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News Futureal prepares for new retail development in Budapest
04
Oct
2016

Futureal prepares for new retail development in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
Futureal Group has announced that their latest retail development in Budapest, Etele Plaza is now in negotiations with a number of anchor tenants and they are hoping to confirm the first brands by end of Q1 2017. Located in the south-western part of Budapest, Etele Plaza is expected to attract up to 40,000 shoppers a day. This will be the first large-scale retail development in the Hungarian capital since the opening of Árkád 2 in 2013.
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News Three banks provide €163m refinancing for Rockcastle in Poland
22
Sep
2016

Three banks provide €163m refinancing for Rockcastle in Poland

by Ákos Budai
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba and ING Bank have jointly underwritten an investment facility, totalling €163.6 million, to refinance Karolinka, Pogoria and Platan Shopping Centres in Poland. The assets are owned by Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited. The transaction closed in September 2016. pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba and ING Bank are acting as Joint Lead Arrangers providing equal portions of the funding, with pbb acting as facility and security agent of the transaction. 
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News Neinver to manage new Bydgoszcz mall
15
Sep
2016

Neinver to manage new Bydgoszcz mall

by Ákos Budai
Neinver, a Spanish developer, investor, property and fund manager, has entered into an agreement with Carrefour Polska to manage the Metropolitan Outlet in Bydgoszcz. The outlet centre, scheduled to open in spring 2018 will be the first and only retail centre of this kind in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province.
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News Three banks provide €210m refinancing for Wroclaw mall
15
Sep
2016

Three banks provide €210m refinancing for Wroclaw mall

by Ákos Budai
ING Bank, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and PKO Bank Polski have jointly underwritten and funded a €210 million term loan facility for Magnolia Park Shopping Centre. The refinancing of the mall, which is owned by real estate funds managed by Blackstone and managed by Multi Poland, is one of the largest real estate financing deals to take place in Poland this year. 
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News Neinver enters the Czech market
09
Sep
2016

Neinver enters the Czech market

by Ákos Budai
Neinver, a Spanish developer, investor, property and fund manager, has decided to enter the Czech market, the eighth market in which the company has a presence. Neinver has partnered with The Prague Outlet to forge a joint venture launching Prague The Style Outlets, the first premium outlet centre in the Czech Republic. Neinver will be in charge of leasing, retail and property management. The joint venture is financed by PPF Bank.
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News Contractor selected for new Katowice mall
06
Sep
2016

Contractor selected for new Katowice mall

by Ákos Budai
Erbud SA has been chosen as the contractor of the shell of Galeria Libero, which is being developed by Echo Investment in the southern part of Katowice.
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News Increasing competition on the Polish retail market
31
Aug
2016

Increasing competition on the Polish retail market

by Ákos Budai
In H1 2016, total modern retail stock in Poland rose to more than 13.5 million sqm GLA. The key trends include new shopping centre and retail park openings in cities below 100,000 inhabitants and the growth of the outlet centre sector in agglomerations with 200,000–400,000 inhabitants. Cushman & Wakefield has released its data on the Polish retail market in H1 2016 in its report Property Times: Increased market competition calls for a quick response.
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News Atrium announces Q2 results
18
Aug
2016

Atrium announces Q2 results

by Ákos Budai
Atrium European Real Estate Limited, an owner and manager of shopping centres and retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced its results for the second quarter and six months ended 30 June 2016.
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News Romanian investors develop Sibiu’s first shopping centre
11
Aug
2016

Romanian investors develop Sibiu’s first shopping centre

by Ákos Budai
Romanian real estate developer Primavera Development will build a shopping centre in the centre of Sibiu, on the plot of the former Simerom plant. Festival Shopping Center is set to have a 44,000 sqm rentable area and is expected to be opened in H2 2018. The investment in the mall will amount to 70 million euros.
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News Bulgarian retail market continues to grow
23
Jul
2016

Bulgarian retail market continues to grow

by Ákos Budai
The latest Colliers report reveals a stable retail property market in Bulgaria during the first half of 2016. Modern shopping centers in Sofia retained the absorption levels from the previous period – nearly 15,000 sqm of leasable space, compared to 16,370 sqm in the second half of 2015. In well-established projects enjoying active demand, this equals to an average share of 4% from the GLA. 
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New leases

  • Rossmann drugstore, Itaka travel agency and Świat Pierogów restaurant have joined the group of tenants at the Silwana retail park in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The premises leased by Rossmann will cover an area of 550 sqm, while Świat Pierogów will occupy a space of 65 sqm.
  • CCC and HalfPrice are joining the tenants of Pasaż Ciechanowski. The brands will occupy a total of more than 2,500 sqm. The opening of the retail park in Ciechanów is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.
  • The Media Expert chain has joined the group of tenants at Nowa Sukcesja. The electromarket will occupy an area of over 900 sqm in the Łódź facility. The opening of Nowa Sukcesja is planned for the fourth quarter of 2024.

New appointments

  • 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.
  • MLP Group has announced that Tomasz Zabost has resigned as a member of the management board with immediate effect, without stating the reasons for his resignation. He became a member of MLP Group's management board in January 2015.
  • Aleksander Loster has been appointed as Director in Savills Poland investment team, headed by Mark Richardson since 2023. In his new role, he will be responsible for working with international investment funds during the sale and acquisition of retail, industrial, warehouse and alternative assets.

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