As we are seeing a slowing down of new office projects across Budapest and the region, occupancy has emerged as ‘king’, while energy efficiency has become the number one priority for both landlords and tenants. Property Forum asked Jake Lodge, Principal at Avison Young in Hungary about his view on the major changes in the local office market and the way landlords and tenants try to overcome mounting difficulties.
Czech investor Investika has quickly become one of the largest players in the local market and has already expanded internationally. The company is currently preparing two transactions in Warsaw and has its sights set on other EU countries, says Petr Čížek, CEO of Investika, in an interview with Property Forum.
Bidrento is an Estonian-based developer of software for landlords and property management companies to easily manage residential rentals, co-living, student housing and commercial real estate portfolios. Taavo Annus, CEO of the company talked to Property Forum about the latest trends in proptech development, war-related challenges and plans for the new year.
Angelika Cieślowska, President of the Management Board of KB DORACO, one of the largest Polish construction companies, talked to Property Forum about the impact of the war in Ukraine on the construction industry, high prices of energy and raw materials and the possible scenarios of market development.
The Czech industrial market has proven that it is resilient to unfavourable economic factors and therefore it will logically remain a popular asset class that is not at risk of decline. Pavel Sovička, Managing Director of Panattoni in the Czech Republic talked to Property Forum about nearshoring, rising construction costs, changing tenant demand and all other factors that are contributing to rental growth.
Consumer behaviour is changing and shoppertainment is a big opportunity to continue to generate engagement and drive loyalty. Outlet centres can offer a wide range of branded goods and a variety of excitement for the whole family in our turbulent times, Csaba Imre, Country Manager of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, the operator of Premier Outlet Centre in Biatorbágy, Hungary explains in our latest interview.
Josef Wiedermann, Managing Director of UBM Development Czechia talked to Property Forum about recent changes, ESG strategies and provided insight into the company’s ambitious plans for becoming the largest developer of timber buildings in Europe.
Service providers, including international property agencies, are bound to adjust their services to the rapidly changing demand from occupiers, developers and investors. Property Forum asked Kata Mazsaroff, the recently appointed Managing Director of Colliers Hungary to unveil her expectations about the commercial real estate market in the region and in Hungary in particular.
Magdalena Bartkiewicz-Podoba, CEO, Liebrecht & wooD Poland talked to Property Forum about their newest large-scale, mixed-use investment in Warsaw, revitalization-related challenges and creating a valuable urban fabric.
Kamil Kowa, Member of the Board and Head of the Corporate Finance & Valuation Department at Savills Poland, talked to Property Forum about the current slowdown in the Polish residential market, PRS funds' expansion and the forecast for private student accommodation in that country.
The dental network of the LUX MED Group will open its centre in the Supersam in Katowice. The new facility will occupy nearly 500 sqm.
Canon and NDI Oddział Południe will occupy a total of several hundred square metres in the DL Tower office building in Katowice. The building is owned by DL Invest Group.
Genuine Parts Company signed a multi-year lease for office space in Kraków's Lubicz Park B building. The company’s new location, which will serve as the headquarters of GPC Global Technology Center, will occupy one-and-a-half floors (1,500 sqm in total). JLL Poland took part in lease negotiations and is overseeing the technical side of the GPC office construction process.
CPI Property Group is expanding its retail leasing department. Dariusz Kafara has been appointed as the new Leasing Manager. At the Warsaw branch of the company, Dariusz is responsible for maintaining the maximum level of commercialisation in two retail park chains from the group's portfolio - CityMarket and STOP SHOP.
Brian Nyeng Olesen, formerly head of commercial at the Salling Group, has been appointed as the new managing director of Netto Polska. The position was previously held by Hugo Mesquita.
M Core appoints Magdalena Kowalewska as the new Chief Operating Officer at LCP Properties, Poland. This comes at the same time that Krystian Modrzejewski has accepted a post as the Group Head of Expansion for Poland, where he will be responsible for realising the opportunity for land and asset acquisition in aid of portfolio growth. LCP Properties Poland is part of the M Core group, which brings together family-owned companies that invest in and manage real estate. It comprises LCP, Proudreed, Sheet Anchor, GIPAM and Evolve Estates.
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