Iulius Company is starting the construction works for Palas Campus in Iași, an investment upwards of €120 million. This will be one of the largest office buildings in Romania in terms of its total area, adding up to more than 60,000 sqm leasable space and it will consolidate the city centre as a destination that supports the evolution of local entrepreneurship and creative industries.
Fab Lab Iași has started setting-up its second co-working location in Iași, in partnership with BCR and Modex. Located on the 7th floor of the Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) building, in the Podu Roș area, this new space covers 250 square meters.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded United Business Center 5 (UBC 5), a Class A office building and part of the office component of Palas Iași mixed-use project, the LEED Gold certification in line with the LEED 2009 international standard for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance.
Automotive parts supplier Continental Romania is investing €27 million to expand its office building in Iasi. The new building will have eight floors and a total built-up area of over 21,000 square metres. Completion of the project is scheduled for March 2020.
The accelerated economic development of the major regional cities in Romania is beginning to influence their real estate market as well. According to Colliers International, there are strong arguments to support the increased interest in office leasing and the strong investment potential, so cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi or Brasov can offer an alternative to Bucharest.
M7 Real Estate has completed the letting of a 1,025 sqm retail unit at the newly refurbished Csillag Center in Budapest to Polish fashion brand, Sinsay, on behalf of M7 CEREF I.
Insurer Euroins Romania has leased 2,500 sqm in J8 Office Park, the project developed by Portland Trust in northern Bucharest. The office building with a total leasable area of 44,000 sqm will be delivered later this month.
The PYC-SPORT company, a producer and distributor of professional sports equipment, has decided to lease over 3,000 sqm of warehouse and office space in the Panattoni Park Business Center Łódź II. AXI IMMO was advising the tenant in the negotiation process.
Silviana Petre Badea has been named Deputy Head of CEE Capital Markets at real estate consultancy JLL. At the same time, she will hold the role of Managing Director of JLL Romania.
Adrian Bojczuk has joined Tétris' Polish office to take on the newly created position – EMEA Investors and Landlords Client Development Director. He will work closely with the management and business development teams in each country, as well as with the JLL Investor team in EMEA.
Savills has strengthened its Office Agency in Poland with the appointment of Marcin Sabowicz and its Industrial Agency with Adam Włochyński.
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