Despite its unique nature, 2020 brought twice as many new offices in Warsaw as the previous year. Thanks to the high activity of developers, there is already a total of over 12 million sqm of office space in the largest cities in Poland. This year, the leaders of the real estate development market announce further completions of large investments. The companies implementing office projects throughout the country plan to commission up to 800 thousand sqm of new space.
Atenor has signed an agreement relating to the acquisition of another plot in District XI of Budapest, under 20 Hengermalom Road, with an area of 8,326 sqm. The plot is next to Atenor’s planned project, BakerStreet, and similarly, a Class A+ office building will be developed on it as Phase II of BakerStreet.
In 2020, demand for office space in regional cities was 16% lower compared to 2019, the vacancy rate increased by 3.2 pp and the volume of office space under construction is at its lowest in about five years. Advisory firm JLL summarizes the situation in the Polish office market at the end of 2020.
Ghelamco has started preparations for the construction of The Bridge skyscraper. The building will stand at the intersection of Towarowa and Grzybowska streets, next to Plac Europejski (European Square) in Warsaw.
CBRE, which has been managing the 22,805 sqm Visionary office building in Prague 7 for CA Immo for two years, has received a mandate to manage the Austrian company’s remaining office portfolio in the Czech Republic.
Skyliner, one of the highest office towers in Warsaw developed by Karimpol, has obtained an occupancy permit. The skyscraper was designed by APA Wojciechowski. Tenants will start moving into the building in the first half of 2021.
Tenant activity in 2020 was 31% lower than in 2019, with developers being much more cautious about launching new developments than in previous years. As a result, this could lead to a supply gap in the Warsaw market. Advisory firm JLL summarizes the Warsaw office market at the end of 2020.
Gross take-up on the Prague office market in Q4 2020 amounted to 98,700 sqm, representing a 17.6% increase on the previous quarter but a 33% decrease in a year-on-year comparison. The Prague Research Forum announced the office market figures for Q4 2020.
Echo Investment has leased 8,500 sqm of commercial space to the Kaufland chain in the shopping center at Opieńskiego Street. The store will be opened in April 2021.
Barbora, the owner of the e-grocery store Barbora.pl, has leased 6,000 sqm of warehouse and office space in Ożarów II Logistics Centre. The tenant was represented during the transaction process by Cushman & Wakefield.
The Wola Center office building has two new tenants. Instytut Monitorowania Mediów will take 900 sqm and Moovin, interior finishing company leased 300 sqm. Both deals were signed for 5 years. Wola Center is owned by Hines Polska.
Olga Szczęsna has joined JLL Poland's Office Agency Department, where she has taken up the position of director. Olga will be responsible for the commercialization of buildings from the Patrizia portfolio, including N21, Metron and G9, as well as the Central Point building, currently under construction in the centre of Warsaw.
JLL Romania consolidates its industrial team by recruiting Ciprian Sîrbu in order to provide Supply Chain services on the local market. Ciprian Sîrbu has over 10 years of experience in logistics, e-commerce, and industrial supply chain, completed by 7 years in which he worked in the IT field. His role within JLL is to provide advice to customers in streamlining the supply chain like the need for such services increases.
Simona Costache has joined Romanian developer One United Properties as Executive Director, Residential Sales. With 15 years of experience in real estate, Simona has been involved in sales, rental and facility management for residential developers in Bucharest.
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