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News Váci 1 building opens in Budapest
02
Jun
2016

Váci 1 building opens in Budapest

by Ákos Budai
Horizon Development’s re-conceptualized historic building Váci 1 in Downtown Budapest has fully opened. The 13,750 sqm UNESCO World Heritage listed neo-classicist palace - constructed between 1911 and 1915 - is home to the newest flagship store of H&M.
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News The Olympics are turning Budapest upside down
26
May
2016

The Olympics are turning Budapest upside down

by Ákos Budai
The fact that Budapest is competing for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics has now Been decided, as the capital submitted the initial application materials in the middle of February. The next big question is, will the choice of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) really fall on Budapest, and if so, will the city manage to prepare for the games in time and in a sustainable manner.
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News Hungary continues to be the most confident CEE market
25
May
2016

Hungary continues to be the most confident CEE market

by Ákos Budai
According to the latest RICS Commercial Property Monitor, occupier and investment sentiment continues to be broadly positive in Central and Eastern Europe for Q1 2016. Sentiment in both the Occupier and Investment markets registered a positive value across Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. At the same time RICS has published its Croatia Commercial Property Monitor for the first time.
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News Investors still seem to favour Poland within CEE
17
May
2016

Investors still seem to favour Poland within CEE

by Ákos Budai
According to Cushman & Wakefield, strong investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania continued in the first quarter of 2016, with EUR 1.4 billion invested. The slight decrease in transaction volume of 5% compared to the corresponding period of 2015 was smaller than the 14% fall recorded for Europe overall. Q1 activity was also above the long-run average of EUR 1.2 billion since 2007.
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News TriGranit posts its Q1 2016 results
13
May
2016

TriGranit posts its Q1 2016 results

by Ákos Budai
TriGranit has started its first year backed with a new owner, TPG Real Estate. In Q1 2016, new leases and renewal agreements reached 25,777 sqm GLA, the average occupancy rate is over 95% in TriGranit managed assets and the company has 20,000 sqm GLA office development in progress. Due to the strong performance of the BPO sector in the region, the company plans further office developments in the near future in each of its core countries: Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. 
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News Budapest must prove itself again as a core CEE market
04
May
2016

Budapest must prove itself again as a core CEE market

by Ákos Budai
2015 has proven to be a turning point for both the Hungarian commercial property market and for Cushman & Wakefield, which has merged with DTZ. Adrian Limp MRICS, Head of Valuation & Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield Hungary talked to us about valuation practices in a recovering market.
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News OTP REIF acquires a logistics centre in Győr
28
Apr
2016

OTP REIF acquires a logistics centre in Győr

by Ákos Budai
OTP Real Estate Investment Fund has acquired a 30-thousand-square-metre logistics property within the Industrial Park of Győr. The purchase is part of a portfolio optimization strategy, by which the Fund aims to increase the yields of the OTP Real Estate Investment Fund.
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News Vacancy further decreases on the Budapest industrial market
22
Apr
2016

Vacancy further decreases on the Budapest industrial market

by Ákos Budai
The vacancy rate on the Budapest industrial market declined 2 percentage points to a level below 10%. The Budapest Research Forum has published its Q1 2016 industrial market snapshot.
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News Wizz Air Hungary moves into new office building
21
Apr
2016

Wizz Air Hungary moves into new office building

by Ákos Budai
Wizz Air Hungary Kft., the largest low-cost airline in CEE moved its Budapest headquarters to Laurus Offices in mid-March 2016. Wizz Air is renting nearly 3,200 square meters of office space in building B of the complex, which was developed by Erste Group Immorent Kft., an affiliate of Austria-based Erste Group.
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News Hungary lifts ban on Sunday shopping
18
Apr
2016

Hungary lifts ban on Sunday shopping

by Ákos Budai
On 11th April, the Hungarian government announced their proposal for parliament to abolish the standing law regarding Sunday closing for retail units. The proposal has already passed through voting in the Parliament on 12th April, theoretically allowing stores to open from Sunday, 17 April 2016. The decision comes little more than a year after the legislation came into effect in March 2015, and is likely a direct consequence of recent developments having paved the way for a referendum on the widely criticized policy. According to CBRE’s experience this is a highly appreciated change in legislation by the industry. 
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Latest news


New leases

  • Business Services Center, a networking organisation for Polish entrepreneurs under the banner of BNI, BNI+ and Corporate Connections, has joined the group of tenants in the DL Tower building in Katowice. The company will occupy a space of 240 sqm.
  • Logistics operator CAT LC will occupy 9,000 sqm of space at the Śląskie Centrum Logistyczne Sosnowiec III. The company is part of the international Groupe CAT.
  • Intense Group has joined the group of tenants at the Vinci Office Centre. The Polish manufacturer and supplier of IT solutions will occupy approximately 700 sqm of space in the Kraków facility.

New appointments

  • STERENN, a consultancy firm specializing in hospitality market entry and real estate asset sourcing, proudly announces the addition of Bryan Wilson to its Advisory Board. Bryan Wilson brings a wealth of expertise in real estate transactions, particularly within the hospitality sector. He co-founded Wilsons, a prominent law firm in Prague, and is a UK-registered lawyer and now heads up the CEE region for DUAL Asset, transactional risk insurers.
  • MLP Group’s management team has added new members - Katarzyna Misztal (Leasing Manager), Paweł Reszczyński (Senior Land Acquisition Manager), Zuzanna Pukaluk , Mateusz Sobczak (both a Project Managers) and Szymon Grochowski ( Land Acquisition Manager). In their new roles, they will be entrusted with land acquisition and preparation for upcoming projects, oversight over construction and project work, space commercialisation and tenant relationships.
  • Zuzanna Paciorkiewicz, PhD, has been appointed as Head of Asset Services CEE at Cushman & Wakefield following her tenure as Co-Head with Ondřej Fukal.

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