Accolade and Aareal Bank have closed a refinancing deal, with a total value of €54 million (CZK 1.4 billion) for four Polish parks: in Bydgoszcz, Białystok, Mińsk Mazowiecki and Legnica. This is a sequel to their previous transaction, concluded last year, whose value amounted to €153 million (CZK 4 billion). Apart from increasing portfolio profitability, the refinancing is also to support the execution of Accolade’s strategy that aims to develop modern business in Europe.
Panattoni will construct a robotic fulfilment centre for Amazon on a brownfield site, formerly used for a sugar factory settling tanks, near Kojetín in the Přerov region. It will be the first fully-fledged multi-storey logistics building with state-of-the-art technological equipment in the Czech Republic. The zone was developed by the Accolade Group, which is also the investor and owner of the industrial park.
North and North-West Poland has become a new target location for the international investor Accolade. It will direct its investments of over €50 million to two new locations where industrial parks will be built. The cities of Elbląg and Koszalin are conveniently located near the sea and major ports as well as important road routes. The new tenants including DPD and AutoStore have already rented their place in the newly planned parks.
In the first half of 2021, Accolade has achieved a lease of 370,000 sqm of modern and sustainable space to tenants in the e-commerce, logistics, and light industry sectors. The company has also been very active in expanding its current industrial parks and investing in new projects. Almost 100,000 sqm of warehouses have been completed and a further 430,000 sqm of modern industrial space, worth more than €400 million, is under development.
Accolade decided to expand its industrial park in Gorzów Wielkopolski. In this strategic location in Western Poland, in addition to the present spaces of 53,000 sqm for modern business, it has acquired new plots and will deliver nearly 100,000 sqm of new industrial warehouses. New projects aspire to BREEAM certification of sustainability at tje “Excellent” level. The total Accolade investment in the region amounts to €125 million.
The construction of the last hall of the biggest industrial park in Poland in which Accolade invested has begun. With 229,000 sqm of 100% leased GLA, Park Szczecin is one of the biggest multi-let parks in the country and will be fully completed in early 2022. From the very beginning, AUTODOC Logistics – Polish branch of the international AUTODOC Group, one of the leading players in the automotive aftermarket – has been growing together with Accolade and Szczecin Park and successfully expanding. With the fourth hall and a total leased space of 74,100 sqm, AUTODOC is now one of the largest tenants in the Polish part of Accolade’s portfolio.
Accolade Group, in cooperation with its JV partner, invested almost €26 million in a Class A warehouse facility in Wielenin-Kolonia in Central Poland. The entire facility is occupied by K-Flex, a worldwide leader in the production of elastomeric insulation, with a lease term of 17 years.
Accolade expands its presence on the Polish market. The company has acquired two new industrial locations in Szczecin, with the intention of investing in the development of modern, Class A warehouses totalling 73,000 sqm GLA. The investment continues Accolade’s strategic expansion in the Szczecin region.
Milan Kratina, CEO of Czech-based logistics developer Accolade talked to Property Forum about investment plans, environmental awareness and the current eagerness of banks to finance new warehousing projects.
After the revitalization of brownfields in Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Czestochowa or Legnica, the former logistics centre in Konin built in the 60's is now coming into play. Accolade plans to invest over €15 million to remediate this property of an aggregated area of 7 hectares and to build a modern Class A ndustrial park. Including this project, the share of revitalized brownfields of the Accolade in Poland makes up 43 %.
From March 2022, Skyliner will become the new headquarters of the Polish branch of Colonnade. The insurer will occupy the area of 1,500 sq m. The company operates in the field of “non-life” insurance products for corporate and individual clients.
108 Agency Hungary has mediated a lease of 5,000 sqm for Citronex at WLP Budapest East Business Park. Citronex is a Polish family company that has been on the market since 1988, setting the highest standards in many diverse industries.
108 Agency Slovakia has secured a lease of 3,392 sqm for a confidential client in the Plus Centrum office building located in Bratislava.
Diófa Fund Management has appointed Gábor Pozsgai as the company's new advisor to the Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the development and efficient operation of the sales strategy framework.
Colliers Poland is developing its Workplace Innovation department – Karolina Dudek, PhD has just joined the team as Associate Director. She will use her skills in organisational diagnosis, knowledge of research methodology and design management expertise to support the shaping of sustainable work environments.
Cromwell Property Group has appointed Piotr Goździewicz as senior investment manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for executing a variety of investment strategies of Cromwell and its capital partners in the region with a focus on Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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