ESON, a Taiwanese based company, put its mid-size production plan on the market. Located in the city of Partizánske, Western Slovakia, it offers approximately 7,000 sqm of industrial and warehouse space together with 3,000 sqm of office premises and accommodation facilities for employees. The production complex is situated less than 45 km away from the regional city of Nitra and Trenčín.
There was 689,800 sqm of storage and industrial space under construction at the end of Q3 2017. 44 % of that space is being delivered to the Greater Prague area. The Industrial Research Forum announced the preleminary industrial market figures for Q2 2017.
CTP acquired the ex-Nokia building in Komárom, Hungary. The 52,771 sqm property is located on a 137,001 sqm site in Komárom Industrial Park. The property was purpose built in three phases between 1999 and 2004 and was designed by Nokia for their specific use and requirements. The whole site comprises three main buildings and further technical facilities which support the operation of the factory.
Secure Property Development and Investment PLC, an SEE-focused property and investment company, announced the proposed acquisition of up to a 50% interest in a portfolio of fully let logistics properties in Romania. The so-called Olympians Portfolio comprises assets in Bucharest, Timisoara and Brasov. The gross asset value of the 100,000 sqm portfolio is approximately €50 million and there is a senior loan liability of approximately €30 million secured against the portfolio.
DHL Express recently moved into its new, tailor made warehouse of 6,000 sqm leased in Budapest Airport's new logistic facility built by Market Építő. Budapest Airport appointed CBRE Hungary for the construction management services.
The Czech industrial & logistics real estate market has changed beyond all recognition over the past five years, with the total stock of logistics and warehouse space rising 66% over the period, driven by strong growth in e-commerce and retail, according to Colliers International’s latest Czech Industrial & Logistics Market Barometer.
In the past 18 months, three major Chinese logistics providers leased almost 100,000 sqm of new warehouse premises, one of them being 68,000 sqm leasing agreement in VGP Park Jeneč signed by the company 4PX Express (logistics operator of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba). This transaction ranks among the largest single industrial transactions of this year. Chinese concentration on the Czech market is expected to continue as there are several other major transactions currently underway.
Labour force is the key factor for auto player’s location decision-making process - says Colliers International in its latest research. The auto producers and component suppliers sector is very important in CEE industrial and is growing. Auto exports ranged from 4.7% of total exports in 2015 in Bulgaria, upwards to 28.0% in Hungary and 34.6% in Slovakia, growing at a regionally-weighted annual rate of 7.4% in the period 2010-2015.
CTP is currently expanding three of its Slovakian industrial parks for three separate clients. The new developments in Bratislava, Nitra and Voděrady are due to be completed within the following months.
Document State Enterprise, based in Kiev, has opened a branch in Poland. The administrative unit, directly cooperating with the Ukrainian government, began its operations in a 600 sq m office in Blue Office in Warsaw.
Medicover will open its seventh Kraków medical centre in the Brain Park office complex. The centre will occupy more than 1,500 sqm of space at its new address in an investment being developed by Echo Investment.
PM Group, the manufacturer and distributor of technical products and accessories for heat-insulating carpentry, has leased 2,200 sqm for a new distribution centre in ELI Park 3. The project part of the ELI Park Bucharest North West hub is developed by Element Industrial.
Karol Milczarski has joined the ranks of Colliers Poland experts, taking up the position of Senior Associate in the Commercial Space Department. His main task is to comprehensively support clients in the process of acquiring attractive street locations not only on high streets, but also within densely populated residential districts.
Danubius Hotels has appointed Andrea Róna as Group Director of Development. She has decades of experience in hotel management and development as well as asset management. The expert will be responsible for the further expansion and development of the hotel chain.
Cushman & Wakefield promotes Petr Markvart, Head of Landlord Representation Services in the Office Agency team, to Partner.
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