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News Apsys refinances Posnania for a total of €260 million
06
Jul
2017

Apsys refinances Posnania for a total of €260 million

by Ákos Budai
Apsys has secured the long-term refinancing of Posnania, its flagship project in Poznan, with Berlin Hyp AG, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Société Générale and Deutsche Postbank AG. This refinancing amounting to €260 million in total is one of the largest ever granted in commercial real estate in Central Europe. The project's initial financing during the development phase in 2014 already set a record in this area. 
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News Czech retail parks are in for a major change
30
Jun
2017

Czech retail parks are in for a major change

by Ákos Budai
There are currently 192 retail parks in the Czech Republic, moreover 66 retail parks, totalling approximately area of 300 000 sqm, are planned to be constructed. The existing parks account for more than 790 000 sqm of retail space, 752 000 sqm of which is occupied. Hence the vacancy rate stands at 4,8% and is lower than in the previous years. These are the findings of Cushman & Wakefield’s recent detailed market research. The survey results are summed up in a map that is just being released. The map includes all existing and planned retail parks in the Czech Republic. 
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News Traditional retailing is here to stay
12
Jun
2017

Traditional retailing is here to stay

by Ákos Budai
The rapid growth of e-commerce is unlikely to put an end to existence of physical stores. Both online and offline platforms will co-exist, becoming increasingly intertwined. However, in-store technology innovations will change shopper behaviours in shopping centres. These are the key findings revealed in the Retail Revolutions report by Savills.
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News EBRD invests in Polish food retailer
24
May
2017

EBRD invests in Polish food retailer

by Ákos Budai
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is participating in the acquisition of Żabka, one of Poland’s leading food retailers, with an equity investment of up to €25 million.
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News Extensions are driving retail developments
18
May
2017

Extensions are driving retail developments

by Ákos Budai
Extensions to established shopping centres will be a significant driver of new floor space across Europe in the next two years, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest European Shopping Centre Development Report. 4.5 million sqm is expected to be delivered in 2017 and 2.3 million sqm in 2018. One-quarter of that will be attributable to the extensions of the existing shopping centres. In the Czech Republic extensions will make as much as 80%. 
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News Construction to start on new Ljubljana mall
18
May
2017

Construction to start on new Ljubljana mall

by Ákos Budai
"The aggregate value of the investment involving several different investors is estimated at €150 million", said Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, which will manage and own the newest shopping centre in Slovenia. This will grow in Šiška, the most densely populated district of Ljubljana, by the autumn of 2019. The construction work is already starting in June 2017.
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News NEPI builds new malls in Romania and Serbia
18
May
2017

NEPI builds new malls in Romania and Serbia

by Ákos Budai
According to a summary of Q1 2017 results, NEPI made progress with planning and permitting for several developments and extensions, including those in Galati, Novi Sad and Ramnicu Valcea. Further to the receipt of certain approvals, Victoriei Office in Bucharest is expected to receive permitting for the internal fit-out during the next quarter, enabling tenants to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2017. Zoning and permitting for the Promenada Mall extension continue to experience delays. 
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News CPI keeps CBRE on as PM for Budapest malls
18
May
2017

CPI keeps CBRE on as PM for Budapest malls

by Ákos Budai
After acquiring the Campona and Pólus shopping centres in Budapest, CPI Property Group has again entrusted CBRE to manage its new properties. CBRE has also been selected as the exclusive leasing agency for the two malls.
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News C&W to manage CPI’s growing CEE retail portfolio
09
May
2017

C&W to manage CPI’s growing CEE retail portfolio

by Ákos Budai
Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by CPI Property Group to continue as a property manager of two major shopping centers and one multifunctional complex in Central and Eastern Europe which have been recently acquired from CBRE Global Investors.
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News What’s next for outlet centres in Poland?
27
Apr
2017

What’s next for outlet centres in Poland?

by Ákos Budai
14 outlet centres operating in Poland eye the increasing competition which will force numerous of them to undergo qualitative changes, enhance their offer and improve operational performance. Along with increasing wealth of Polish consumers, the premium offer will grow in outlet centres, according to new report “Bargain hunting. Potential of outlet centres in Poland” released by Colliers International and IQS.
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New leases

  • The Park Warsaw, managed by White Star Real Estate, gained new tenants during Q3 and Q4 2023. The latest leases saw the start of cooperation with companies such as RedNet Property Group, which leased 523 sqm in building B1, Puratos (430 sqm in building B5) and Yokogawa (563 sqm in building B5).
  • New Post International Poland has selected and leased approximately 5,600 sqm of a warehouse with office space in the Logicor Okęcie logistics park in Warsaw. The company operates in the transport and forwarding industry.
  • Efigence, a technology company specialising in the design and implementation of solutions for the financial and e-commerce sectors, has extended its lease of 1,200 sqm of office space at Platinium Business Park in Warsaw's Mokotów district.

New appointments

  • Szymon Zduńczyk has joined the Management Board of Karimpol Poland as of 1st of March, 2024. The former Executive Director has been promoted to Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of the Group's Polish subsidiary. Mr Zduńczyk is the first Pole in the company's history to sit on its Management Board alongside Andreas Prokes and Harald Jeschek.
  • Building on the successes of last year, GARBE Industrial Real Estate CEE is responding by promoting Martin Stratov to the position of GARBE Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Veronika Zacha will be the new Head of Business Development and Construction in the Czech Republic and Jan Hradecky will move to the position of GARBE Project Management Manager for the Czech Republic.
  • Gellért Berkes has been appointed as Head of Property Management at ConvergenCE. He has been a member of the real estate development team for two and a half years. He has nearly 15 years of professional real estate experience.

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