The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €125 million loan with Umicore, a Belgian-based global materials technology and recycling group, to finance part of the greenfield production facility for cathode materials in Nysa, Southwestern Poland. The cathode materials will be supplied to battery manufacturers of high-tech lithium-ion batteries that are primarily used in electric vehicles.
Governments continue to come up with measures to help stabilize the economy. Property Forum collected the latest efforts by CEE governments to rescue businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus crisis.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, most CEE/SEE countries have introduced similar moratoria provisions to the Hungarian regulations, but there are several countries that have not yet taken this step. With the help of Dr. Gergely Szalóki, Partner at Schönherr Hetényi Law Firm, we provide an overview of the regulation of these regions' countries in respect of moratoria of bank loans.
HB Reavis has secured a €162 million loan from a consortium of four banks – Santander Bank Polska, Bank Pekao S.A., PKO Bank Polski S.A. and BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. – for the construction of its 78,000 sqm Forrest office campus in Warsaw.
Globalworth has signed a preliminary sale and purchase agreement with Cavatina Holdings SA to acquire two office developments in Poland, in Warsaw and Krakow, on their completion scheduled for Q1 2020. The maximum transaction consideration for the two assets has been set at €185 million, with the final consideration to be determined on their leasing status at completion and after customary deductions.
Dentons advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisen Bank SA in connection with a €34 million facility agreement granted to VGP Park Timisoara SRL to refinance an industrial project, including four prime logistic buildings in Timis, Romania.
HB Reavis has received a new syndicated loan from Erste Group and Raiffeisen Bank International Group (RBI Group) for the construction and development of Agora Budapest. The recently signed facility amount of €140 million makes it one of the largest in the Hungarian real estate sector. The financing club is led by Erste Group as book-runner and facility agent. Erste Group and RBI Group will finance the Agora Budapest project with equal parts.
Following the financing agreements worth €51 million announced in January, Hungarian residential property developer, Cordia has signed further loan agreements worth €86.6 million. Futureal Group’s subsidiary has concluded the recent contracts with OTP Bank, Takarék Group and Sberbank in order to finance its 5 residential property projects in Budapest.
HB Reavis has received a syndicated loan of €175 million for the construction of the Nivy Station project in Bratislava. The loan is processed through a bank consortium of UniCredit Bank, Tatra banka, ČSOB and HYPO-BANK Burgenland, the transaction agent is UniCredit Bank. HB Reavis utilised the first part of the loan in December of 2018.
A Polish logistics company has leased 1,500 sqm of warehouse and office space at MLP Business Park Poznań. MLP Group, the developer and owner of the urban logistics park, is to revitalise an old warehouse building that will be customised for the tenant. This facility should be ready at the beginning of Q4 2021.
Adara, a supplier of ingredients for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, has leased 800 sqm of warehouse and office space in 7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I. The tenant was represented during the lease negotiations by real estate advisory firm Cresa.
A Polish IT company, STM Cyber Sp. z o.o. decided to lease over 300 sqm in the Business Garden office complex in Warsaw. The tenant was represented in the negotiation process by AXI IMMO. The owner of the complex is Vastint.
Karolina Furmańska has joined the Consulting & Research team of Cushman & Wakefield Poland as a Senior Residential Analyst with responsibility for advisory to PRS clients. Prior to joining C&W, she was a member of JLL’s Living Investment Team, which was responsible for transaction advisory comprising rental apartments, purpose-built student accommodation, co-living and other income-producing assets in the residential sector.
JLL Hungary has appointed Balázs Agócs as Workplace Strategy Director from April 2021. JLL will expand not only with another leadership position but also with the Workplace Solutions service line. In his new role, Balázs will help JLL's customers to make faster and more efficient workplace- and real estate strategy decisions. He will closely cooperate with the teams of Tenant Representation and Project & Development Services.
Razvan Botezatu has been named Operations Manager of Romanian real estate developer Nordis Group. He will oversee the development strategy of the company. He has 10 years' worth of experience in the corporate sector. The group develops luxury residential and hotel projects in Bucharest and regional cities.
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