According to the latest Savills research, at figures ranging between €4.60-5.30 per sqm per month, out of 54 markets analysed, Prague and the Polish cities of Katowice, Wrocław, TriCity and Poznań are among the ten cheapest locations for renting a modern warehouse globally. In Europe, Poznań (€4.68/sqm/month) is the most cost-effective location with only certain cities in India and Vietnam having lower overall warehousing property costs.
The Czech market is still slow in comparison to previous years. Market fundamentals remain good, as does the demand for core and core+ assets, but the market is experiencing limited supply of the right investment product, according to the latest capital markets report by Colliers.
Czech-founded PPF Real Estate Holding has entered the United States market through its U.S. division, finalizing an acquisition of Mansell Overlook, a large office campus in the broader Atlanta metropolitan area. The acquisition is a steppingstone for future investments by PPF in the U.S. property market.
Avison Young has significantly increased its CEE presence in recent months and the company is planning further expansion. Gerry Hughes, Principal and President of Avison Young Europe talked to Property Forum about the firm’s strategy for CEE and shared his expectations regarding the future of the advisory business.
Radovan Patrick Vítek, the son of CPI Property Group’s Radovan Vítek, acquired an 8.38% stake in Austrian real estate group Immofinanz. He acquired the shares through Mountfort Investments, according to a major holdings notification published by Immofinanz. This purchase makes 23-year-old Vítek the third-largest shareholder of Immofinanz-
Colliers recently secured the largest agent-involved transaction in the history of the Czech industrial market. Senior Associate Lukáš Svobodník brought Sportisimo to Hrušov in Ostrava, where Contera began construction of a logistics complex for the sporting goods retailer. This new distribution centre of the Czech company will offer jobs to 700 people. The 90,000 sqm hall, with a clear height of up to 25 meters, a rare feature in the Czech Republic, is now one of the country’s biggest logistics halls.
AFI Europe has signed an agreement for the purchase of Avenir Business Park in Prague 5 owned by Tristan Capital Partners. The office complex, offering more than 25,600 sqm of premium office space, is close to 100% occupancy. Among its tenants are companies such as CSOB, ING, Porsche, McDonald’s, Dermacol and Coloplast.
Publicly traded Hungarian real estate brokerage firm Duna House has released its metrics for the first quarter. Duna House started the year with record quarterly volumes in all of its core business lines in the middle of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a series of record highs in 2020, the first quarter, which is usually weak seasonally, brought all-time records in both real estate and credit brokerage in 2021: franchise real estate brokerage grew by 36%, own office real estate brokerage by 37% and credit brokerage by 6% year-on-year.
Industrial developer Contera has concluded a contract with Pilsner Urquell for warehouse space measuring 3,676 sqm at Contera Park D1 in Ostrava-Hrušov.
108 Agency has helped secure the lease of 1,600 sqm of industrial space to comic book publishing house Seqoy in Panattoni Park Prague Airport II.
M7 Real Estate has announced that it has let a total of 1,605 sqm in Mokotów Plaza to three existing tenants (KDI, Rockwool and Telepizza) under new leases, maintaining the office building as their Polish headquarters. The office now has an occupancy of 81% with an average unexpired lease term of over 7 years.
Jan Kamoji-Czapiński has joined Colliers' EMEA Location Strategy department, which was launched earlier this year. Jan took up the position of Associate Director and will be responsible for, among others, supporting companies in the development and implementation of location strategies.
Prologis Hungary has appointed Adrián Nagy as Facility Manager. Adrián gained a wealth of experience in the real estate, technical and construction sectors while working for BIS Hungary Kft. At Prologis, he is taking on management responsibilities and will report directly to Szilvia Andrelli, Senior Manager for Real Estate & Customer Experience.
Gábor Gratzl has reinforced the WING team as Business Development and Transaction Manager since February 2021. Prior to his current position, he worked as a senior investment advisor for the CBRE Hungary Capital Markets Consulting team for more than five years.
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