The hot topic today is logistics, for banks too

by Property Forum
Hannes Wimmer, Executive Director, Loan Syndication at Erste Group Bank AG talked to Property Forum about the segments driving the property investment market and the funding focus of banks on sustainable projects. He reveals that compared to Western Europe, the CEE region is lagging a bit when it comes to financing sustainable projects, but big changes can be expected during the next 6 to 12 months.
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Mortgage loans in Romania at 8.6% of GDP

by Property Forum
The market for mortgage loans was dynamic in 2020 and this trend is continuing in early 2021, while the segment of consumer loans is narrowing, says Sergiu Oprescu, President of the Association of Romanian Banks (ARB). 
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Bratislava office project receives €24 million of bank financing

by Property Forum
The Lakeside Park 02 project, developed in Bratislava's Nové Mesto area by Immocap and WOOD & Company, received construction and investment financing from Slovenská sporiteľňa in the amount of €24 million.
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Echo secures €33.6 million loan for Łódź office project

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Echo Investment has gained a loan for the construction of three office buildings included in the multifunctional Fuzja project in Łódź. Bank Pekao S.A. provided financing for the investment.
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Bank lending stays strong in Poland

by Property Forum
In 2017, real estate transactions hit a record-breaking volume of € 5 billion, up by nearly 10% on the previous year. Bank financing for properties remained unchanged, averaging approximately 60% of each property’s value. Cushman & Wakefield has published its opinion on the commercial property lending market in Poland, written by Mira Kantor-Pikus, Partner, Equity, Debt & Structured Finance, Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield Poland.
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Latest news

New leases

  • 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.

New appointments

  • 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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