Savills has extended its Central and Eastern European (CEE) network by forming an association with ESTON International, Hungary’s leading independent property advisor within the real estate industry. The announcement follows Savills opening of an office in Prague in January 2017 and the mutual co-operation agreed with Crosspoint in Romania in July 2017.
Savills has been appointed as an exclusive agent responsible for the recommercialisation of part of Centrum Krakowska 61 retail park in Warsaw. The complex will soon undergo a substantial refurbishment, including refurbishment of one of the buildings which comprises 11,800 sqm.
Savills has been appointed by Immofinanz to property manage a portfolio of four office buildings in Prague. The portfolio includes myhive Pankrác House, Jindrřišská 16, Jungmannova 15 and Airport Business Center, accommodating over 70 tenants including: OMD Czech, GrECo JLT, Customs Office Prague, CPL Jobs and others.
Over 722,200 sqm of office space is currently under construction across Warsaw, but despite such a high level of new supply, the market remains healthy which is proved by a decreasing vacancy rate and a record high letting activity in H1 2017. Savills summarised the first half of the year on Warsaw’s office market.
According to Savills, the total volume of commercial property investment transactions concluded Q2 2017 in Poland exceeded €1 billion. Investor activity is high, driven mainly by portfolio transactions.
Savills has listed the trends dominating Warsaw’s office market. The most important observation is the creation of a new group of tenants – co-working space operators, which generate an increasing share of demand. Also, as a result of Brexit, up to 4,000 new jobs can be created in Warsaw and the falling unemployment rate will increase the importance of office space in attracting best talents.
Penta Investments has obtained financing for the D48 office building, which is under construction in Warsaw’s Służewiec district. The project should be completed in August with the building expected to be put into operation in early October. It will have a GLA of over 26,000 sqm.
The rapid growth of e-commerce is unlikely to put an end to existence of physical stores. Both online and offline platforms will co-exist, becoming increasingly intertwined. However, in-store technology innovations will change shopper behaviours in shopping centres. These are the key findings revealed in the Retail Revolutions report by Savills.
Freundschaft is joining the tenants of the N21 office building in Warsaw. The advertising agency will move into its new premises in May 2024. The company will occupy over 500 sqm of space in the facility.
Bank Pocztowy has decided to extend its lease agreement for a space of approximately 2.6 thousand sqm in the Corner House office building on Puławska Street in Warsaw. In the process of renegotiating the lease agreement, the bank was supported by the consulting agency Corees Polska.
The MAK Group of insurance companies has decided to remain in its current HQ in the Nefryt building in Warsaw's Mokotow district. The company will remain based in an office of approximately 2,500 sqm for the next six years.
DVM group, an integrated architectural and construction services provider is restructuring its design department. Ákos Csécsei has been appointed to head the architectural design department and Tímea Fekete-Tóth to lead the interior design department. The managers have grown with the company, with multiple projects to their name.
Meta Estate Trust has named Adela Antone as Investment Director. She has around 20 years’ worth of experience in the banking and real estate sectors.
The Gdańsk-based consultancy agency Querco Property is expanding its team of advisors in the industrial department at its new branch in Warsaw. Grzegorz Furmanek has joined the group of experts, who - as a negotiator - will also handle technical consultancy for clients.
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