Upon completing the acquisition of a 66% stake in Wrocław-based developer Archicom, Echo Investment is set to become the largest residential developer in Poland. Nicklas Lindberg, CEO of Echo Investment talked to Property Forum about the recent acquisition, dealing with the effects of the pandemic and Echo’s plans for the nearest months.
Echo Investment has commissioned a second office building in My Place, a multifunctional project located in the Warsaw's Dolny Mokotów district. As a result, an urban quarter combining offices, residential and commercial premises has been completed.
Echo Investment will take over a majority stake of the Wrocław-based Archicom company from its founders. Once the transaction is finalized, the Echo-Archicom group will be the largest residential developer in Poland – only in 2021, it will start the construction of 7,000 apartments for sale and rent.
Resi4Rent, the largest private company with subscription-based apartments, has expanded its offer by nearly 230 units in Warsaw. The first residents have just moved into the project located in the heart of Mokotów business district.
In 2020, Echo Investment hit records both in sales and handovers of apartments. It managed to sign 1570 sales contracts with clients, what outperformed last year's results by 16%. At the same time, clients received their keys to 1505 apartments, which in turn means a 19% increase compared to 2019.
Echo Investment has finished the construction of the second stage of the Face2Face Business Campus office complex in Katowice, Poland. Capgemini, as the first of the tenants, started working in the new office at Żelazna 2.
Top Polish developers believe that in 2021 the real estate market will normalize and the vaccine will help it shake off the pandemic effects. They discussed investment markets trends at the online edition of Property Investment Forum 2020, organised by Portfolio in partnership with Property Forum.
Echo Investment has finalized the purchase of three plots of land from companies belonging to the Tesco group in Poznań, Łódź and Kraków. A total of approx. 240,000. sqm of modern residential, office as well as shopping and service space may be created on these plots.
108 Agency has secured a lease of 7,800 sqm of commercial space for company Van Eupen in P3 Lovosice with a strategic position in the desired location in the Ústí nad Labem region.
Sony Romania extended its leasing contract for office space in Bucharest Business Park, owned by CA Immo, for 5 more years. The company has rented a 400 sqm office since 2005.
Abris Capital Partners has extended its lease for offices in the freshly refurbished Grzybowska Park in Warsaw and expanded its office to 1,650 sqm. The landlord was represented during the lease transaction process by real estate advisory firm Savills while the tenant was advised by Nuvalu Polska.
CBRE Romania has promoted Florin Ianculescu-Popa to Director of Valuation within the Valuation & Advisory team.
Romanian developer One United Properties has appointed a certified expert accountant, Cosmin Samoilă as Chief Financial Officer.
Cornelia Dragomir has been promoted to Associate Director Valuation within the Valuation & Advisory team of CBRE Romania.
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