Over 300 buildings and real estate properties were certified as ‘green buildings’ between 2010-2020 in Romania, a period that marked the first decade of sustainable development. Romania ranks 3rd among CEE countries, after Poland (1232 certificates) and Czech Republic (422). The next positions are occupied by Hungary (232) and Slovakia (124). The accelerated growth is deemed to continue, as green buildings become a strategic tool in reaching EU Green Deal targets, according to the BuildGreen 2020-2020 Sustainable Development Report.
With sustainable electricity running through 16 office buildings, including Aeropark Business Centre in Warsaw and Korona Office Complex in Cracow, GTC aims to reduce its carbon footprint and commits to ensure affordable and clean energy in all its facilities, as announced recently in the Group’s 2020 ESG report.
WDP Romania, the developer and owner of industrial and logistics spaces, has received the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) certification for its local stock of warehouses. EDGE was created by IFC, part of the World Bank. It helps property owners and developers build and operate green buildings in a fast and affordable way. The certifications apply to WDP warehouses ranging from 2,500 sqm to more than 60,000 sqm.
Although recently analysts have been focusing primarily on the impact of the pandemic, long-term trends on the property market are also shaped by another factor, namely climate change. The term sustainable development in real estate most often has positive connotations. Certificates granted to “green buildings” increase their prestige and appeal to future users. However, the environmental factor in property valuation also has its dark side. Commentary by Alicja Zajler, director of Valuation and Advisory Services at Colliers.
The first building of 8,000 sqm of the fully sustainable logistic Garbe Green Park Piestany is already fully leased and the development process of the second building is starting soon.
Crown Square, an office building located near Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station in Warsaw, will welcome three new tenants: Foodcom (1,000 sqm), Orifarm (400 sqm) and Avenga (300 sqm). The landlord was advised on the transactions by real estate advisory firm Savills.
BIMs Plus Poznań, distributor of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology products as well as plumbing system and technology products has leased more than 4,700 sqm of space at the MLP Poznań West logistics park.
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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