Zoltán Fekete and Ariel Ferstman, the CEO and CFO of Globe Trade Centre, have talked to Property Forum about GTC`s financial results in 2021, shaking off the last COVID-related restrictions and biggest challenges for the commercial property market in 2022.
Hungary-based developer Alfa Group has decided to cancel the bond auction within the Hungarian NKP framework in Q1 due to increased interest rates. As the main reason for bond issuance was the need for a financing development pipeline, an alternative source of financing with attractive commercial terms was considered better.
CTP has closed a €700 million four-year green bond under its €8 billion euro medium-term note (EMTN) programme. Total demand for the issue peaked at circa €1.3 billion, reflecting the solid reputation CTP has built with investors in corporate green bonds in the 15 months since the company entered the capital markets for funding.
P3 Group announced the issuance of its inaugural senior unsecured RegS dual-tranche green bonds across 4- and 7-year tenors, in an aggregate principal amount of €1 billion. The bonds, which will be traded on the Euro MTF Market and listed on the official list of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, will bear a fixed coupon of 0.875% for the 4-year tenor, and 1.625% for the 7-year tenor, and are expected to be rated BBB by S&P, in line with the corporate rating.
CPI Property Group has become the first real estate company from CEE to issue sustainability-linked bonds. The sustainability-linked bonds were issued in the amount of €700 million, with an annual coupon of 1.75% and a maturity date of 14 January 2030.
Hungary-based Alfa Group is entering the dynamically growing private rental sector (PRS) and will deliver the second and third phases of its Ha11er residential project in District 9 of Budapest with apartments for rent. Residential-for-rent is an already well-established market segment in Western Europe that has attracted significant interest from institutional investors. This is increasingly true for certain CEE countries as well, such as Poland or the Czech Republic, but in Hungary, Alfa Group is entering the PRS market as one of its pioneers.
CTP successfully completed another green bond issuance, structured as a dual tranche. CTP raised a total of €1 billion under its recently increased €8 billion EMTN program. The issue included a €500 million five-year tranche, a €500 million ten-year tranche and a concurrent €150 million capped tender offer on the €650 million senior notes due October 2025. Total demand for the issue was around €3.5 billion and the tender offer well exceeded the targeted amount, evidencing and further supporting the solid standing that CTP holds amongst international bond investors less than one year after first entering the market.
Wing held a successful bond auction, issuing green bonds totalling approximately €70 million (HUF 25 billion) through the Bonds for Growth Scheme (NKP) of the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB). In line with international standards and requirements, Wing will use the funds raised through the bonds solely for environmentally friendly projects and assets.
Real estate investors and developers across Europe are increasingly turning towards green bonds to help build portfolios of sustainable assets that accommodate a lower consumption of resources in the long term and have a limited impact on the environment. This trend is also clearly visible in the Central and Eastern European region, where a growing number of high-profile companies are choosing to finance their expansion plans with the help of green bonds.
Hungary-based Alfa Group plans to raise approximately HUF 10 billion in its first Green Bond issue scheduled for October 2021. Ohad Epschtein, Managing Partner of Alfa Group International talked to Property Forum about the importance of sustainability and he also shared some details about the company’s expansion strategy.
The Lux Med Group will join the ranks of the Fabryczna Office Park complex being developed by the Inter-Bud Group as part of the Fabryczna City project - an omni-functional investment being built on Aleja Pokoju in Krakow. The lease agreement between Lux Med Group and Inter-Bud Group was signed for over 1.7 thousand sqm.
The group of tenants of Dekada Nysa (southwestern Poland) is expanding. Family Pets & Zoo will occupy a 258 sqm showroom, where it will offer a wide selection of food, supplements for dogs and cats, cosmetics, toys and many other pet products.
Flexion Mobile Plc's Hungarian branch has chosen traditional long-term office leasing over previously used serviced office rental and is moving to the ZenGarden office building in Budapest.
Romanian developer ARQA has named Alexandru Rădulescu as Chief Sales Officer. During his career, he has overseen the sale of 17 residential and mixed-use projects.
Multi Corporation appoints Ola Zajac as New Business Ventures Manager. Ola will be looking for new business expansion strategies and venture capital investment opportunities across Europe and will be based out of Lisbon.
Dominika Bombik has taken up the position of Marketing and Communications Director at BPI Real Estate Poland. She will be responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing activities for the residential property product portfolio and the developer's image on the Polish market.
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