A joint venture between Partners Group and Peakside Capital Advisors has signed a portfolio loan facility agreement with Bank Pekao S.A., comprising an investment loan and VAT loan - more than PLN 500 million (over €106 million) in total. The funds have been used to finance the acquisition of three logistics properties in and around Warsaw and the redevelopment of the City Point Targówek park.
Błażej Czwarnok and Marcin Muszel, Partners in the Real Estate Practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel spoke with Property Forum about the PRS market, economic turbulence caused by the war in Ukraine and legislative changes coming to the Polish real estate sector.
The property sector is relying more on bank financing than bonds at present and this trend is likely to continue across Europe, concluded speakers in the dealmakers panel of SEE Property Forum 2022, held in Bucharest.
Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) has provided €123.4 million in the form of a senior secured loan to DL Invest Group. The three-year facility will be funded using capital from Macquarie’s balance sheet.
Although financing has become more expensive for real estate companies in the past 12 months, transactions are still being carried out, pointed out speakers in the financing strategies panel of CEE Property Forum 2022 in Vienna.
High inflation and rising interest rates pose a threat to the upturn in the economy which many expected following the pandemic. Dieter Knittel, Managing Director, Head of CEE at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb) talked to Property Forum about financing trends and shared his expectations for the upcoming period.
7R has obtained financing for expanding the modern logistics complex 7R Park Lublin. The loan agreement has been signed with a syndicate of banks – Santander Bank Polska and mBank. Ultimately, the park will consist of five buildings with a total GLA of nearly 110,000 sqm. Bremer is the General Contractor of the project responsible for the work.
Monia Dobrescu, Partner, Mușat & Asociații spoke to Property Forum about the financing environment for the real estate sector in the context of the crisis in Ukraine and the law firm’s development plans for this year. The uniform application of the regulatory acts in the field is an issue that has an impact on players in the real estate market, and progress is being made in this area, Monia adds.
To be a small and dynamic company, which makes decisions quickly based on consensus and its own analysis and reasoning. These are the secrets to being the most active investor in Prague even in the past two difficult years, according to Českomoravská Nemovitostní (ČMN’s) new CEO, Karel Bor, who talked to Property Forum about the company’s investment strategy.
Natura Bakery will lease almost 200 sqm of space on the ground floor of Poznan's Nowy Rynek E office building, developed by Skanska. The premises are scheduled to open in spring 2024.
A new, larger Sinsay brand store has opened in CH Korona in Wrocław. The 1,200 sqm shop is located next to the CCC salon at the University entrance to the centre.
Shops of the Bytom, Wólczanka and Vistula brands have opened in Outlet Lublin. The new shops offering discounted items together occupy an area of 430 sqm.
As of December 2023, Dorota Lachowska has joined the market research team at Knight Frank Poland as director of the department.
MLP Group is strengthening its sales team in Poland with the appointment of Przemysław Fijałkowski as Leasing Manager responsible for the lease of space in projects located in southern Poland.
Axi Immo is developing its Capital Markets Department. As of November 2023, Jakub Grabara was appointed as Associate Director in the Capital Markets Department. He will be responsible for transactional services, i.e., acquiring, purchasing, and selling commercial real estate.
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