Codic Hungary is embarking on the revitalisation of several listed buildings and their surroundings at Budapest’s Margit Boulevard. The developer plans to preserve the architectural values of a listed school building, a neglected listed building block and revive the surrounding green areas.
New Work, a CEE-based flexible office space provider, launches its Series C capital increase. Its business focus will be on the development of services that address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transport company BHS Trans is to build a new logistics warehouse centre on 10,000 square metres in Debrecen, Eastern Hungary. The warehouse is part of a HUF 7.5 billion investment project, which the state supported with a HUF 3.4 billion grant. The facility will go into operation in early 2021 and the project is to create 165 new jobs.
GalCap Europe, a real estate asset and investment manager specializing in Austria and Central Europe, has acquired another asset in Budapest for a German pension fund’s portfolio. The Rumbach Center office building now expands the existing CEE portfolio within the investor's specialized fund structure, which is under the administration of 2IP Institutional Investment Partners. It was sold by Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group, one of the MENA region’s most respected conglomerates with interests in hospitality, automotive, real estate and education. The deal was brokered by Colliers in Hungary.
Belgian developer Atenor announced the launch of BakerStreet, its fourth project in Budapest. Atenor acquired a 5,711 sqm plot of land located at 18 Hengermalom Road in district XI of Budapest in July 2019 in order to develop a new Class A+ green office project of nearly 18,000 sqm.
Allianz Real Estate has purchased the Eiffel Square office building in central Budapest from Hungary’s Green Real Estate Development Investment Fund, managed by Equilor Fund Management, in an off market-deal facilitated by JLL. The transaction was signed in May and closed in early June. Even if several investment transactions were derailed by the Q2 lockdown in Hungary, the transaction progressed in line with the original time frame.
There were 8,400 residential property deals made in Hungary in May 2020, according to the latest monthly transaction estimate by real estate group Duna House. Although still 38% lower compared to last May, the monthly figure looks much healthier than in April.
Knight Frank has been present in Hungary since 2018, mostly focusing office leasing – a process that will significantly be impacted by COVID-19. Erika Lóska, Head of Office Division at Knight Frank Hungary and Colin Fitzgerald, Partner International Occupier Services at Knight Frank London talked to Property Forum about the company’s plans for Hungary and how COVID-19 could change the occupier services sector.
The competition authorities of Poland, Hungary and Serbia have all granted consent for Optimum Ventures Private Equity Fund’s takeover of a majority shareholding (61.49%) in Globe Trade Centre S.A., a Polish company trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The fifth, 25,053 sqm building (Building F) of the Váci Greens office complex, already having a 67% occupancy rate, has received the occupancy permit. The first tenants are going to move in in June. Located in the heart of the Váci Corridor, the hand-over of the sixth and last building of the office campus, Building E will take place in September 2020. Thus, the development of Váci Greens will be finished by Belgian developer Atenor this year.
Orbico, an European FMCG distributor, has extended its lease agreement for 1,030 sqm of office space in building B of ISOC-owned Silesia Business Park in Katowice. The tenant was represented by real estate advisory firm Cresa Poland.
Impact Developer & Contractor Romania announced the opening of an office in Iasi, in Moldova Center and the fifth one locally. The company will soon launch construction works on the Greenfield Copou residential project in the city.
The American insurance company Massachusetts Mutual Life (MassMutual) rented 1,700 sqm offices in Record Park in Cluj-Napoca, developed by Speedwell. The 15,000 sqm project reached an occupancy rate of 94%.
JLL Romania consolidates its industrial team by recruiting Ciprian Sîrbu in order to provide Supply Chain services on the local market. Ciprian Sîrbu has over 10 years of experience in logistics, e-commerce, and industrial supply chain, completed by 7 years in which he worked in the IT field. His role within JLL is to provide advice to customers in streamlining the supply chain like the need for such services increases.
Simona Costache has joined Romanian developer One United Properties as Executive Director, Residential Sales. With 15 years of experience in real estate, Simona has been involved in sales, rental and facility management for residential developers in Bucharest.
Penta Investments has appointed three new Partners. Fabrice Dumontheil, Václav Jirků and Marián Slivovič have become co-owners and leaders of Penta. Fabrice Dumontheil has been with Penta since 2012. He is the CFO of the entire group, responsible for the strategic financial management of Penta group as well as for group IT strategy. Václav Jirků will be responsible for managing the healthcare investment portfolio as well as the international network of Dr.Max pharmacies. Marián Slivovič will primarily cover Penta's investments in banking and Slovalco, as well as in media projects in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
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