Maersk, one of the global transport and logistics leaders, has joined the group of tenants at 7R Park Łódź East I. The company will use 18,500 sqm of modern logistics and warehouse space with office facilities. Maersk will start its operations at 7R Park Łódź East I in June.
White Star Logistics, a joint venture between White Star Real Estate and Bain Capital Credit, will build a 30,000 sqm logistics and manufacturing park in Łodź. The complex will consist of two buildings, the first of which will be commissioned in the first half of 2023. This is another investment of White Star Logistics, which was announced in recent months - after warehouse parks in Raszyn, Nowy Konik and Toruń.
Within a month, BSH, the largest producer of home appliances in Europe, will be using over 12,000 sqm within Panattoni Park Business Center Łódź III. The building will be used for storing tumble dryer components. This far Panattoni has delivered three developments with a combined area of around 150,000 sqm for BSH. Moreover, as part of the CEL Hub, the developer has delivered Appliance Park for component suppliers that serve the BSH factory.
Panattoni will develop a third building for Media Expert within the Central European Logistics Hub in Łódź. At the end of January this year, the owner of the store chain was granted early access to the 80,000 sqm centre, which is to be combined with two other existing buildings to form a national distribution complex for Media Expert. All three buildings have a combined area of 233,000 sqm. As well as these buildings in the administrative capital of the region, the chain has also leased 23,000 sqm in Panattoni Park Stryków III.
Panattoni has begun constructing 8,700 sqm for InPost within the Central European Logistics Hub in Łódź. In 2021 alone, Panattoni completed logistics centres of nearly 100,000 sqm for InPost within eleven locations. Due to Panattoni’s completed projects both within city limits and on their borders, the end consumer receives quicker service including in small towns.
KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG has acquired the Fuzja Office I building in Łódź with around 22,000 square meters of rental space on behalf of a pan-European special AIF. The property is certified with the first-class sustainability rating "BREEAM Excellent" and is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2022. The seller of Fuzja Office I is Echo Investment S.A., one of the largest listed Polish property developers.
Echo Investment signed a preliminary sale agreement for three office buildings in Fuzja Łódź, that will be acquired for over €56.4 million by KGAL Group, an independent investment and asset manager. The buildings encompass 22,000 sqm of BREEAM-certified office space. They are a part of mixed-use Fuzja, a project revitalizing a post-industrial area of Łódź.
Castorama, Poland's largest chain of home improvement stores, selling construction and finishing products online and in 90 brick and mortar stores across the country, will move to 7R Park Łódź East I. The total area that the tenant will occupy is more than 36,000 sqm. In the lease process, Castorama was advised by JLL.
Panattoni is creating an alternative warehousing location to Łódź in Central Poland with the development of Panattoni Park Koluszki. The park is around 30 km from the administrative capital of the region and will eventually comprise around 40,000 sqm. Already around 60% of the space has been leased. The first tenant is cat and dog food producer PetRepublic, which moved into an area of 12,000 sqm in November this year. In the third quarter of 2022, Panattoni is to hand over around 13,400 sqm to automotive companies.
Elegance Decor, the home & deco company, has leased 400 sqm in Bucharest-based Equilibrium 1 for its new office. The building has a total leasable area of 20,700 sqm and was developed by Skanska.
Majorel Polska, an international outsourcing services provider has extendied a lease agreement for the next 2 years and leased additional 400 meters for a new project - IT Hub in recently modernised Globis Poznań by GTC. It now occupies 3 200 sqm of A-class workspace. CBRE has advised Majorel Polska on concluding the lease contract.
NEPI Rockcastle Poland has extended its office lease agreement and enlarged its premises in the Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 building in Warsaw city centre. The shopping centre owner and operator now occupies 1,500 sqm of offices in the building.
Tamás Kiss has joined Hungarian asset management company Diófa Alapkezelő Zt. and has been appointed deputy CEO. Previously he worked for several brokerage firms as a director of asset management and director of investment or compliance unit.
Tomasz Pietrzak, with MLP Group for more than five years, has been promoted to the position of Leasing Director Poland. Until recently responsible for the commercialisation of warehouse space in the Warsaw region, now he will manage leases across Poland.
Savills has hired Dušan Drábek who joins its industrial agency team with immediate effect. Based in Savills Prague office, the new Associate Director will work alongside the Head of Industrial Agency, Chris LaRue.
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