Transactions of new office rental, relocation and pre-rental in Romania’s regional cities reached 70,393 sqm during 2022, which was 22% more than in 2021. Almost 90% of the lease deals were closed in cities that are university centres such as Iași, Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, according to a report by Fortim Trusted Advisors.
Demand for new offices in Bucharest rose by 13% in 2022 compared to the previous year, with 332,922 sqm of spaces leased in the city during the past year, according to real estate consultancy Fortim Trusted Advisors.
America House has become the first-Class A office building in Bucharest to obtain an Outstanding rating according to the BREEAM In-Use certification methodology, after a major investment of €10 million. The certification process was managed by BuildGreen.
Office leasing across the country totaled 108,747 sqm in Q3, up 9% compared to the same period of last year, with Bucharest, Iași and Cluj-Napoca recording the biggest volume of transactions, according to real estate consultancy Fortim Trusted Advisors.
The total stock of retail park spaces in Romania will exceed the supply of commercial spaces located in shopping malls if the current investment activity continues, according to a report by real estate consultancy Fortim Trusted Advisors, member of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Alliance.
Costin Nistor, Managing Director of Fortim Trusted Advisors, member of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Alliance, detailed for Property Forum the real estate consultancy’s development plans for this year, also talking about the segments that will propel the investment market to over €1 billion in 2022.
Investments in Romania’s commercial real estate market amounted to €566.9 million in the first half of this year, compared to €194 million in the same period of last year, according to a report by real estate consultancy FortimTrusted Advisors, an alliance member of BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The office market in Cluj-Napoca is the second largest in Romania following the one in Bucharest and there are eight office buildings with a total leasable area of 130,000 sqm under development that will be completed by 2025, according to real estate consultancy Fortim Trusted Advisors, part of BNP Paribas Real Estate Alliance.
Companies in the IT&C sector had a share of 32% in Bucharest’s office lease market in Q1 and generated 93.6% of new leasing transactions in regional cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Iași, Timișoara and Sibiu.
Intersport will open a new large outlet in the recently refurbished GOBUDA Mall in Budapest in Q3 2023. The firm joins German retailer Wellensteyn and Hungarian retailer Budmil, both started to trade there in March. A new Wok'n Go restaurant will be available in the mall in the Summer.
Wolt has leased office space in Warsaw's Lumen building. As a result of the transaction, the new tenant has taken nearly 900 sqm. The office building in the centre of Warsaw is owned and managed by Globalworth Poland.
Lighting company Wojnarowscy has agreed a lease renewal for 3,870 sqm of warehouse and office space in Panattoni Park Sosnowiec II. The tenant was advised on the lease renegotiation by experts of real estate advisory firm Newmark Polska.
CPI Property Group is expanding its retail leasing department. Dariusz Kafara has been appointed as the new Leasing Manager. At the Warsaw branch of the company, Dariusz is responsible for maintaining the maximum level of commercialisation in two retail park chains from the group's portfolio - CityMarket and STOP SHOP.
Brian Nyeng Olesen, formerly head of commercial at the Salling Group, has been appointed as the new managing director of Netto Polska. The position was previously held by Hugo Mesquita.
M Core appoints Magdalena Kowalewska as the new Chief Operating Officer at LCP Properties, Poland. This comes at the same time that Krystian Modrzejewski has accepted a post as the Group Head of Expansion for Poland, where he will be responsible for realising the opportunity for land and asset acquisition in aid of portfolio growth. LCP Properties Poland is part of the M Core group, which brings together family-owned companies that invest in and manage real estate. It comprises LCP, Proudreed, Sheet Anchor, GIPAM and Evolve Estates.
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