Romanian developer One United Properties has sold Bucharest-based One North Gate, an office building spanning 4,500 sqm with an occupancy rate of 80%, to Element Investiții Imobiliare, owned by domestic investors, in a deal worth €6 million.
Romanian developer One United Properties recorded a turnover of €89.3 million in Q1 2023, up 27% compared to the same period of last year, while the net profit more than doubled to €30.8 million in the first quarter over higher residential sales and growing rental income.
Romanian investors have made real estate acquisitions worth €1.1 billion in the last 5 years, having a share of 28% in the investment volume recorded in this period, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
Romanian developer One United Properties says its consolidated turnover rose by 4% year-on-year to €235.4 million in 2022, while its gross profit fell 5% to €116.2 million over higher investment activity.
Zuzanna Kurek, Investor Relations Manager and ESG Committee Member of One United Properties, spoke with Property Forum about the ESG agenda of the Romanian developer and its role in growing the value of the company. Moreover, she also discussed how sustainability is becoming a strategic element in the developer’s negotiations for funding with banks and capital market investors.
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.
While the overall value of land transactions in Romania totalled €450 million during 2022, two-thirds of the traded volume was generated in Bucharest, mostly in the residential segment, according to Colliers Romania.
Romanian developer One United Properties has obtained the building permit for One Lake District, a large-scale sustainable residential development with 2,076 apartments in Bucharest. The project has a gross development value of around €337.7 million.
Coci E-Motion, a Polish electric bicycle manufacturer, leased over 4,200 square meters of space within City Logistics Warsaw IV in Annopol by Pannatoni. Cushman & Wakefield advised Coci E-Motion during the negotiations.
Another brand from the CCC Group portfolio has joined the tenants of Galeria Sudecka in Jelenia Góra. The new CCC store will occupy 725 sqm of space. Customers can also do their shopping at the new Rossmann drugstore (450 sqm).
The EPP-owned Galaxy shopping centre in Szczecin is strengthening its offer by developing its partnership with HalfPrice. The relaunched showroom now has a wider assortment and larger floor space - about 3,200 sqm.
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.
Karol Czupryński has joined the management board of Empik. He will take the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Czupryński has previously worked at Allegro, Procter & Gamble and Boston Consulting Group, among others.
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