Industrial property specialist Gazeley announced that it is adopting the GLP brand name following its acquisition by the global investment manager in 2017. In addition, GLP announces that it has closed on the acquisition of Goodman Group’s Central and Eastern European logistics real estate portfolio.
In line with Goodman's strategy to focus its portfolio on gateway cities and major urban consumer markets in Continental Europe, the Goodman European Partnership and Goodman Group have signed an agreement for the sale of assets in Central and Eastern Europe for approximately €1 billion to global investment manager GLP. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, includes properties located in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
French-owned international retailer Auchan Retail is poised to increase its commercial capacity in Hungary with a new, integrated logistics centre at Üllő Airport Logistics Centre near Budapest. The 87,200 sqm, greenfield facility will be the largest of its kind ever built in Hungary and is being developed by Goodman. The new hub will be key to Auchan Retail’s strategy to develop a multi-channel offer for Hungarian customers.
Blackstone Property Partners Europe Lower Fund 2 plans to acquire 24 logistics centres from Goodman. The buyer intends to buy assets and shares in several companies which own properties in Poland, France and Germany.
Goodman has begun construction of a modern warehouse of over 32,000 sqm for BMW Group in Świecko, Poland. The facility will be a logistics centre for replacement parts to serve the Polish and East German market. It will be Goodman’s first development for BMW Group in Poland, and its fourth project for the automotive giant in Continental Europe.
Goodman is now constructing a second modern warehouse building totalling 36,700 sqm in Pomeranian Logistics Centre. The company’s flagship development in Poland has already secured five new pre-lease agreements.
Goodman Group, an owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, has opened the 22,200 sqm expansion of its Gyál Logistics Centre. One unit is already pre-leased and the remaining two units are available for immediate lease. The total leasable area has nearly doubled to 44,735 sqm.
Goodman Group, an owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, has appointed István Kerekes as the Country Manager for Hungary. With vast experience in commercial real estate, István will be responsible for Goodman’s properties in Gyál, Üllő and Kecskemet and will work towards strengthening the Group’s portfolio in Hungary.
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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