The total volume of real estate investments in the Czech Republic reached €328 million in the third quarter of 2021, being 24% below the previous quarter but 8% up year-on-year, according to Savills latest report.
According to Savills, preliminary data for European office markets for Q3 2021 shows take-up had increased 15% year-on-year, although still below the five-year average. Positive office market data is also provided by Google’s mobility index, with Warsaw leading the way among surveyed European capital cities.
The Czech market is expected to record a full-year investment volume of €775 million and €475 million for offices and logistics, respectively, signalling continued growth in both market segments. Savills experts Pavel Novák and Chris LaRue talked to Property Forum about the key trends driving the Czech office and logistics markets.
The Polish warehouse market is experiencing an unprecedented boom. In the first half of 2021, the take-up of logistics space in Poland exceeded 3 million square meters for the first time in history and was higher than in the United Kingdom, France or Spain.
According to Savills, investment in the European real estate market is forecast to exceed last year’s level by at least 15% and reach around €270 billion in 2021, with the living sectors and logistics markets likely to account for a significantly higher proportion of total investment than their historic averages. Preliminary estimates of the investment volume in Poland after the third quarter of this year show the absolute dominance of the logistics sector.
From August 2021, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG, a leading independent European investment and asset manager based in Germany, has appointed Savills as property manager for Prague’s DRN building. Savills also continues to provide asset management services for the building, which it has been providing since July 2020.
Confectionery Batida has joined the tenants of the LIXA City Gardens retail concept that is being arranged in the LIXA office complex near the Daszyński Roundabout in Warsaw.
Vileda expanded its office located in MyHive IO-1 in Warsaw, owned by CPI Property Group, to 712 sqm. Przemysław Urbański from Avison Young Poland supported Vileda in the negotiation process.
The LUX MED Group extended a 2,200 sqm lease agreement in the O3 Business Campus in Kraków managed by EPP
Axi Immo is developing its Capital Markets Department. As of November 2023, Jakub Grabara was appointed as Associate Director in the Capital Markets Department. He will be responsible for transactional services, i.e., acquiring, purchasing, and selling commercial real estate.
Romanian developer ARQA has named Alexandru Rădulescu as Chief Sales Officer. During his career, he has overseen the sale of 17 residential and mixed-use projects.
Multi Corporation appoints Ola Zajac as New Business Ventures Manager. Ola will be looking for new business expansion strategies and venture capital investment opportunities across Europe and will be based out of Lisbon.
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