International retailer Primark has announced the opening of its first store in Romania as part of an expansion bid in Central and Eastern Europe. The new store will start operations towards the end of this year and will be located in Bucharest-based ParkLake Shopping Centre, owned by Sonae Sierra.
CTP’s portfolio of industrial and logistics spaces in Romania reached 2.1 million sqm in January 2022, with representatives of the company suggesting that the country can become a logistics hub for the region.
2021 was a busy year for Romanian real estate agency Griffes with 44,000 sqm of office space leased, a new project as co-investor and the company’s first international leasing mandate. Andreea Paun, Managing Partner and Founder of Griffes talked to Property Forum about the results of last year and shared the company’s expansion plans for 2022.
According to the forecast of EECFA, the Romanian construction industry is poised to grow in both 2022 and 2023. The main drivers of growth vary, including low interest rates and excess liquidity that boost the residential subsector or the use of EU 2014-2020 cohesion funds to help boost civil engineering, writes Dr Sebastian Sipos-Gug from Ebuild srl / EECFA Romania.
Commercial real estate investments in Romania totalled €916 million in 2021, up only 0.2% compared to the previous year, marked by several transactions valued at more than €50 million in the office, retail and industrial segments, according to real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
Beverages maker Heineken Romania will relocate its HQ to a new building under development in northern Bucharest. The company will occupy 3,200 sqm, similar to the surface it has leased in the S-Park project, owned by Immofinanz, according to profit.ro.
FitFabric will open a fitness club in the WIMA Widzewska Manufaktura mixed-use complex, developed by Cavatina Holding on al. Piłsudskiego in Łódź.
Stokrotka, Polish grocery chain has leased almost 3,000 sqm (including 125 sqm of office space) in 7R Park Bydgoszcz I warehouse complex.
German healthcare services provider doctari group has opened a technology hub in Iulius Town, the mixed-use project based in Timișoara. The company plans to hire 30 tech specialists in the new office.
Nikola Ristivojevic has started a new position as Director of Capital Markets at Coreside Savills in Serbia. He previously worked as Senior Consultant at CBS International, a member of Cushman & Wakefield Alliance.
Victor Răchită has been appointed Leader of the Industrial & Logistics department of real estate consultancy CBRE Romania. He has more than 20 years’ worth of experience in the property industry, working for more than a decade for CBRE.
JLL Hungary is launching a business development division in order to maximize synergies between its existing departments and to increase the operational efficiency of its services. The new business unit, responding to rapidly changing market and client needs, will be led by Tamás Pál MRICS, who has more than a decade and a half of experience in the commercial real estate market.
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