GLP closed the acquisition of Goodman Group’s CEE portfolio less than a year ago. With the integration complete, the company is developing a number of large-scale projects. Błażej Ciesielczak, the CEO of GLP Central and Eastern Europe talked to Property Forum about the growth of the logistics market and shared the company’s expansion strategy for the region.
AFI Europe has completed the €66.5 million acquisition of the Avenir Business Park in Prague 5 from Tristan Capital Partners. The office complex, offering more than 25,600 sqm of premium office space, is close to 100% occupancy. Long-term tenants include companies such as ČSOB (belongs to the KBC Group), ING, Porsche, McDonald's, Conduent, Dermacol, Simac Technik and Coloplast.
Czech real estate fund Trigea bought the Explora Business Centre office building in Prague’s Nové Butovice from Golden Star Group, an international real estate group, in one of the largest real estate transactions performed this year on the local market.
REICO has launched a new real estate fund. REICO ČS Long Lease is a special mutual fund focused mainly on retail clients. Its main investment criterion is buildings with leases secured for at least 10 years, in the logistics, manufacturing, retail and office sectors. The fund is intended as a complement to the investment portfolio mainly to conservative to medium-risk clients who want to increase the return of their real estate component.
A new shopping centre, part of the multifunctional Bořislavka Centrum complex developed by KKCG Group, is set to open in Prague on June 4. Located next to the Bořislavka metro station, the centre will feature approximately 9,000 sqm of retail space.
CPI Property Group’s net rental income increased by 6% to €88 million in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA increased by 7% to €90 million and funds from operations (FFO) increased by 4% to €61 million compared to Q1 2020. The company published its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
Commercial property is viewed as having below-average risk levels in most CEE countries. Revenues from different asset classes are expected to recover to pre-COVID levels most rapidly in Poland, according to the RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor for Q1 2021.
GLP has leased 20,000 sqm of logistics space across two logistics parks in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company is developing further GLP Parks in Ostrava and Brno, with an additional two developments in the pipeline for next year.
The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, has approved an amendment to the building law drafted by Regional Development Minister Klára Dostálová that aims to accelerate approvals on large construction projects. Now the law will be submitted to the Senate for consideration. If approved, it should come into force on July 1, 2023.
Petra Kucková has become the new Head of Sales and Marketing at Zeitraum. The company has specialized in student housing with a network of private campuses in Prague and has now expanded its business to another segment by launching its first project with serviced rooms and apartments right next to Wenceslas Square in Prague.
Internet radio station, newonce.radio will move its headquarters to the Norblin Factory in Warsaw. On an area of 366 sqm there will be a new radio studio, editorial offices and office facilities, including a conference room.
Specjał Group, Polish-owned FMCG distributor, has leased another 1,400 sqm of warehouse space for its Warsaw branch in Panattoni Park Konotopa II. The tenant was represented during the lease transaction process by real estate advisory firm Cresa Poland.
Poczta Polska has leased 3,300 sqm of warehouse space and almost 1,000 sqm of offices in 7R City Flex Gdynia. The agreement has been signed for ten years.
Two new professionals are joining MDC2 - a warehouse and industrial developer operating on the Polish market. Wojciech Kosiór has been appointed as a Head of Development and will be responsible for project development in Central and Northern Poland. Bartłomiej Kazirod has been appointed as a Project Director working within the construction team.
Paweł Suracki joined Colliers as the Investment Services Director. He will be responsible for managing sales and purchasing processes on behalf of Colliers' clients and for establishing and maintaining relationships with potential and current Colliers' partners in Poland.
Avison Young has announced a key change to its directors’ team in Budapest with the arrival of Martina Cifer at the helm of its Office Leasing department. In her new capacity, she shall oversee both the company's Landlord and Tenant Representation divisions.
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