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.
CPI Property Group updated its stakeholders regarding a defamation claim filed in June 2020 by Kingstown Capital Management L.P. and Investhold LTD against CPIPG and Radovan Vitek in New York State court.
JLL Czech Republic announced the appointment of Alexandra Tomášková as Head of Office Solutions effective 1 May 2021. In her new role at JLL, Alexandra Tomášková will focus on the office sector with direct oversight of the firm's Office Leasing businesses together with Workplace Strategy and Project Management. In her new role, she will also closely cooperate with JLL’s Tétris Design & Build and Capital Markets teams on office-related services.
The total stock of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Prague exceeds 28,400 beds. 91% of these capacities are in the ownership of universities and the remaining 9% is provided by the private sector, according to the latest Savills “Student Housing in Prague” report.
CPI Property Group has relocated its headquarters to the Warsaw Financial Centre. The legal, technical, marketing and PR teams will take up close to 800 sqm of office space.
German medical furniture manufacturer Stiegelmeyer has leased 3,600 sqm of warehouse space in GLP Toruń, which will be used as the company’s European distribution hub.
The women's underwear manufacturer Agio Milano has decided to rent 800 sqm of warehouse space in a private investment located near Ożarów Mazowiecki near Warsaw. AXI IMMO was responsible for negotiations on behalf of the tenant.
The Board of 7R has appointed Katarzyna Dorocińska to the position of Head of Marketing and Communications. Katarzyna's main responsibilities will include the creation and implementation of a new marketing and communication strategy for the 7R brand.
Bartłomiej Krzyżak, formerly Director in the Investment Department, has been promoted to Senior Director at Avison Young. Bartłomiej has been at Avison Young from the very beginning of the company’s entry into the Polish market. He has 12 years of professional experience gained also in CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Savills.
Roman Babic has joined CBRE's Zagreb corporate office as Property Manager within the Property Management department.
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