Property investment trust Fortress, based in South Africa, has reached an agreement to purchase ELI Park 1, an industrial project in Buftea-Chitila, near Bucharest, for an undisclosed sum. The sellers of the 50,000 sqm project are Element Industrial and Pavăl Holding.
Investors and developers from all over the world are in a race for a slice of Poland's rapidly-developing warehouse market cake. Property Forum takes a look at the new and expanding players that have made headlines in recent months.
Fortress REIT, one of the largest developers in South Africa and the majority shareholder of NEPI Rockcastle, buys with €30 million the warehouses built by the owners Dedeman and Ionuț Dumitrescu in Chitila, according to Economica.net.
South African investor Fortress REIT has acquired two logistics parks in Bydgoszcz and Stargard from Griffin Property Finance. This is the first direct acquisition in Poland by Fortress REIT and the value of the transaction has not been disclosed.
South African developer Fortress REIT is close to entering the Romanian logistics market by acquiring the logistic park in Chitila, owned by Element Industrial and Dedeman, according to Ziarul Financiar, which cites market sources.
International 3PL operator Global Reach Logistics signed a lease agreement for 26,500 sqm at Prologis Park Poznań II, announced 108 Agency who has contributed to this project.
The Polish branch of Japanese logistics company Yusen Logistics has leased 8,700 sqm of additional warehouse space in Goodman’s Toruń Logistics Centre, bringing it up to full occupancy.
Hines has announced the signing of a new seven-year lease with clothing company Local Heroes at the Ambassador office building in Warsaw .The new tenant will initially occupy 570 sqm of temporary space, with plans to expand to 651 sqm later this year.
Dorota Mielke has joined Office Agency team of BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland and taken the position of Associate Director. Her main task in the new role will be taking care of business development and advising on office strategies and space rental.
Dariusz Domański has been promoted to be a Managing Partner at White Star Real Estate in Poland. He will be responsible for Residential Development business of White Star Real Estate and White Star Residential Management operating businesses. Darek will also continue to manage White Star’s flagship project- Elektrownia Powiśle.
Mariusz Cieśliński has joined the Polish team of MNK Partners to take up the position of Investment Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for supporting the investment processes of funds across Europe.
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