News MNB fund sells stake in Budapest development project

MNB fund sells stake in Budapest development project

by Property Forum
Optima Investment Ltd., which manages the assets of the Central Bank of Hungary’s Pallas Athené Foundation, has sold the majority stake of its Budapest development project, located on the Váci Road office corridor, to internationally-based Chi Fu Investment Group.
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News Persistently positive outlook on the Budapest market

Persistently positive outlook on the Budapest market

by Property Forum
Rents remained stable on the Budapest commercial property market in H1 2018, according to the last survey of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) and RICS. The typical yield level decreased by roughly 25 basis points to 6% for prime offices and 7.5% for industrial/logistics properties. Respondents anticipate an increase in demand for investments in most market segments for H2 2018, particularly in the case of prime office and industrial/logistics properties.
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News Rents increase by 15% in Budapest

Rents increase by 15% in Budapest

by Property Forum
The Central Bank of Hungary (MNB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors relaunched the questionnaire-based survey research on Budapest’s commercial real estate market, with the review period of H2 2017. Over the preceding two years the typical rent for commercial properties observed for most property types has increased by more than 15 percent until the end of the second half of 2017. Prime yields for the office market and shopping centres approached the historical minimum observed in 2007 with 10-25 basis points. Most of the survey respondents expect an increase in demand in both the investment and the tenant markets for commercial properties in the next 6 months, however, with regards the development activity, the majority of respondents foresee an unchanged level or a drop in demand for several types of property.
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New leases

  • The Change Lingerie brand opened its first shop in the Factory Gliwice outlet centre. The store occupies an area of approximately 100 sqm in the facility.
  • Another shop with a Modivo zone has opened in Pasaż Grunwaldzki in Wrocław. The new outlet occupies an area of 300 sqm.
  • Three new tenants have joined the ranks of the tenants of Bydgoszcz's CH Rondo retail centre. Gudi Home, Pink Box and Piekarnia Grochola Prawdziwy Chleb have signed agreements for premises with a total area of nearly 1,700 sqm.

New appointments

  • Florin Suicescu has been named COO of Forty Management. With over 30 years of management experience, he has held senior positions in real estate and hotel developments.
  • Daniel Rutkowski joined Walter Herz Investment Advisory Department, currently consisting of six people, and took the position of Development Manager. He will be responsible for searching for and acquiring investment projects, developing investment potential analysis and building the value of real estate.
  • Dariusz Proniewicz has joined MDC2's team of experts to take on the position of Development Director BTS, with responsibility for the development of BTS investments.


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