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News Colliers to manage two buildings in Prague’s CBD
26
Apr
2017

Colliers to manage two buildings in Prague’s CBD

by Ákos Budai
Colliers has been appointed by FID Group as the Property Manager of Slovanský Dům and by B.H.Centrum a.s. as the Property Manager of Millennium which forms part of the complex including the Marriott Hotel. Both buildings are prime mixed-use properties situated in the heart of Prague’s CBD.
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News Polish shoppers set to spend 40% more
26
Apr
2017

Polish shoppers set to spend 40% more

by Ákos Budai
With an impressive 66% growth of retail sales per capita since 2004, Poland stands second to none in Europe. Over the past five years both the retail stock and the retail sales have been growing steadily at the level of 20% cumulatively, according to an analysis released by Cushman & Wakefield. Forecasts for the next decade show a further 40% growth of retail spending per capita, which demonstrates growing affluence of the Polish society.
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News Plaza Centers opens Belgrade Plaza
24
Apr
2017

Plaza Centers opens Belgrade Plaza

by Ákos Budai
Plaza Centers N.V. announced that Belgrade Plaza opened to the public on 20 April. The completed centre is 97% let and expected to be fully leased in the coming months. Belgrade Plaza is the 34th shopping centre built by Plaza and its second scheme in Serbia.
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News BNP Paribas Real Estate expands managed portfolio
19
Apr
2017

BNP Paribas Real Estate expands managed portfolio

by Ákos Budai
From the beginning of April, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland will take over the management of four IKEA Centers retail parks located in Poland on behalf of the landlord Pradera. The contract will increase the Polish portfolio of managed properties by more than 140,000 sqm. Ultimately, the international property management business line of BNP Paribas Real Estate will manage 25 properties in eight European countries.
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News Strong year ahead for Poland’s retail market
18
Apr
2017

Strong year ahead for Poland’s retail market

by Ákos Budai
Poland’s retail market is likely to grow by 511,000 sqm of space in 2017, including 388,000 sqm in the shopping centre format alone. JLL summarized Q1 2017 on the retail market in Poland. 
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News NEPI to invest €40 million in Satu Mare mall
12
Apr
2017

NEPI to invest €40 million in Satu Mare mall

by Ákos Budai
NEPI is planning to invest €40 million on the development of a new shopping centre in the Romanian city of Satu Mare. 
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News HB Reavis to start new Bratislava project
03
Apr
2017

HB Reavis to start new Bratislava project

by Ákos Budai
HB Reavis has received the green light to start work this summer on Stanica Nivy, a new shopping centre and international bus station in Bratislava, after successfully gaining construction consent. The entire project is being financed by HB Reavis, representing a total investment volume of €345 million.
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News EBRD invests in Romanian supermarket chain
13
Mar
2017

EBRD invests in Romanian supermarket chain

by Ákos Budai
The EBRD is joining forces with Mid Europa Partners to strengthen Romanian supermarket and convenience chain Profi Rom Food S.R.L. by providing a €25 million equity investment. Profi operates around 523 stores in more than 272 localities throughout Romania. The EBRD’s financing will support a further expansion of the network, particularly into the country’s smaller towns.
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News GTC lays cornerstone for Belgrade mall
08
Mar
2017

GTC lays cornerstone for Belgrade mall

by Ákos Budai
The ceremonial laying of the cornerstone for Ada Mall, GTC’s latest retail investment in Belgrade, was held on 6 March 2017. The opening of the 34,000-sqm mall is scheduled for autumn 2018.
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News €67 million loan for Rockcastle’s Polish shopping mall
28
Feb
2017

€67 million loan for Rockcastle’s Polish shopping mall

by Ákos Budai
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba and ING Bank have jointly underwritten an increase to an investment facility, totalling €67 million, to refinance Focus Mall Zielona Gora in Poland. This facility is in addition to a €164 million facility granted by the same banking consortium in 2016, for the Karolinka, Pogoria and Platan Shopping Centres in Poland. The assets are owned by Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited. The transaction closed in February 2017. 
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Latest news


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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