The Center - West area (Politehnica, Orhideea, Cotroceni) has become the largest office hub in Bucharest, overtaking the Floreasca – Barbu Văcărescu submarket in Q1 2023, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. This area is set to maintain its leading position in the medium term, considering the current development pipeline in the city.
Romanian developer One United Properties has purchased 5 hectares of land in Bucharest for a new mixed-use development in a deal worth €35 million. The company plans to develop One Cotroceni Towers, which will have a gross development value in the range of €400 million.
Demand for office space in Bucharest was flat at 286,100 sqm in 2022 compared to the previous year, while the vacancy rate fell slightly to 12.54%. Demand was driven by the IT sector, which had a share of more than 25% of the office leasing market, according to JLL Romania.
Demand for new offices in Bucharest rose by 13% in 2022 compared to the previous year, with 332,922 sqm of spaces leased in the city during the past year, according to real estate consultancy Fortim Trusted Advisors.
Global Business Solutions (GBS), the largest shared services centre of the BAT group that serves BAT subsidiaries at a European and global level, will occupy an area of 10,500 sqm in One Cotroceni Park Phase 2. The lease transaction was brokered by Knight Frank Romania.
Romanian developer One United Properties has purchased Bucharest-based office project Eliade Tower from Eurobank Greece for €9.5 million. The building is located near the company’s mixed-use complex One Floreasca City.
Romanian developer One United Properties recorded revenues of 1.1 billion lei (€222 million) during 2021, up 105% year-on-year, while the gross profit expanded almost two-fold to 603.5 million lei (€122 million) over higher residential sales and increased rental income.
Romanian developer One United Properties recorded a record turnover of RON 627.7 million (€126.8 million) in the first nine months of the year, up 87% year-on-year, while the gross profit gained 186% y/y to RON 293.3 million (€48.3 million) on higher residential sales and increased occupancy rates in offices.
The Polish office of the international legal network Eversheds Sutherland will occupy the 18th and partly the 17th floor of the Widok Towers office building in the centre of Warsaw. It will take an area of over 1,400 sqm in the building, owned by Commerz Real fund.
The office space in Warsaw's PZO Factory (owned by White Star Real Estate) has been fully leased. The tenant of approximately 380 sqm on the ground floor of the PZO II building has become the medical company Affidea.
Cuponation GmbH will lease more than 200 sqm in the LIFE Building (formerly Atrium Tower) in Warsaw, which is owned by Austrian company VIG Fund (a part of Vienna Insurance Group). JLL is responsible for the commercialization process of the building. Tenant was represented by CBRE.
DLA Piper’s Prague office has appointed a Corporate partner with a focus on technology Tomáš Ščerba, Real Estate partner Michal Hink and Banking, Finance and Restructuring counsel Leo Javorek.
Following Magdalena Sekuła's resignation from the Supervisory Board of LPP, and the reduction of the number of Supervisory Board members below the statutory minimum, the Supervisory Board appointed Jagoda Piechocka as a Supervisory Board member.
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.
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