In their global real estate outlook for 2023, the Savills World Research team says that capital value increases in most real estate sectors around the world in 2023 will be minimal, and rental growth prospects limited, but investment activity may rebound in H2 2023.
Investment into the world’s office markets fell sharply in Q3 2022, however, there is plenty of capital still circulating poised to target the best assets, as well as any areas of discount, as debt-backed buyers withdraw and others pause decision-making. The Czech market is copying the global market, but the number of opportunities for buyers to source a ‘bargain’ is limited, says Savills in its latest Capital Markets Quarterly report.
CBRE Investment Management and Hillwood Investment Properties announced a definitive agreement whereby entities affiliated with CBRE Investment Management will acquire a 57-asset, 2.6 million sqm portfolio of state-of-the-art logistics properties in the United States and Europe valued at approximately $4.9 billion from Hillwood.
Flex office provider Mindspace secured a funding of $72 million. The investment round is intended to support the continuation of the company's growth and its further expansion in Europe, the United States and Israel. The round was led by Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd., More Provident Funds, Arkin Holdings and existing investors. Existing investors include Yoav Harlap, Kobi Rogovin and Globalworth.
Savills has forecast the key ESG, investment and leasing trends for 2022 in 36 cities around the world as part of its 2021 global Impacts research programme. The international real estate advisor predicts that, globally, tech occupiers are set to dominate leasing activity, offices will be the most popular investment sector, prime real estate yields are set to remain largely static, and Asian cities are seemingly lagging behind others around the world when it comes to prioritising sustainable investment.
New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and San Francisco are the top five most resilient cities in the world, according to Savills, as they continue to harness their power as gateway locations, benefitting from a virtuous circle of large companies gathering to take advantage of business ecosystems and large talent bases, thereby attracting more talent, contributing to strong economic performance and robust real estate markets.
Arcadis has published the annual results of the International Comparison of Construction Costs which demonstrates that the building industry has shown its resistance worldwide during the pandemic. Many governments took advantage of fiscal stimuli to support their economies, which has reflected an increase in infrastructure investment of the public sector. Within CEE, Vienna (#30) has by far the highest construction costs, followed by Zagreb (#64), Bucharest (#65), Sofia (#66), Prague (#66), Warsaw (#70), Belgrade (#72) and Krakow (#75).
According to the latest Savills research, at figures ranging between €4.60-5.30 per sqm per month, out of 54 markets analysed, Prague and the Polish cities of Katowice, Wrocław, TriCity and Poznań are among the ten cheapest locations for renting a modern warehouse globally. In Europe, Poznań (€4.68/sqm/month) is the most cost-effective location with only certain cities in India and Vietnam having lower overall warehousing property costs.
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The La Mania boutique has reopened in the Westfield Mokotów shopping centre in Warsaw. Five new brands have also joined the tenants, including Apple and AB Foto.
Jula, the Swedish multi-market chain, is planning to open another shop in the Warsaw agglomeration. The new outlet will be established on the site of the San Park Mysiadło retail park currently under construction. The shop will occupy an area of nearly 2,500 sqm.
Primark has opened its first shop in Łodź, investing more than €9 million. Łódź Manufaktura is the brand's sixth location in Poland and twelfth in the Central and Eastern European region. Primark in Łódź comprises more than 3,300 sqm of retail space on one floor.
Nives Grzunov as the Head of Indotek Group for Croatia, effective from September 15, 2023. In this key role, Nives will oversee Indotek's Croatian endeavours under the Dalmatie Group brand.
Michał Różycki has taken up the position of director of the land and residential property division at Greenfields, a Polish company that provides advice on land sales and purchase transactions.
Nhood Services Poland is expanding its service activities for the commercial real estate industry. Anna Wysocka has been appointed director of New Business Development, responsible for expanding the company's client portfolio in this area.
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