Trei Real Estate GmbH, a developer and property asset holder for residential and retail real estate, just launched the sales drive for ownership apartments in the Polish city of Łódź. The project represents Trei’s second residential development in Poland. The initial total of 104 apartments offered for sale will be built during the first construction stage. Trei entered the Polish residential real estate market in summer 2019 with a first project in Wroclaw.
Cordia International is continuing its international expansion. Following Romania, Poland and Spain, the developer is entering the German rental housing market through the acquisition of a 20.6% stake in ARGO Properties N.V. for €34.4 million.
Co-living has become a buzzword on the real estate market, but sharing living space, interests and values can benefit not only young people, corporate professionals or students. Cushman & Wakefield’s latest insight report “Co-living – a new era for the real estate investment market in Poland” explores senior housing. Forecasts by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) indicate that by 2050 the number of Polish people aged 60 and over will have risen by approximately 52%. Co-living therefore represents both an opportunity for retirees to enjoy a new lifestyle and a trend that has a strong growth potential.
This year Spanish-based developer Gran Via Real Estate will complete the development of the Timișoara 58 residential complex in Bucharest, at the site of the former Frigocom factory, at the crossroads of Timișoara Boulevard and Moinești Street.
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.
Property Forum is a leading event hub in the CEE real estate industry with nearly 10 years of experience. We organise conferences, business breakfasts and workshops focused on real estate, in London, Vienna, Milan, Germany, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and Prague.