News Banks are more careful financing new projects

Banks are more careful financing new projects

by Ákos Budai
During the pandemic, banks continued to finance ongoing commercial real estate projects but they are more careful with financing new ones, looking for higher corporate credentials and imposing more restrictive conditions to fulfil. Monia Dobrescu, Partner at Romanian law firm Mușat & Asociații talked to Property Forum about the pandemic’s effects on client relationships and provided market insight from the legal advisor’s perspective.
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News Kinstellar sees a lot of liquidity on the market, expects new entries in SEE

Kinstellar sees a lot of liquidity on the market, expects new entries in SEE

by Property Forum
Last year, international law firm Kinstellar played a vital part in closing two of the largest transactions on the office market in Romania: Floreasca Park, sold to Resolution Property (member of the Fosun Group) and Zeus Capital for more than €100 million and two Class A office buildings owned by Skanska sold to S Immo for €97 million. This was in addition to a series of deals in logistics and other asset classes. Property Forum talked to Victor Constantinescu, Managing Partner of the Bucharest office and Co-Head of the firm-wide Real Estate Practice, about how the first year of the pandemic was and what’s next.
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News Can the permitting nightmare end for developers in Prague?

Can the permitting nightmare end for developers in Prague?

by Ákos Budai
The Czech Republic has one of the longest and most complicated building procedures in the world and is ranked 156 out of 190 countries observed by The World Bank. Fortunately for real estate developers, the situation is slowly changing. Erwin Hanslik MRICS, Partner and CEE Head of Real Estate at Taylor Wessing talked to us about the legal and regulatory challenges investors and developers need to face in the Czech Republic.
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News Has the Romanian market already cooled down?

Has the Romanian market already cooled down?

by Ákos Budai
2017 was an exceptional year for Romania, but the market looks a bit stagnant right now. Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa FRICS, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii talked to Property Forum about market dynamics, legal challenges and the impacts of technology.
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News Landlords have to raise the bar in Bucharest

Landlords have to raise the bar in Bucharest

by Ákos Budai
Development is booming in almost all segments of the Romanian market, but developers still need to overcome a number of legal and regulatory challenges before they can start building. Then, once construction is complete, they must realise that tenants have become more aware and more “choosey”. Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa, Partner at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații and Head of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group reviewed some of the issues that may arise when developing or leasing a new building in Romania.
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News Attracting innovative companies makes office buildings more attractive

Attracting innovative companies makes office buildings more attractive

by Ákos Budai
Modern technology has revolutionised the way we work and significantly altered the leasing process. Andrej Leontiev LL.M., Partner at Taylor Wessing analysed current trends on Bratislava’s office market from a legal perspective.
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Latest news

New leases

  • 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.
  • The Polish branch of German software developer SAP is to move into the 11th floor of the Varso Tower building in central Warsaw, where it will occupy almost 1,400 sqm.
  • Peakside Capital has signed a lease with DPD Polska for 7,000 sqm of cross-dock space at City Point Targówek. The complex is now undergoing a major redevelopment. It will eventually offer close to 100,000 sqm of commercial space, making it the largest urban logistics scheme in Warsaw.

New appointments

  • 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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