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27
Jul
2017

European investment booms in Q2 2017

by Ákos Budai
Total real estate investment in Europe reached €74 billion in Q2 2017, representing a 25% increase on the same period last year, according to CBRE. Central Europe as a region proves to be more attractive to international investors than last year with Hungary accounting 15% of the overall investment volume.
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21
Jul
2017

Return of CEE emigrants can boost local property markets

by Ákos Budai
7 million citizens of the CEE-6 countries reside in Western Europe and the return of even a relatively small portion of these would boost regional GDP, stimulating the development of real estate markets, says Colliers International in its latest research report "Labour Force Boomerang"
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11
Jul
2017

Investors go for retail portfolios in Poland

by Ákos Budai
According to Savills, the total volume of commercial property investment transactions concluded Q2 2017 in Poland exceeded €1 billion. Investor activity is high, driven mainly by portfolio transactions. 
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06
Jul
2017

Where will new money come from to the region?

by Ákos Budai
On 19 September 2017 the fifth edition of CEE Property Forum, 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 & Eastern Europe to analyse the potential of the regional real estate market from a global perspective. 70 speakers and more than 400 visitors will come together in Vienna, creating a unique networking opportunity. 
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22
Jun
2017

What’s next for Budapest’s retail market?

by Ákos Budai
The residential and office markets have received the lion's share of attention in Budapest recently, but the retail market is also gaining more interest from both tenants and investors. Tourism is booming, domestic purchasing power is growing and the only thing that can hinder growth is the lack of available space and new developments on the market.
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14
Jun
2017

Warsaw to capture a share of post-Brexit business

by Ákos Budai
Savills has listed the trends dominating Warsaw’s office market. The most important observation is the creation of a new group of tenants – co-working space operators, which generate an increasing share of demand. Also, as a result of Brexit, up to 4,000 new jobs can be created in Warsaw and the falling unemployment rate will increase the importance of office space in attracting best talents.
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07
Jun
2017

Investors focus on Hungary and Czech Republic

by Ákos Budai
Occupier and investment sentiment continues to be positive across Central and Eastern Europe according to the RICS Commercial Property Monitor for Q1 2017. Similarly to last quarter, Hungary remains the most upbeat market globally with the Czech Republic also performing remarkably well. The picture is slightly more mixed in Croatia and Romania, still, near term momentum remains positive in the two markets.
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02
Jun
2017

Slovakia deserves more attention from investors

by Ákos Budai
Central Europe’s smallest capital has attracted a lot of interest from investors in 2016 with more and more major players keeping their eyes on Bratislava in 2017. Nearly 20 speakers and more than 100 guests came together in the Slovak capital at the first ever Bratislava Property Summit, organised by Property Forum in cooperation with RICS.
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31
May
2017

Prague office developers value metro access

by Ákos Budai
Some 75% of modern office stock in Prague is located within a 10-minute walk from a metro station, making the underground network a crucial feature of successful office projects in the Czech capital, according to Prague Office Metro Map,  the latest research from Colliers International.
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31
May
2017

Investment flows into CEE grow by 70% in Q1 2017

by Ákos Budai
Investment flows into the CEE region rose 70% year-on-year in Q1 2017. The level of €2.8 billion is some €0.5 billion higher than the preliminary estimate of €2.3 billion Colliers International published at the beginning of April. Money invested into the Czech Republic  (56% share) and Hungary (19% share) contributed particularly to the significant jump. Looking within the numbers, the retail sector accounted for nearly half (47%) of the flows, leaving the office sector trailing with a 21% share. Of interest and also a sign of buoyant economic growth, the fastest growth was seen in the hotel sector with a portfolio transaction contributing to the €415mn total (a 15% share). 
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  • CPI Property Group has relocated its headquarters to the Warsaw Financial Centre. The legal, technical, marketing and PR teams will take up close to 800 sqm of office space.
  • German medical furniture manufacturer Stiegelmeyer has leased 3,600 sqm of warehouse space in GLP Toruń, which will be used as the company’s European distribution hub.
  • The women's underwear manufacturer Agio Milano has decided to rent 800 sqm of warehouse space in a private investment located near Ożarów Mazowiecki near Warsaw. AXI IMMO was responsible for negotiations on behalf of the tenant.

New appointments

  • The Board of 7R has appointed Katarzyna Dorocińska to the position of Head of Marketing and Communications. Katarzyna's main responsibilities will include the creation and implementation of a new marketing and communication strategy for the 7R brand.
  • Bartłomiej Krzyżak, formerly Director in the Investment Department, has been promoted to Senior Director at Avison Young. Bartłomiej has been at Avison Young from the very beginning of the company’s entry into the Polish market. He has 12 years of professional experience gained also in CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Savills.
  • Roman Babic has joined CBRE's Zagreb corporate office as Property Manager within the Property Management department.


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