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22
Sep
2016

TriGranit sells Bonarka City Center

by Ákos Budai
TriGranit has completed the sale of Bonarka City Center (BCC) in Krakow to Rockcastle, a property company specializing in retail centres in Central and Eastern Europe. TriGranit, which is owned by TPG Real Estate and was the developer of the shopping centre, will remain the property manager for two years. In addition to managing BCC, TriGranit will remain active in Krakow and is currently developing three office buildings in the ‘Bonarka for Business’ (B4B) area.
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22
Sep
2016

Three banks provide €163m refinancing for Rockcastle in Poland

by Ákos Budai
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba and ING Bank have jointly underwritten an investment facility, totalling €163.6 million, to refinance Karolinka, Pogoria and Platan Shopping Centres in Poland. The assets are owned by Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited. The transaction closed in September 2016. pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba and ING Bank are acting as Joint Lead Arrangers providing equal portions of the funding, with pbb acting as facility and security agent of the transaction. 
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15
Sep
2016

Neinver to manage new Bydgoszcz mall

by Ákos Budai
Neinver, a Spanish developer, investor, property and fund manager, has entered into an agreement with Carrefour Polska to manage the Metropolitan Outlet in Bydgoszcz. The outlet centre, scheduled to open in spring 2018 will be the first and only retail centre of this kind in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province.
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15
Sep
2016

Three banks provide €210m refinancing for Wroclaw mall

by Ákos Budai
ING Bank, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and PKO Bank Polski have jointly underwritten and funded a €210 million term loan facility for Magnolia Park Shopping Centre. The refinancing of the mall, which is owned by real estate funds managed by Blackstone and managed by Multi Poland, is one of the largest real estate financing deals to take place in Poland this year. 
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09
Sep
2016

Neinver enters the Czech market

by Ákos Budai
Neinver, a Spanish developer, investor, property and fund manager, has decided to enter the Czech market, the eighth market in which the company has a presence. Neinver has partnered with The Prague Outlet to forge a joint venture launching Prague The Style Outlets, the first premium outlet centre in the Czech Republic. Neinver will be in charge of leasing, retail and property management. The joint venture is financed by PPF Bank.
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06
Sep
2016

Contractor selected for new Katowice mall

by Ákos Budai
Erbud SA has been chosen as the contractor of the shell of Galeria Libero, which is being developed by Echo Investment in the southern part of Katowice.
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01
Sep
2016

Aviva Investors Polish Retail Fund sells two retail schemes

by Ákos Budai
The Aviva Investors Polish Retail Fund has signed a preliminary sales agreement for Focus Park in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall in Piotrków Trybunalski. The two shopping centres are to be purchased by Rockcastle for around 161 million euros. JLL advised Aviva Investors on the transaction.
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31
Aug
2016

Increasing competition on the Polish retail market

by Ákos Budai
In H1 2016, total modern retail stock in Poland rose to more than 13.5 million sqm GLA. The key trends include new shopping centre and retail park openings in cities below 100,000 inhabitants and the growth of the outlet centre sector in agglomerations with 200,000–400,000 inhabitants. Cushman & Wakefield has released its data on the Polish retail market in H1 2016 in its report Property Times: Increased market competition calls for a quick response.
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19
Aug
2016

TriGranit to sell Bonarka City Center in Krakow

by Ákos Budai
TriGranit has announced that a preliminary agreement has been entered into to sell the Bonarka City Center in Krakow, to Rockcastle, a property company investing in retail centers in Central and Eastern Europe. The financial closure of the transaction will take place in the following months.
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18
Aug
2016

Rockcastle acquires three regional shopping centres in Poland

by Ákos Budai
Rockcastle Global Real Estate has acquired three regional shopping centres in Poland for a total of 522 million euros. Bonarka City Center in Kraków, Focus Mall in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall Piotrków Trybunalski will be added to the South African fund’s portfolio.
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