Savills top picks for value-add investors this year are logistics developments in undersupplied markets such as the Nordics and Spain, short-term income sectors such as flexible offices and student housing, which are likely to recover in the second half of this year, and multifamily developments in markets with rising demand for rental such as Southern and Eastern Europe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left hardly any business or industry untouched and retail real estate industry has also been affected. The last twelve months were marked by three lockdowns that helped change the shopping habits of Poles, lower developer activity, and increase the popularity of smaller retail formats, JLL analysts say.
Although the retail segment is among those affected the most by the coronavirus crisis, this does not show in the number of brands newly incoming to the Czech market. Whereas 24 new brands came to the country in 2019, in the crisis year 2020 there were 25. This year, the number of newcomer brands could be even higher – some brands postponed opening their shops to 2021 due to the corona crisis., according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield.
For Germany-based real estate investor and developer Trei Real Estate, 2020 was a successful year thanks to the fact its portfolio mostly includes assets that were hardly affected by the pandemic. Pepijn Morshuis, CEO of Trei Real Estate talked to Property Forum about the experiences gained during 2020, changing financing conditions and the company’s plans for 2021.
The effects of COVID-19 have caused an acceleration in foodservice trends which are set to continue long after the pandemic has been brought under control, according to a new report by Coverpoint Foodservice Consulting.
The stable 2021 outlook for sovereigns in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reflects their robust economic growth prospects and strengthened ability to carry and reduce debt, which make their credit profiles resilient to the sharp deterioration of their public finances in 2020, Moody's Investors Service said in a report published today. Ageing populations and structural economic change will remain longer-term challenges for the region.
The changing structure of demand for offices, and the increasing amount of space aimed at subtenants, raises the question of whether the office sector in Poland is facing the imminent prospect of oversupply.
A survey prepared by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with FIHR, targeting Romanian hoteliers, was launched in November 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Romanian hotel industry and their perspectives on the outlook of this sector. This survey is the second instalment after a previous questionnaire that was launched in April 2020. The intention is to gain the appropriate attention and appeal to authorities for more meaningful and targeted support towards our hospitality sector. Cushman & Wakefield and FIHR remain committed to ensuring that the industry receives appropriate support by collecting and analysing available data and appealing to authorities.
The spread of the hybrid model of working, fast-tracked digitalization of business processes, combined with increased awareness about the importance of employee well-being are the main trends that shaped the office market in Poland in 2020. An indirect effect of the Covid-19 pandemic was an increase in lease renegotiations, as well as a rise in the amount of space available on a sublet basis. AXI IMMO presents a preliminary analysis of the key trends in the Polish office market this year.
The 172 million-strong consumer market of the CEE-17 region should continue to deliver better growth rates and returns than more developed markets in retail and other sectors according to a new report released by Colliers International
COS – Corporate Office Solutions Romania leased 4,000 sqm in Miro Office Bucharest, developed by Speedwell. A co-working space will be organised in the newly rented space.
108 Agency Slovakia has secured the lease of 510 sqm for our client Goldman Systems. Their new premises will take place in River Park Bratislava.
108 Agency has mediated a 9,000 sqm lease extension for global logistics company Expeditors at SEGRO Logistics Park Prague.
Michał Baranowski joined the tenant representation team at the Office Agency of BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland. Michał has over 15 years of experience working for some of the largest Polish and international office furniture manufacturers.
Alexander Rafajlovič has joined CA Immo as Head of Market Research & Data Analytics. Based in Prague, he and his team will be responsible for coordinating, structuring, and analyzing all macro and market-related data across the region, as well as tracking, analysing and interpreting trends affecting CA Immo’s business, both for future investment and development opportunities, as well as the existing portfolio. He previously worked as Partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s CEE Capital Markets team.
Tomasz Czuba has joined the Management Board of JLL Poland and has been appointed Head of Office Agency and Tenant Representation.
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