AFI Europe Romania plans to expand the AFI Cotroceni mixed-use project in Bucharest with new retail, office, residential and hotel components. According to Ziarul Financiar estimates, the expansion would see the project’s total value increase from €700 million to €1-1.2 billion.
Spanish-based developer, Gran Via Real Estate has invested more than €200 million in Romania in the last 15 years and completed about 1,800 apartments until the end of 2019. The company has specialized in the conversion of former industrial lots into residential projects, communities where thousands of families have started a new life.
Developers operating on the six largest Polish cities sold a total of 17,600 units in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is 9% more than in the previous quarter. This increased annual sales to 65,400 units, which is nearly 1% better than last year. It was also the second-best result in the history of the primary housing market in Poland, according to JLL’s report.
Sales numbers for new housing units in Warsaw in the first three quarters of 2019 amounted to 17,500, which was an increase of 7% y-o-y. In 7 out of 18 districts in the capital, the average prices of units on offer exceeded €2,500 (PLN 11,000) per sqm, according to JLL.
Similarly to 2017, the Airbnb activity in Budapest showed strong growth (25% y-o-y) in overnight stay in 2018 as well, exceeding 1.8 million. This figure reached 70% increase by the end of last year since 2016, says the latest Budapest city report on Airbnb released by Colliers International and Hotelschool The Hague.
Sales of new apartments measured jointly for the six largest markets in Poland increased by 6% q-o-q, according to JLL. The late boom in Poznań and Łódź means records may be broken by the close of the year.
NEPI Rockcastle plans to develop residential projects around the shopping centres it owns in Romania. The company will develop apartment buildings in five cities: Brașov, Bucharest (around Mega Mall and Vulcan), Râmnicu Vâlcea, Satu Mare, and Timișoara.
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