Immofinanz generated strong growth in the results of operations and net profit during the first half-year. The expansion of the portfolio through acquisitions in Bucharest and Italy during recent months will be continued. The acquisition and development project pipeline has a volume of more than €1 billion.
The Czech Republic once again ranks high in the rating of the 47 best manufacturing destinations. Thanks to a good score in all criteria such as operating costs, labour, political and economic risk and the ability to bounce back after the coronavirus crisis, the country came fifth globally and first in Europe. Since 2016 when the Czech Republic was included in Cushman & Wakefield’s Manufacturing Risk Index for the first time, it has been ranked among the best manufacturing destinations on a regular basis.
For GTC, the first half of the year was marked with the change in its financing structure and move from individual secured bank loans for particular projects to predominantly unsecured bond funding. The company published its results for H1 2021.
CTP announced its results for the first half-year of 2021. CTP reports strong half-year results and is well on track to further accelerate its development, raising its GLA growth target to beyond 7.7 million sqm by year-end 2021, up from 7.5 million sqm as guidance at its IPO end of March 2021.
The growth potential of the Polish construction market will remain significant through 2026 on the back of the continuation of ambitious road and railway infrastructure projects, the required power transformation of the Polish economy and the steadily robust performance of the residential construction sector. A vast majority of projects underway or planned to implemented are located in the six most economically advanced regions, which jointly account for two-thirds of the construction market’s value.
According to Colliers, CEE markets continue to feel some impact on transactional activity with flow volumes down ca. 22% year-on-year. Poland captured more than half of all invested capital in the first half of the year. Colliers estimates for 2021 that year-end volumes will remain between €10-11 billion.
Total take-up on the Bratislava office market reached 37,000 sqm which represents a year-on-year increase of 19.5%. As the pandemic slowed down, retail leasing activity also returned and with it the surge in footfall and turnovers. Total quarterly industrial/logistics take-up recorded a strong 22% year-on-year growth, reaching 146,300 sqm. Cushman & Wakefield published its Q2 2021 industrial, office and retail market reports focused on the Slovak market.
Total commercial property investment volumes climbed to €426 million in the Czech Republic during the second quarter of 2021, according to Savills latest research. This represents a 42% increase compared to the same period last year and a 47% increase in investment activity compared to the previous quarter.
Almost 5 000 sqm of office space in Skyliner, Karimpol`s investment in Warsaw will be occupied by new tenants – DXC Technology and Luxoft. Both companies are operating in the field of IT services.
IT company Precisely has 1,000 sqm with 90 workspaces on the third floor of Cavatina Hall A in Bielsko-Biała. Knight Frank advised the tenant during the negotiations.
Brain Park, an office complex developed by Echo Investment will become the new headquarters of PepsiCo GBS Kraków. The tenant will occupy over 5,000 sqm and start operating in the new office in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Joanna Lewandowska joined 7R as Head of Construction and Design. She will manage a team of professionals involved in the design and architecture of warehouse and industrial buildings and will also supervise the work of project managers responsible for the execution of 7R investments both in Poland and internationally.
Katarzyna Chwalbińska-Kusek has joined Savills as Associate Director and ESG & Sustainability Lead in Poland. She has been actively promoting sustainable construction principles for 15 years.
Cushman & Wakefield Czech Republic has promoted Lukáš Netolický from the Office team to Partner. Lukáš is Head of Regional Cities CZ at Cushman & Wakefield, leading the firm’s Brno office. His main focus is on the development of its business activities, especially in the office segment.
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