Reduced market entry thresholds, a simplified qualitative assessment of investment projects, and a higher level of support in selected locations are the major changes in the government's grant programme that could attract more business services investors to Poland.
According to JLL experts. the uncertainty caused by the pandemic has directed investors' attention to strategies based on nearshoring. The beneficiary of this trend, just as a decade ago, may be Poland.
Companies from the BPO/SSC industry in Kraków and the Tri-City recorded the highest share for demand in the office sector. JLL summarized the activities of companies from the business services sector on the major office markets in Poland.
BPO/SSC take-up totalled over 60% of all-sector office take-up in 4 key BPO cities (Wroclaw, Lodz, Krakow and Sofia) in H1 2017. Vacant stock is diminishing, due to this demand impulse and strong general economic conditions. Labour availability and employee tech knowhow uplift are significant factors which influence the demand for space, according to a report by Colliers International. The key findings of the report include:
An expanding BPO/SSC sector does not just boost the economy but the construction market as well. Investment funds and real estate agencies point out that in CEE there is still a need for prime offices, shopping centers and logistics infrastructure. Skanska, JLL and Dentons, in cooperation with ABSL have published their latest CEE Investment Report 2016: Mission to Outperform.
Modesta Real Estate has found a new office location for one of the leading suppliers of LPG in Slovakia. FLAGA, part of UGI International, will move into about 300 sqm in the Westend Business Zone close to the city centre of Bratislava in May 2023.
Szerémi Office Building in Budapest welcomed an unnamed new tenant which has signed a long-term lease agreement for 1252 sqm of space in the property. The complex of three interconnected buildings provides a total floor space of nearly 10,500 sqm.
Kucera Logistics Group Sp. z o.o Sp. K. has decided to open a new distribution centre at Panattoni Park Pruszków V. The tenant will occupy nearly 3,300 sqm of warehouse and office space in the new location. AXI IMMO represented Kucera Logistics Group in the transaction.
CPI Property Group has appointed Karol Klin as Head of Office Leasing in Warsaw from the 1st of February. He is a recognised specialist in the commercial real estate sector. He gained more than 20 years of experience in such companies as Cornerstone, Globalworth, Echo Investment, Skanska and GTC.
Daniel Cateliu has been appointed as Director in the Industrial & Logistics department of real estate consultancy CBRE Romania. He is currently pursuing an EMBA at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Cateliu is a graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences within the SNSPA, subsequently following a master's program and earning an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Trieste in Italy.
Oscar Kazanelson - the current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ROBYG - has been appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vantage Development. This is related to the decision to build synergies within the TAG Immobilien Group.
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