The third quarter of the year has slowed down in terms of investment activity in comparison with the previous quarter. Namely, the most sought-after segments have been office schemes and retail parks. Both domestic and foreign investors have been active, with a slightly higher provision of international capital since the beginning of the year, CBRE SEE reports.
The Czech Post (Česká pošta) has announced a tender for the main post office building at the corner of Politických vězňů and Jindřišská streets in Prague. The asking price is CZK 1.538 billion (€62.3 million) excluding VAT. The tender was preceded by an offer of the building to state institutions, which was not taken up. This is according to information from the Czech Post on its website, the ČTK news agency reports.
On the financing side, there is still demand for lending towards logistics. Maarten Otte, Head of Investor Relations at CTP, talked to Property Forum at Expo Real about financing conditions and the developer’s ambitious plans for the future.
Czech BHM group continues its purchases in Slovakia. This time, according to Seznamzpravy.cz, the holding bought a logistics and production complex called Trenčín Industrial Park used by automotive suppliers. The group did not publish the price of the transaction.
Most retailers want to attract customers in-store through omnichannel, while e-commerce is not meeting the expectations of food retailers, concluded speakers in the rediscovering retail panel of CEE Property Forum 2023, held in Vienna last month.
According to three independent sources of the daily e15, Microsoft will likely cancel its plans to build a data centre in Prague. "There is still some small hope, but it is more like wishful thinking on the part of the managers of Microsoft's domestic branch," one of the sources, who did not want to be named, described the project.
Negotiations with Indotek Group have resulted in the sale of 100% of the Hungarian activities of Nhood Services and Ceetrus Hungary to the Hungarian investment group, Nhood Hungary announced. It also confirmed that with this transaction Indotek has acquired a 47% stake in Auchan's Hungarian retail operations. Auchan has an extensive Hungarian network of 19 hypermarkets, 5 supermarkets, and 18 petrol stations.
It would be an unfavourable purchase, Prague councillors agreed in the case of the Jindřiška Tower, for which the Prague Archbishopric is demanding CZK 100 million (€4 million). This is twice as much as an expert's opinion, according to newstream.cz which commented on the original CTK report.
LG Electronics Romania has leased around 1,400 sqm in myhive S-Park office building that will serve as its new HQ. The lease contract runs through to 2029. The lease deal was brokered by SVN Romania. The building’s landlord is CPI Property Group.
Confectionery Batida has joined the tenants of the LIXA City Gardens retail concept that is being arranged in the LIXA office complex near the Daszyński Roundabout in Warsaw.
Vileda expanded its office located in MyHive IO-1 in Warsaw, owned by CPI Property Group, to 712 sqm. Przemysław Urbański from Avison Young Poland supported Vileda in the negotiation process.
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.
Romanian developer ARQA has named Alexandru Rădulescu as Chief Sales Officer. During his career, he has overseen the sale of 17 residential and mixed-use projects.
Multi Corporation appoints Ola Zajac as New Business Ventures Manager. Ola will be looking for new business expansion strategies and venture capital investment opportunities across Europe and will be based out of Lisbon.
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