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News Penta Investments sells in Prague to Chinese investors
11
Nov
2016

Penta Investments sells in Prague to Chinese investors

by Ákos Budai
Penta Investments has sold its Florentinum office building, the company’s first development completed in the Czech Republic, to Chinese investment group CEFC. Florentinum, a LEED Platinum certified property opened in 2014 and is home to 70 long-term tenants, many of them blue chip companies such as EY, HSBC Bank, Bank of China, Havel Holásek & Partners Law Firm and RSJ Investment Group. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed. 
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News CTP reduces portfolio’s energy consumption
11
Nov
2016

CTP reduces portfolio’s energy consumption

by Ákos Budai
In order to be sustainable and environmental friendly, CTP targeted a 5 % energy consumption reduction within the CTPark portfolio in 2016. A total area of 250 000 sqm will be retrofitted until the end of the year. 
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News Investors love Central European real estate
11
Nov
2016

Investors love Central European real estate

by Ákos Budai
According to Cushman & Wakefield, commercial real estate investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania reached €6.05 billion in the first three quarters of 2016, a 37% increase y-o-y, albeit with reduced activity during the third quarter. Investment in the CE region slipped back following a strong second quarter. The volume of assets traded totalled €1.4bn in Q3 2016, down over 20% a year ago and half Q2 volumes.
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News Colliers International launches new service in the Czech Republic
03
Nov
2016

Colliers International launches new service in the Czech Republic

by Ákos Budai
Colliers International has launched its Workplace Solutions consultancy in the Czech Republic after having been met with success on other global markets for over 10 years.
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News No room for new entrants on the Czech retail market
21
Oct
2016

No room for new entrants on the Czech retail market

by Ákos Budai
Only two shopping centres will be completed in 2016 in the Czech Republic due to the slow-down of construction activity in response to the perceived market saturation. Colliers International has released its Q3 retail market report for the Czech Republic, which also states that there are signs of new entrant demand which do not match suitable space availability. 
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News Prague residential market reaches new highs
20
Oct
2016

Prague residential market reaches new highs

by Ákos Budai
In H1 2016, a total of 3,350 apartments in 47 new residential schemes were completed in Prague. For the second half of the year, another 3,200 units are estimated to be completed in the Czech capital. In total, JLL expects 6,500 units to be completed in Prague, which is the highest figure since the real estate crisis in 2009. 
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News CA Immo sells Prague shopping centre
18
Oct
2016

CA Immo sells Prague shopping centre

by Ákos Budai
CA Immo has concluded an agreement with WOOD & Company to sell the Šestka Shopping Center in Prague, continuing its strategic withdrawal from segments that do not belong to the core business. The centre covers more than 27,300 sqm of retail space and had been part of the asset portfolio of CA Immo since 2011. The buyer is a fund of WOOD & Company, the leading investment bank in Emerging Europe. The transaction, which is subject to the standard conditions precedent, is expected to be closed within the next weeks. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Law firm Clifford Chance Prague advised the seller on the disposal.
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News Sony DADC expands at Prologis Park Pilsen-Štěnovice
17
Oct
2016

Sony DADC expands at Prologis Park Pilsen-Štěnovice

by Ákos Budai
Prologis has signed two lease agreements with Sony DADC, a disc and digital solution provider for the entertainment, education and information industries, totalling 20,450 square metres at Prologis Park Pilsen-Štěnovice.
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News M7 raises €35mn for CE fund and buys Prague office building
17
Oct
2016

M7 raises €35mn for CE fund and buys Prague office building

by Ákos Budai
M7 Real Estate, a pan-European investor and asset manager, has raised its first Central European fund. M7 Central European Real Estate Fund I (M7 CEREF I) has received investor commitments from a number of family office and high net worth individuals totalling over €35 million to be deployed in the region. Following this initial raise, M7 CEREF I has acquired Oregon House in Prague. 
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News House prices grow rapidly in CEE
13
Oct
2016

House prices grow rapidly in CEE

by Ákos Budai
Central and Eastern European housing markets are over the crisis and prices have once again begun to rise. The general upswing, observed on European housing markets, is supported by a number of factors. Following the economic crisis, GDP has begun to grow once again in most countries and the interest environment is also favourable to borrowing. These both contribute to a recovery in housing market demand, which may then materialise in higher prices. In the case of housing markets in the Central and Eastern European region, significant differences in price dynamics may be observed. Hungary stands out from the field, where a highly significant price rise has been observed in the past two years with the prices of second-hand homes having grown by 29 percent. We take a look at Central and Eastern European housing markets.
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New leases

  • Business Services Center, a networking organisation for Polish entrepreneurs under the banner of BNI, BNI+ and Corporate Connections, has joined the group of tenants in the DL Tower building in Katowice. The company will occupy a space of 240 sqm.
  • Logistics operator CAT LC will occupy 9,000 sqm of space at the Śląskie Centrum Logistyczne Sosnowiec III. The company is part of the international Groupe CAT.
  • Intense Group has joined the group of tenants at the Vinci Office Centre. The Polish manufacturer and supplier of IT solutions will occupy approximately 700 sqm of space in the Kraków facility.

New appointments

  • STERENN, a consultancy firm specializing in hospitality market entry and real estate asset sourcing, proudly announces the addition of Bryan Wilson to its Advisory Board. Bryan Wilson brings a wealth of expertise in real estate transactions, particularly within the hospitality sector. He co-founded Wilsons, a prominent law firm in Prague, and is a UK-registered lawyer and now heads up the CEE region for DUAL Asset, transactional risk insurers.
  • MLP Group’s management team has added new members - Katarzyna Misztal (Leasing Manager), Paweł Reszczyński (Senior Land Acquisition Manager), Zuzanna Pukaluk , Mateusz Sobczak (both a Project Managers) and Szymon Grochowski ( Land Acquisition Manager). In their new roles, they will be entrusted with land acquisition and preparation for upcoming projects, oversight over construction and project work, space commercialisation and tenant relationships.
  • Zuzanna Paciorkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed as Head of Asset Services CEE at Cushman & Wakefield following her tenure as Co-Head with Ondřej Fukal.

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