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News Skanska helps introduce WELL to CEE
26
Apr
2017

Skanska helps introduce WELL to CEE

by Ákos Budai
Skanska helps introduce the WELL Building Standard (WELL) to the market of Central and Eastern Europe. WELL is the preeminent building standard to focus on enhancing people’s health and well-being through the built environment. Spark is one of the first office buildings to pursue WELL Certification in Poland. Skanska will also apply for certification for its projects developed in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.
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News There’s no way to go up but up in CEE
26
Apr
2017

There’s no way to go up but up in CEE

by Ákos Budai
While Western European investment markets have peaked and investment volumes are going down, CEE markets are having a strong momentum with volumes going up. This growth is most visible in the Czech Republic which posted its strongest Q1 figures on record this year. Over 20 speakers and more than 100 visitors came together in the Czech capital for the first ever Prague Property Summit, organised by Property Forum and RICS, to analyse the potential of the market from a global perspective. 
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News Q1 2017: strong start for CEE investment markets
12
Apr
2017

Q1 2017: strong start for CEE investment markets

by Ákos Budai
2016’s record-breaking €12.2 billion investment in the real estate sector in the CEE region is likely to be surpassed in 2017 – this is according to CEE Real Estate Investment Compass 2017 published by Colliers International and CMS. The sources of investment flows into the CEE region are also expected to remain diverse in 2017, with Asian and CEE investors becoming increasingly active in the real estate market.
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News Hotel markets in CEE capitals grow strongly
31
Mar
2017

Hotel markets in CEE capitals grow strongly

by Ákos Budai
While individual markets in CEE have developed differently, the hotel market in the region as a whole has registered an upward trend in 2016, which makes it attractive for investors, Christie & Co reveals. The hotel property adviser has recently released its latest report on the Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) hotel market which examines market trends in major capitals across the region, namely Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. Christie & Co based some of their findings on performance data provided by STR.
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News Prague ranks as hottest spot for CEE hotel investments
31
Mar
2017

Prague ranks as hottest spot for CEE hotel investments

by Ákos Budai
Paris claimed top spot in Colliers International’s Hotel Investment Attractiveness Index, an analysis of the investment climate of 20 European cities, despite predictions that investors and tourists would lose faith in the city due to political uncertainty and the perceived threat following various national security breaches. Prague was ranked in 10th place in the index, boosted by the low level of development costs and high number of tourist arrivals.
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News Four CEE cities among top EMEA investment destinations
20
Mar
2017

Four CEE cities among top EMEA investment destinations

by Ákos Budai
London has been ranked as the most attractive European city for real estate investment for the sixth consecutive year, according to CBRE’s annual Investor Intentions Survey being launched at MIPIM 2017. At 6th place Warsaw is the most attractive CEE city among investors. Prague placed 8th, with Budapest (10th) and Bucharest (14th) also making in the top 15. 
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News MIPIM: New trends in CEE investment
15
Mar
2017

MIPIM: New trends in CEE investment

by Ákos Budai
Whilst 2017’s volumes from South Africa are not likely to match 2016’s records, the numbers from Asia could well match or exceed last year’s, given the large number of potential sources that capital can hail from in that vast, deep and liquid arena. Asian investors see CEE as a risky higher return diversification opportunity compared to Western Europe according to the report released at MIPIM from Colliers International.
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News Europe needs more energy efficient buildings
08
Mar
2017

Europe needs more energy efficient buildings

by Ákos Budai
Buildings account for over 40% of energy consumption in Europe, of which   around 75% are not energy efficient. This illustrates the importance of obtaining sustainable development certificates for both newly-developed and existing buildings. Their energy efficiency is assessed based on modeling and energy simulations. However, so far, there has not been any analysis regarding the actual energy consumption of a building: what is the impact of the implementation of innovative systems, appropriate management, specifications and the expected level of the users’ comfort on the building energy performance? These issues have been thoroughly addressed in the first study in Europe, conducted by Skanska, Go4Energy and Cushman & Wakefield, which analyses office buildings in Poland.
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News CEE hotel investment market continues to boom
06
Mar
2017

CEE hotel investment market continues to boom

by Ákos Budai
The investment volume achieved in 2016 totalled almost €1.2 billion with 46 transactions recorded in core CEE hotel investment markets. In comparison, 2015 reached just over €700 million with 45 transactions. Austria was the star performer with almost €800 million transacted, which made up 67% of the total investment volume. In other CEE markets volume was lower than in 2015 with a particular decline in Poland which more than halved in volume. The Czech Republic accounted for 18% of total CEE investment share; most of the investment took place in Prague which saw 7 transactions including the Hilton Old Town, Park Hotel and Chopin Hotel.
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News Unlike in 2007, everybody is thinking now
01
Mar
2017

Unlike in 2007, everybody is thinking now

by Ákos Budai
Even though all figures available as well as market sentiment point to further growth on the Hungarian commercial property market, its players still keep looking over their shoulders for potential threats to this growth. According to the speakers of the Portfolio - RICS Valuation and Investment 2017 conference, global politics and potentially rising interest rates pose the biggest threat for CEE. We report from Budapest. 
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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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