Mihaela-Cora Cristescu, CEO of Atalian Romania spoke to Property Forum about the growth of the local facility management market and about investments in new technologies, including robots, which are expected by companies in the commercial real estate sector.
Real estate investments amounting to around €1.2 billion are currently in various stages of negotiation, while over €600 million in investment volumes were completed in the first eight months of this year, according to real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.
Romanian developer One United Properties has recorded a consolidated turnover of €136.7 million in the first half of 2022, a 54% increase compared to the first half of 2021. The gross profit increased more than double year-on-year, reaching €78.8 million, while the cash position amounted to €102.7 million.
Lavinia Ioniță Rasmussen, Partner at Romanian law firm NNDKP, spoke to Property Forum about the real estate segments that are driving the real estate investment market in 2022 and the progress in harmonising national legislation with effects on the real estate industry, especially in the area of building permits. The firm has a diversified portfolio of property clients and expects a continuation of this trend this year.
Aurelia Luca, Executive Vice President Operations Hungary and Romania at Skanska spoke to Property Forum about the flexibility of office space amid the popularity of hybrid working and the ESG criteria that will dominate office leasing and investment activity in the coming years.
The total office stock in Bucharest reached 3.3 million sqm at the end of the first semester of 2022, with just one new building (AFI Tech Park – phase 2) spanning 25,000 sqm being completed in the second quarter of this year.
Around 500,000 sqm of logistics spaces have been leased in Romania in the first semester of the year, up 38% compared to the same period of last year, with the largest pre-leased surface of almost 88,000 sqm secured in Prahova County, according to property consultancy CBRE Romania.
On 12th October, a new service office will open in the historic Stary Dworzec building in Katowice. The Cluster Stary Dworzec spaces will occupy 2,000 sqm of space.
A supermarket chain Dealz has joined the tenants of Galeria Bemowo in Warsaw. The new tenant occupies a unit of approximately 480 sq m, on the ground floor of the shopping centre.
Polish interior design brand Dekoria has concluded a lease agreement for premises at Homepark Janki near Warsaw. The space occupied by the company is 133 sqm.
Rafał Bochenek has been appointed to the position of Associate Director, Land Acquisition Manager at the Polish branch of Savills. He will work closely with the firm’s industrial agency and investment advisory team to strengthen its Industrial Services Hub, which delivers services to tenants, investors and developers of logistics properties
Robert Skládal joins Cushman & Wakefield as a partner in the retail leasing team and will lead the team focused on shopping centres.
JLL in Prague announces the appointment of Milan Kilik as its new Head of Office Agency for the Czech Republic as of beginning of October 2022.
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