Tanya Kosseva-Boshova, Managing Partner, Lion’s Head Romania and Bulgaria, spoke to Property Forum about the leasing environment for offices and new investments made by the developer in the co-working space.
SAP is acquiring the newly built Class A office building Park Lane Office Center in Sofia for €49 million. The purchase price is equivalent to a 7.5% asset yield. This is the largest investment deal on the Bulgarian office property market so far in 2021
Developer Warehousing & Logistics EOOD (W&L) has begun the construction of the newest industrial park in Bulgaria, called Logistics Park Sofia (LPS). The park is located about 8 km from the capital Sofia. W&L is planning to build 4 warehouse buildings in the complex which will span more than 116,000 sqm of industrial and office space that will be available to potential tenants. So far this is the first Bulgarian logistics park with such a high concentration of industrial space.
Office space will continue to shape the company culture and will have a great impact on the collaboration process and the dynamic of decision-making, says Tanya Kosseva-Boshova MRICS, Managing Partner of Park Lane Developments who talked to Property Forum about the company’s development plans and shared her expectations about the future of offices.
The activity on the Bulgarian real estate market was strongly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but we saw more resilience for the investment and industrial sectors which registered both an increase during the last year. For 2021, the forecasts are still positive for the investment property market and for the industrial development sector, according to the Sofia City Report H2 2020, released by JLL Romania with the support of IPC Partners Bulgaria.
JLL announced the first edition of the Sofia City Report, a semiannual publication which provides a detailed view of specific real estate markets in Sofia: office, retail and warehouses. It offers information on the economic situation in Bulgaria, including the investment climate. The report was made with the support of IPC Partners Bulgaria.
In the first half of 2020, the supply of modern class A, B and C office space in Sofia increased by 1%, reaching 2,315,600 sqm, according to Colliers International. The recently completed building 3 of Garitage Park accounted for much of the growth in the office stock.
Law firm Kinstellar has successfully represented OTP Bank and its Bulgarian subsidiary, DSK Bank, in negotiating a €25 million loan for the construction and operation of Balkan Business Center, a major office complex in Sofia.
GTC Bulgaria has informed that the varied tenant portfolio of Advance Business Center II will be enriched by Commerzbank. One of the largest German banks will lease over 3,500 sqm GLA of office space starting 1st December 2020. The pre-leasing agreement was consulted by CBRE. Advance Business Center II is under construction phase and due for delivery in Q4 2020.
Document State Enterprise, based in Kiev, has opened a branch in Poland. The administrative unit, directly cooperating with the Ukrainian government, began its operations in a 600 sq m office in Blue Office in Warsaw.
Medicover will open its seventh Kraków medical centre in the Brain Park office complex. The centre will occupy more than 1,500 sqm of space at its new address in an investment being developed by Echo Investment.
PM Group, the manufacturer and distributor of technical products and accessories for heat-insulating carpentry, has leased 2,200 sqm for a new distribution centre in ELI Park 3. The project part of the ELI Park Bucharest North West hub is developed by Element Industrial.
Karol Milczarski has joined the ranks of Colliers Poland experts, taking up the position of Senior Associate in the Commercial Space Department. His main task is to comprehensively support clients in the process of acquiring attractive street locations not only on high streets, but also within densely populated residential districts.
Danubius Hotels has appointed Andrea Róna as Group Director of Development. She has decades of experience in hotel management and development as well as asset management. The expert will be responsible for the further expansion and development of the hotel chain.
Cushman & Wakefield promotes Petr Markvart, Head of Landlord Representation Services in the Office Agency team, to Partner.
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