43% of the respondents stated that the investment market might grow even by one-fifth from last year’s €1.5 billion and 23% stated that this year they might reach their highest turnover ever.
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Latest news


New leases

  • IT companies drEryk and Innergy have leased space from Cavatina Holding in the Tischnera Office building in Kraków and will take up a combined 1,200 sqm.
  • Pyroll, a Scandinavian paper and cardboard manufacturer has decided to prolong the lease of 13,000 sqm of warehousing space in Diamond Business Park Stryków for another 5 years. Diamond Business Park Stryków is owned by White Star Real Estate.
  • 108 Agency has mediated a lease renewal of 5,300 sqm for Czech company Country Life in Prologis Park Prague-Rudná.

New appointments

  • Karolina Furmańska has joined the Consulting & Research team of Cushman & Wakefield Poland as a Senior Residential Analyst with responsibility for advisory to PRS clients. Prior to joining C&W, she was a member of JLL’s Living Investment Team, which was responsible for transaction advisory comprising rental apartments, purpose-built student accommodation, co-living and other income-producing assets in the residential sector.
  • JLL Hungary has appointed Balázs Agócs as Workplace Strategy Director from April 2021. JLL will expand not only with another leadership position but also with the Workplace Solutions service line. In his new role, Balázs will help JLL's customers to make faster and more efficient workplace- and real estate strategy decisions. He will closely cooperate with the teams of Tenant Representation and Project & Development Services.
  • Razvan Botezatu has been named Operations Manager of Romanian real estate developer Nordis Group. He will oversee the development strategy of the company. He has 10 years' worth of experience in the corporate sector. The group develops luxury residential and hotel projects in Bucharest and regional cities.


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