The commissioning of Warsaw UNIT, one of the most modern buildings in Poland, and two commenced investments, including a high-rise building, are the most important goals achieved by Ghelamco Poland in 2021.
Ghelamco’s latest skyscraper at Warsaw UNIT has received a BREEAM certificate at the Outstanding level, the highest possible rating. This is the first certificate at this level for a high-rise building in Poland and the second one in Warsaw. The certificate was awarded based on the BREEAM International New Construction 2013 system.
Aareal Bank announced the closing of a financing agreement with developer Ghelamco Group at the end of the second quarter of 2021. As sole agent, arranger and lender, Aareal Bank is providing a senior loan in the amount of €312.5 million to the family-owned real estate group, which is mainly active in the office, residential, retail, leisure and logistics markets.
Ghelamco has just announced that the general contractor of the KREO office building in Kraków will be Mota-Engil Central Europe. KREO is the third office development project, after Craft in Katowice and The Bridge in Warsaw, announced by Ghelamco between 2020 and 2021.
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) has confirmed that the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Warsaw - The HUB and conference centre located in The Warsaw HUB complex have been awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating. They are the first hotels in Europe to receive this certification. Since July last year, nearly 12 thousand objects all over the world have been trying to obtain this certification. As a result, the entire complex of The Warsaw HUB meets the stringent security requirements against COVID-19.
Wołoska 24, an office building developed by Ghelamco has a new owner. It is a Czech investment fund, ZFP realitní Fond, managed by ZFP Investments which is a subsidiary of Slovakia's IAD Investments. The value of the transaction amounted to over €60 million.
Ghelamco has started preparations for the construction of The Bridge skyscraper. The building will stand at the intersection of Towarowa and Grzybowska streets, next to Plac Europejski (European Square) in Warsaw.
FitFabric will open a fitness club in the WIMA Widzewska Manufaktura mixed-use complex, developed by Cavatina Holding on al. Piłsudskiego in Łódź.
Stokrotka, Polish grocery chain has leased almost 3,000 sqm (including 125 sqm of office space) in 7R Park Bydgoszcz I warehouse complex.
German healthcare services provider doctari group has opened a technology hub in Iulius Town, the mixed-use project based in Timișoara. The company plans to hire 30 tech specialists in the new office.
Nikola Ristivojevic has started a new position as Director of Capital Markets at Coreside Savills in Serbia. He previously worked as Senior Consultant at CBS International, a member of Cushman & Wakefield Alliance.
Victor Răchită has been appointed Leader of the Industrial & Logistics department of real estate consultancy CBRE Romania. He has more than 20 years’ worth of experience in the property industry, working for more than a decade for CBRE.
JLL Hungary is launching a business development division in order to maximize synergies between its existing departments and to increase the operational efficiency of its services. The new business unit, responding to rapidly changing market and client needs, will be led by Tamás Pál MRICS, who has more than a decade and a half of experience in the commercial real estate market.
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