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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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31
Mar
2017

Hungarian developers to face delays and lower profit margins

by Ákos Budai
The current forecast for total construction volumes in Hungary shows increases of 8% and 12% for 2017 and 2018, respectively. The barriers for the realization of the developments are the rise of construction costs and the lack of skilled labour force. CBRE expects that these issues raise risks of delivery delays and decrease of developers’ profit margins.
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29
Mar
2017

What do investors want in Romania?

by Ákos Budai
SEE Property Forum 2017, a real estate conference co-organised by Property Forum and RICS, has been held for the third time in Bucharest. 50 speakers and more than 200 visitors came together in the capital to analyse the potential of the Romanian real estate market from a global perspective.
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24
Mar
2017

Having green buildings is not an advantage anymore

by Ákos Budai
Obtaining a green certificate for modern office buildings has become a must in recent years. Still, developers, operators and tenants don’t fully realise what does a certification actually stand for and what kind of effect green solutions actually have on operating costs and productivity. The latest Green Talk, co-organised by RICS and HuGBC, focused on green buildings in Hungary. 
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20
Mar
2017

Four CEE cities among top EMEA investment destinations

by Ákos Budai
London has been ranked as the most attractive European city for real estate investment for the sixth consecutive year, according to CBRE’s annual Investor Intentions Survey being launched at MIPIM 2017. At 6th place Warsaw is the most attractive CEE city among investors. Prague placed 8th, with Budapest (10th) and Bucharest (14th) also making in the top 15. 
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15
Mar
2017

Budapest showcases its strengths at MIPIM

by Ákos Budai
Budapest was among the 50+ cities that showcased its strengths and potential to real estate professionals at MIPIM 2017 with an emphasis on new developments and investment opportunities. Two panel discussions were held during the first two days of the event, both of them moderated by Portfolio Property Forum, the media partner of the Budapest stand. Here are some takeaways from the first two days in Cannes. 
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15
Mar
2017

MIPIM: New trends in CEE investment

by Ákos Budai
Whilst 2017’s volumes from South Africa are not likely to match 2016’s records, the numbers from Asia could well match or exceed last year’s, given the large number of potential sources that capital can hail from in that vast, deep and liquid arena. Asian investors see CEE as a risky higher return diversification opportunity compared to Western Europe according to the report released at MIPIM from Colliers International.
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08
Mar
2017

Europe needs more energy efficient buildings

by Ákos Budai
Buildings account for over 40% of energy consumption in Europe, of which   around 75% are not energy efficient. This illustrates the importance of obtaining sustainable development certificates for both newly-developed and existing buildings. Their energy efficiency is assessed based on modeling and energy simulations. However, so far, there has not been any analysis regarding the actual energy consumption of a building: what is the impact of the implementation of innovative systems, appropriate management, specifications and the expected level of the users’ comfort on the building energy performance? These issues have been thoroughly addressed in the first study in Europe, conducted by Skanska, Go4Energy and Cushman & Wakefield, which analyses office buildings in Poland.
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Latest news


New leases

  • Grupa Azoty, a producer of fertilizer and chemical components has extended its lease in the Warsaw Trade Tower. The company occupies 1,160 sqm in the skyscraper, which is owned by Globalworth.
  • 108 Agency Slovakia has mediated the lease of 720 sqm for its client Mercurtrade in Beta – Car Park Pezinok.
  • Kontri Sp. z o.o., an e-commerce company has decided to lease a 2,800 sqm warehouse and office space in a private distribution centre near Białystok in Poland, owned by the Dutch investor Duif Real Estate Sp. z o.o. AXI IMMO was responsible for comprehensive tenant service.

New appointments

  • At the beginning of July, Aleksandra Gawrońska will take up the position of Head of Residential Research at international advisory company JLL. Aleksandra has ten years’ experience in the areas of consulting and complex real estate analysis. Before joining REAS (now part of JLL) in 2018, she worked at Colliers International, where she was responsible for publications, reports and analyses of the office market in Poland.
  • JLL in the Czech Republic announced the appointment of Steffen Walvius as Head of Sustainability Services and ESG. In his new role at JLL, Steffen Walvius will help clients with building on their own sustainability performance. JLL will thus offer this service as the first provider on the Czech real estate market.
  • Gabriella Sasvári has been promoted to Managing Partner of Horizon Development's Board of Directors in Hungary. As Development Director, she also dedicates her time to important property development projects including Promenade Gardens, Szervita Square Building and ParkSide Offices.


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