Justyna Kędzierska-Klukowska, Head of the Warsaw office at Berlin Hyp AG, talked to Property Forum about the current availability of financing and the conditions of the Polish real estate investment market.
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a €120 million investment loan facility to a logistics fund managed by GLP Capital Partners (GCP). The fund will utilise the proceeds for the refinancing of the development of a logistics portfolio in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. pbb acted as arranger and sole lender under the facility.
As elsewhere, the investment market in Poland is struggling with high interest rates and financing costs. Some asset classes though, such as flats for rent and warehouses, remain a desirable commodity among investors - this is how the panel discussion focusing on investment and financing trends at Future of Real Estate 2023 can be summarised. The event was organised by Property Forum and RICS in Warsaw this week.
On the financing side, there is still demand for lending towards logistics. Maarten Otte, Head of Investor Relations at CTP, talked to Property Forum at Expo Real about financing conditions and the developer’s ambitious plans for the future.
Inflation across Europe is cooling down but interest rates are still at historical highs. Leading bankers and investment experts discussed at last month's CEE Property Forum 2023 in Vienna how their financing strategies were adapting.
Yareal Polska has announced the successful closing of a €45 million investment loan, with a term of 5 years, from pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. The company plans to use it, among others, to refinance the LIXA C office building and for new land acquisitions.
Hillwood Polska has signed credit agreements with Bank Pekao S.A. for the construction of three warehouse projects: in Częstochowa, near Rawicz, and in Łazy near Warsaw, with a combined value exceeding €89 million.
Two new contracts for the lease of office space in the Bonarka for Business complex in Kraków have been signed. Apollo Investments and SeproTec Multilingual Solutions have leased a total of 825 sqm of space.
Tenants of MLP Łódź will soon be joined by Bohnenkamp, a supplier of tyres and wheels. The company will occupy more than 6,000 sqm . The warehouse facility is scheduled for handover in late March this year. Supporting the tenant in the transaction was Axi Immo.
Orbis and Accor Services Poland have renewed lease agreements for a total of nearly 2,500 sqm in the Lumen office building in central Warsaw. In both transactions, the tenants were represented by the consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield.
Aleksander Loster has been appointed as Director in Savills Poland investment team, headed by Mark Richardson since 2023. In his new role, he will be responsible for working with international investment funds during the sale and acquisition of retail, industrial, warehouse and alternative assets.
Piotr Wilewski joined Walter Herz Investment Advisory Department as Land Acquisition Manager. He is responsible for acquiring land projects, preparing analyses of investment potential and searching for ways to build real estate value.
GTC Group appoints two people to head up its shopping centres in Poland Anna Borecka will take over as director of Galeria Jurajska in Kraków. Meanwhile, Marek Ciszewski will take the helm at Galeria Północna in Warsaw.
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