Total leasing activity throughout 2020 on the Budapest industrial/logistics market amounted to 537,900 sqm, marking a 29% increase from the previous year and the second-highest annual volume on record. The Budapest Research Forum published its quarterly industrial/logistics market analysis.
European logistics real estate markets have not suffered last year from the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to fast-growing e-commerce and higher inventory levels of producers, the total expected take-up in 11 European countries of 23.6 million sqm for 2020 is only 3% down compared with the record year 2019. The forecasts for this year are even better with an expected take-up of 27 million sqm – an increase of 14%. Particularly large logistics real estate markets like Germany, France, the Netherlands and Poland are expected to grow substantially.
Panattoni has bought an 8.2-hectare site in the Annopol neighbourhood of Warsaw to develop City Logistics Warsaw IV, featuring approx. 40,000 sqm. The facility’s location, next to the S8 route, will ensure efficient domestic and international transport. There will also be a tram terminal in the direct vicinity of the building. City Logistics Warsaw IV is the sixth project of this formula in Warsaw.
The developers of logistics and industrial spaces maintained their investment plans and delivered 600,000 sqm of new warehouses last year, according to JLL Romania data. Most of them were delivered in Bucharest and the surrounding area, with 80% of the total.
Macromex, the leader in the temperature-controlled products segment, is building its second warehouse in Chitila, near Bucharest. The investment amounts to €15 million and will be financed from own sources, but also from a loan from Alpha Bank Romania, the company announced.
The end of 2020 saw the completion of an investment transaction that will enable the future development of one of the largest logistics parks in the Czech Republic on the extensive land surrounding the D5 motorway near Pilsen. CBRE prepared and managed the disposal process on behalf of the Icelandic asset manager Kaupthing. CBRE in addition to advising on the sale, also assisted with land due diligence, feasibility study and provided technical advisory. The new owner of the land is retail chain Lidl.
The Industrial Agency of Colliers International Czech Republic completed the signature of a 15,688 sqm lease agreement for a German multinational engineering and technology company for industrial premises at CTPark Bor.
CTP is expanding its industrial park north of the Serbian capital, CTPark Belgrade North, following the purchase of a 28,500 sqm warehouse and adjacent land for further development from Austrian-based real estate developer Eyemaxx. As a result, the overall capacity of CTPark Belgrade North now stands at 50,000 sqm, with the landbank enabling to achieve about 115,000 sqm of leaseable space at the location.
In response to growing demand for logistics space on the domestic market, ConvergenCE has prepared a ready-made product in Tárnok, Hungary where the construction of an 8,000 sqm logistics hall can be started immediately.
COS – Corporate Office Solutions Romania leased 4,000 sqm in Miro Office Bucharest, developed by Speedwell. A co-working space will be organised in the newly rented space.
108 Agency Slovakia has secured the lease of 510 sqm for our client Goldman Systems. Their new premises will take place in River Park Bratislava.
108 Agency has mediated a 9,000 sqm lease extension for global logistics company Expeditors at SEGRO Logistics Park Prague.
Michał Baranowski joined the tenant representation team at the Office Agency of BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland. Michał has over 15 years of experience working for some of the largest Polish and international office furniture manufacturers.
Alexander Rafajlovič has joined CA Immo as Head of Market Research & Data Analytics. Based in Prague, he and his team will be responsible for coordinating, structuring, and analyzing all macro and market-related data across the region, as well as tracking, analysing and interpreting trends affecting CA Immo’s business, both for future investment and development opportunities, as well as the existing portfolio. He previously worked as Partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s CEE Capital Markets team.
Tomasz Czuba has joined the Management Board of JLL Poland and has been appointed Head of Office Agency and Tenant Representation.
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