Hungarian developer Futureal and MKB Bank have signed a loan agreement for nearly €50 million (approx. HUF 17 billion) to finance the third phase of its Budapest ONE office park project. The final phase of the office complex will be completed in the second half of 2022.
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided an investment loan facility and a VAT facility totalling €90 million to GreenOak Europe Core Plus Logistics, a fund managed by BentallGreenOak (BGO). The fund will utilise the proceeds for the acquisition financing of a logistics portfolio in Poland. pbb acted as arranger and sole lender under the facilities.
Hannes Wimmer, Executive Director, Loan Syndication at Erste Group Bank AG talked to Property Forum about the segments driving the property investment market and the funding focus of banks on sustainable projects. He reveals that compared to Western Europe, the CEE region is lagging a bit when it comes to financing sustainable projects, but big changes can be expected during the next 6 to 12 months.
The residential sector has proven its resilience during the pandemic and housing accounts for 69% (over €20 billion) of the loans granted to Romanians, according to a report by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).
Murapol has restructured its existing debt and obtained a new loan from mBank and Bank Pekao in the amount of PLN 350 million. The developer is implementing a plan to rationalize the financing structure and to support the sustainable development of nationwide operations.
Wood & Company has obtained a loan of €229.5 million, one of the highest amounts in the Slovak real estate market, to refinance the debt of the Aupark shopping centre in Bratislava. The financing will be provided by several European banking groups, all of which have operated historically in Slovakia.
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb) and Helaba have jointly underwritten an investment facility, totalling €130 million to refinance “Dock In Office Park” (4 buildings) in Prague for Crestyl Group. pbb and Helaba are acting as joint lead arrangers providing equal portions of the funding. pbb also acted as facility and security agent of the transaction.
In early May, developer Mint Investments began preparatory works on the Metropolis residential project in the centre of Bratislava. Local lender Tatra banka has been selected by the company to provide a loan of €42 million for the construction of the project. The planned completion date of the project is Q4 2023.
From March 2022, Skyliner will become the new headquarters of the Polish branch of Colonnade. The insurer will occupy the area of 1,500 sq m. The company operates in the field of “non-life” insurance products for corporate and individual clients.
108 Agency Hungary has mediated a lease of 5,000 sqm for Citronex at WLP Budapest East Business Park. Citronex is a Polish family company that has been on the market since 1988, setting the highest standards in many diverse industries.
108 Agency Slovakia has secured a lease of 3,392 sqm for a confidential client in the Plus Centrum office building located in Bratislava.
Diófa Fund Management has appointed Gábor Pozsgai as the company's new advisor to the Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the development and efficient operation of the sales strategy framework.
Colliers Poland is developing its Workplace Innovation department – Karolina Dudek, PhD has just joined the team as Associate Director. She will use her skills in organisational diagnosis, knowledge of research methodology and design management expertise to support the shaping of sustainable work environments.
Cromwell Property Group has appointed Piotr Goździewicz as senior investment manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for executing a variety of investment strategies of Cromwell and its capital partners in the region with a focus on Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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