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News SachsenFonds rebrands as EURAMCO
30
Aug
2017

SachsenFonds rebrands as EURAMCO

by Ákos Budai
SachsenFonds, a company that manages investments in real estate and renewable energy sources, is changing its name. The new business name EURAMCO stands for European Asset Management Company and reflects its growing presence on international markets. The company was started in 1999 as one of the subsidiaries of Landesbank Sachsen. Today, the EURAMCO Group administers close to €4 billion in approximately 60 private investment funds. In Europe, EURAMCO has three offices: the headquarters in Ascheim near Munich (investment management in Western Europe), in Prague (investment management in Central and South-Eastern Europe) and in Warsaw. In addition, the company also operates on the Australian market with a branch office in Sydney.
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News Immofinanz records increase in profit in H1 2017
30
Aug
2017

Immofinanz records increase in profit in H1 2017

by Ákos Budai
Immofinanz recorded a significant increase in net profit to €105.3 million in the first half of 2017 (H1 2016: €-243.3 million). Net profit from continuing operations, i.e. excluding Russia, totalled €113.1 million (H1 2016: €-123.9 million). Rental income remained stable at €114.9 million (H1 2016: €115.9 million) despite the continuing sale of non-strategic properties. After an adjustment for new acquisitions, completions and sales (like-for-like), rental income rose by a sound 4.6% to €92.4 million. The results of asset management increased by 10.0% to €79.1 million, and financial results turned sharply positive at €104.4 million (H1 2016: €-58.0 million). This improvement resulted, above all, from positive valuation effects related to the investments in CA Immo and BUWOG.
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News GTC reports €400 million of financing and refinancing
29
Aug
2017

GTC reports €400 million of financing and refinancing

by Ákos Budai
It the first six months of 2017 GTC refinanced and concluded loans for almost €400 million through euro bonds offering, project loans and construction loans.
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News GTC plans eight new projects in CEE
21
Aug
2017

GTC plans eight new projects in CEE

by Ákos Budai
According to CEO Thomas Kurzmann the first half of 2017 was dedicated to advance planning and permitting on development pipeline projects as well as acquisition of enew office locations in the fastest growing office markets of Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. GTC published its financial results for H1 2017.
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News Cautious start of the year in Slovakia
16
Aug
2017

Cautious start of the year in Slovakia

by Ákos Budai
The Slovak investment volume reached only €154 million in H1 2017. A number of transactions, across all sectors currently in various stages of the transaction process are estimated to be worth ca. €350 million and should fall into H2 2017, JLL reports.
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News CEE hotel investment market set to outperform 2016
14
Aug
2017

CEE hotel investment market set to outperform 2016

by Ákos Budai
The volume of hotel transactions achieved in the first half of 2017 was more than €700 million with 34 transactions recorded in core CEE markets. In comparison, 2016 achieved just over €630 million with 20 transactions in the same period, which means an 11% yearly increase. To compare, the western markets experienced just 0.3%. Cushman & Wakefield predicts the year 2017 to outperform the strong results of 2016.
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News Retail drives CEE real estate investment markets
14
Aug
2017

Retail drives CEE real estate investment markets

by Ákos Budai
Real estate investment flows into the Central & Eastern European region rose 17% year-on-year in the first half of 2017 to €5.4 billion, putting 2016’s cycle high of €12.2 billion well in 2017’s range, according to Colliers International’s latest report.
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News European investment booms in Q2 2017
27
Jul
2017

European investment booms in Q2 2017

by Ákos Budai
Total real estate investment in Europe reached €74 billion in Q2 2017, representing a 25% increase on the same period last year, according to CBRE. Central Europe as a region proves to be more attractive to international investors than last year with Hungary accounting 15% of the overall investment volume.
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News CTP refreshes its portfolio by acquisitions and sales
25
Jul
2017

CTP refreshes its portfolio by acquisitions and sales

by Ákos Budai
CTP recently closed on two acquisitions, known among the CEE real estate industry as the Aviva and IPEC deals. The company acquired two buildings in the Czech Republic and two buildings in Romania. At the same time, CTP disposed of two non-core assets in Bratislava and Prague.
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News Return of CEE emigrants can boost local property markets
21
Jul
2017

Return of CEE emigrants can boost local property markets

by Ákos Budai
7 million citizens of the CEE-6 countries reside in Western Europe and the return of even a relatively small portion of these would boost regional GDP, stimulating the development of real estate markets, says Colliers International in its latest research report "Labour Force Boomerang"
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Latest news


New leases

  • LCP Properties has finalised two further leases for M Park Pionki. The CCC shoe shop will occupy 400 sqm in the building, while the area of the Xtreme Fitness gym will reach 600 sqm.
  • Two more companies have become tenants of Diuna, part of the Warsaw office portfolio of Syrena Real Estate and PineBridge Benson Elliot. Intrum has leased nearly 370 sqm and Carrier Chłodnictwo about 500 sqm in the complex on Taśmowa Street. In addition, WDX has extended its lease for nearly 500 sqm of space.
  • Castorama has opened its 103rd shop in Poland. The outlet in the compact Smart concept is located in the Dekada shopping centre, at Armii Krajowej Street in Grójec. It is a 2,000-square-metre retail space, an outdoor garden zone and an assortment of around 15,000 off-the-shelf products.

New appointments

  • Prologis' Warsaw team has gained a new director. As of 1st of April, Marzena Tkaczuk has joined the team of development experts. As Capital Deployment Director, she will be responsible in particular for the implementation of build-to-suit projects.
  • Hagag Development Europe has named Ana-Maria Nemțanu as Leasing Director. She has over 17 years’ worth of experience in the local real estate industry.
  • Emilia Dębowska has been promoted to the position of Head of Sustainability Europe of Panattoni. In her new role, she will be responsible for Panattoni’s integrated sustainable development strategy encompassing both the company’s business goals and the development of its projects in Europe for every country in which the developer is active.

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