Romanian developer Iulius has signed a partnership with Oil Terminal, a public company owned by the state, for the urban regeneration of a 38-hectare land plot in Constanța. Iulius plans to invest more than €810 million in a large mixed-use scheme.
Alexandros Diamantis, Managing Director of Medcity spoke with Property Forum about the company’s investments in Romania that reached €30 million to date and the new cities that have potential for new healthcare real estate developments.
Romanian developer Iulius has announced plans for a new office building in the Palasi Iași complex. This will be the eight-office building in the complex that will be developed following an investment of around €40 million.
Romanian developer Iulius has inaugurated Palas Campus, the biggest office building in Romania with a total leasable area of 60,000 sqm, of which 54,000 sqm are offices and the rest retail premises. The project was completed in three years following an investment of more than €120 million.
Office leasing volumes in Timișoara amounted to 51,400 sqm during 2022, which was more than half of the total deals closed in regional cities. Iași and Cluj-Napoca were next with volumes of 26,700 sqm and 15,200 sqm, respectively, while in Brașov office leasing covered 5,900 sqm.
Romanian developer Iulius has signed a partnership with IFC, a World Bank member, in a move designed to create a decarbonation strategy for the whole property portfolio with a target to reach net zero on carbon emissions.
The modern office stock in regional Romanian cities is set to reach around 1.3 million sqm in the next five years if the planned projects spanning 275,000 sqm will be delivered in this period, according to a report by real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
Transactions of new office rental, relocation and pre-rental in Romania’s regional cities reached 70,393 sqm during 2022, which was 22% more than in 2021. Almost 90% of the lease deals were closed in cities that are university centres such as Iași, Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, according to a report by Fortim Trusted Advisors.
The real estate division of Rădăcini Group has purchased the Brico Depot DIY store in Iași for an undisclosed sum. The store has a sales area of approximately 8,000 sqm, with around 200 parking spaces and was opened in 2007 as a Praktiker brand.
iO Partners Serbia concluded its first office deal when Office Me, a coworking space, leased 1,100 sqm of office space in the Artklasa building in Belgrade.
With the support of Coreside Savills, video game development company Nordeus has decided to renew its lease for 6,100 square meters of office space within Green Heart Business Park, located in Belgrade.
Natura Bakery will lease almost 200 sqm of space on the ground floor of Poznan's Nowy Rynek E office building, developed by Skanska. The premises are scheduled to open in spring 2024.
As of December 2023, Dorota Lachowska has joined the market research team at Knight Frank Poland as director of the department.
MLP Group is strengthening its sales team in Poland with the appointment of Przemysław Fijałkowski as Leasing Manager responsible for the lease of space in projects located in southern Poland.
Axi Immo is developing its Capital Markets Department. As of November 2023, Jakub Grabara was appointed as Associate Director in the Capital Markets Department. He will be responsible for transactional services, i.e., acquiring, purchasing, and selling commercial real estate.
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