After an unprecedented rise in interest rates, the CE REIF fund has reassessed the price of real estate in its portfolio. Last year's loss is reaching almost 30%, reports DennikN.sk. It is the first real estate fund in Slovakia that has admitted the problems of commercial real estate.
After 15 years in the Polish market, HB Reavis is changing its business profile. From the beginning of this year, it will be limiting its property development business by changing to HB Reavis Investments and remaining the property manager of Varso Place and Forest. CEO Sebastian Proć will be replaced in the management of the company by commercial director Cezary Błaszczyk.
Changes are currently taking place in HB Reavis’ executive leadership teams and across the Board of Directors. Marian Herman and Peter Pecnik stepped down as Group CEO and Group CFO, respectively. The recently created HB Reavis Asset Management platform managing a €2.3 billion top asset portfolio will be led by Marcel Sedlak as CEO, Tomas Krajcir as CFO and Matus Liptak as COO. Steven Skinner was appointed as CEO to lead the company development arm that focuses on developing the existing pipeline.
MBH Bank, a newly established Hungarian player in the local financial market, will launch a huge development project aiming to build its new headquarters in the most important office destination. The handover of the first phase is scheduled for Q1 2026.
A syndicate of four banks granted HB Reavis a loan for refinancing the Varso Place project, a mixed-use scheme in central Warsaw. The total amount of €475 million makes it the largest non-portfolio loan in the history of the commercial real estate market in Poland and one of the biggest in Central and Eastern Europe. The last stage of Varso Place, Varso Tower, was delivered in 2022.
In one of the largest transactions on the Warsaw office market in recent months, HB Reavis has leased 18 floors (30,000 sqm) in the Forest skyscraper to Bank Pekao. The second-largest bank in Poland will become the main tenant of the building.
Penta Real Estate is planning a new development on the banks of the Danube in Bratislava. Therefore, the company has acquired land from HB Reavis with a total area of 85,000 sqm. The price of the transaction was not disclosed. The new acquisition was reported by news portal Trend, which is part of the NMH publishing house owned by Penta Investments.
HB Reavis has just obtained the occupancy permit for Forest tower, one of its flagship investments that is almost fully leased. With fit-out works now in progress in the 55,000 sqm Tower, the campus offers its full complement of 78,000 sqm GLA.
Sebastian Proć has been associated with HB Reavis for 13 years - from the beginning of the company's operations on the Polish real estate market, he held managerial positions, overseeing business development, acquisitions and development activities. Previously, he was associated with the DTZ consulting company, as well as Premiumred Real Estate Development (Investkredit / Volksbank group), Budimex Nieruchomości and Unikat Commercial Properties.
International sportswear brand Nike has chosen the Bonarka Shopping Centre in Kraków for the first location of its shop in the Nike Rise model. The retail space of the two-storey store is 1,000 sqm.
Poland's largest Monnari store has opened in the Serenada Centre in Krakow. The shop has an area of 605 sqm. Monnari is a Polish clothing brand. It has more than 200 stationary stores throughout Poland, as well as an online shop.
A McDonald's restaurant is joining the tenants of Nowa Sukcesja retail centre in Łódź. The 140 sqm restaurant will be located in the catering area, on the first floor.
GTC Group appoints two people to head up its shopping centres in Poland Anna Borecka will take over as director of Galeria Jurajska in Kraków. Meanwhile, Marek Ciszewski will take the helm at Galeria Północna in Warsaw.
Anna Bartoszewicz-Wnuk joins the Velis Real Estate Tech team as Head of Central & Eastern Europe and will be responsible for the company's development in the CEE markets.
DVM group, an integrated architectural and construction services provider is restructuring its design department. Ákos Csécsei has been appointed to head the architectural design department and Tímea Fekete-Tóth to lead the interior design department. The managers have grown with the company, with multiple projects to their name.
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