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News Banks have an incentive to finance green properties
12
Jun
2024

Banks have an incentive to finance green properties

by Ovidiu Nicolae
Răzvan Nica, Managing Director, BuildGreen, spoke with Property Forum about the decarbonisation efforts of real estate companies and the growing appeal of green buildings for banks.
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News Leading lender expects significantly higher result for 2024
07
Mar
2024

Leading lender expects significantly higher result for 2024

by Property Forum
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb), a leading European specialist bank for commercial real estate finance, expects its results for the current financial year to be significantly higher than in 2023. 
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News Czech mortgage rates hit 18-month low
09
Feb
2024

Czech mortgage rates hit 18-month low

by Property Forum
The beginning of February has brought a sharp fall in bank rates in the Czech Republic, and housing loans are thus the cheapest in more than a year and a half, E15.cz reports.
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News Panattoni obtains €800 million of investment loans in 2023
22
Jan
2024

Panattoni obtains €800 million of investment loans in 2023

by Property Forum
Panattoni presented its investment financing for 2023. In Poland, the company obtained 29 bank loans for development projects worth a combined sum of more than €800 million.
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News Bankers remain optimistic despite weak 2023 investment volume
16
Jan
2024

Bankers remain optimistic despite weak 2023 investment volume

by Property Forum
The past year has probably been the weakest since 2009 in terms of the volume of investments in real estate, both in the Czech Republic and throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This conclusion has resulted from the KPMG Property Lending Barometer survey. It has involved representatives of 48 banks from 10 CEE countries.
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News "2% Safe Mortgage" has destabilised Poland's housing market
03
Jan
2024

"2% Safe Mortgage" has destabilised Poland's housing market

by Michał Poręcki
The “2% Safe Mortgage” housing loan subsidy programme introduced by Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party has caused housing prices in Poland to shoot into space. However, the new government in Warsaw cannot abolish it, as a spike in demand could shake up the entire domestic property development industry.
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News Retail is becoming attractive to finance again
04
Oct
2023

Retail is becoming attractive to finance again

by Property Forum
Inflation across Europe is cooling down but interest rates are still at historical highs. Leading bankers and investment experts discussed at last month's CEE Property Forum 2023 in Vienna how their financing strategies were adapting.
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News Trinity Bank buys banking palace in Prague's centre
28
Sep
2023

Trinity Bank buys banking palace in Prague's centre

by Property Forum
The largest transaction on the Czech office market this year took place in Prague. A listed building in one of Prague's most expensive streets, Na Příkopě, was bought from Commerzbank Group by Trinity Bank. The price of the transaction has not been officially disclosed, but it is likely to exceed CZK 2 billion (€82 million), making it this year's largest transaction on the office building market, writes online daily newstream.cz.
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News Accolade secures €500 million of bank financing in Poland
23
May
2022

Accolade secures €500 million of bank financing in Poland

by Property Forum
Despite the turbulent economic situation, banks are readily lending money to the commercial real estate segment, with warehouses being their top choice. The industrial investor Accolade is one of the most willingly financed warehouse portfolio holders in Poland. The company benefits from over €500 million in bank loans, 40% of which has been acquired since February 2020. At the same time, in the Czech Republic, the company has signed a loan agreement with a club of banks for €137.5 million. It is the largest ever loan provided for a single industrial rental property in the CEE region.
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News Residential is banks’ new favourite, KPMG survey confirms
27
Oct
2021

Residential is banks’ new favourite, KPMG survey confirms

by Property Forum
Although real estate development, investment and lending to the sector have taken a beating due to the pandemic's effects on the global economy, according to the results of the latest edition of KPMG’s Property Lending Barometer, property lending has gained an increased importance for banks in 2021, as on the one hand real estate loan portfolios are deteriorating, and, on the other, market conditions continue to gradually improve. Moreover, the tougher times mean that lending institutions within the region are able to pick and choose what types of developments and investments to grant loans to under stricter terms and conditions.
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New leases

  • A showroom of the IWC Home and Dion brands has opened in the Homepark Janki retail park, owned by the Pradera European Retail Parks Fund, occupying about 680 sqm of retail space.
  • Hatrans Logistics, which operates in the logistics and transportation services sector, has leased 5,000 sqm of warehouse and office space at the Hillwood Łódź Chocianowice park.
  • TPL Logistic has leased nearly 3,700 sqm of warehouse and office space in the P3 Blonie park near Warsaw, thereby increasing the space it previously occupied to 5,000 sqm in two warehouses.

New appointments

  • At the beginning of July, Jesika Mackiewicz took the position of Business Manager of Warsaw projects at Matexi Poland. She will be responsible for development of the company portfolio of residential projects and land purchases.
  • Rafał Kincer has been appointed CEO of Polski Holding Hotelowy. The new head of the state-owned hotel company will take the helm in mid-July.
  • Anne Kavanagh, former CEO of residential and mixed-use developer Telford Homes (of the Trammell Crow Company group), has been appointed president of ULI Europe. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) also announced the appointment of Angela Cain as global CEO.

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