The newest company in the structure of AG Capital, Park Lane Developments is planning the construction of a new office project nearby Paradise Center and Vitosha metro station in Sofia, Bulgaria. The building will have 24,000 sqm of leasable office space. The floors alignment in the new building will be 3,000 sqm and the project is expected to be finished at the end of 2020. The investment is worth €30 million.
GTC continues its growth strategy and further expands its portfolio in Sofia. The developer and asset manager purchased Mall of Sofia, a prime shopping centre and office tower in Sofia’s Central Business District, seizing opportunity in the growing economy in Bulgaria. The property was formerly owned by Europa Capital.
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) and Postbank (Bulgaria) will jointly provide €58.3 million (€32 million and €26.3 million, respectively) to help finance the construction of a Marriott hotel in Sofia, the first hotel of the international chain in Bulgaria. The 12-year loan will be extended to I Tower Development JSC, a special-purpose company set-up in Bulgaria. BSTDB acted as arranger of the deal. The operation aims at meeting the growing demand for high-quality business and tourist accommodation and conference facilities in the Bulgarian capital.
Hungarian investor and developer Wing has acquired two office buildings in Sofia, Bulgaria for a total of €9.85 million. The DXC Office Building has 8,000 sqm GLA, while the BULMAG Office Building offers 770 sqm of leasable space.
Avestus Capital Partners, an Irish real estate investment and asset manager, sold a landmark office building in the heart of Sofia. Moskovska Business Center changed its owner after several months of negotiations with strong interest from local and foreign investors. The buyer is a Bulgarian company owned by private investors with interests in different fields of business. The transaction price has not been disclosed. Cushman & Wakefield Forton acted as an exclusive advisor to the seller.
2017 was a record breaking year for the Bulgarian office market with almost 200,000 sqm take-up in Sofia. The investment volume has also been the strongest ever with €1 billion invested in commercial property (land acquisitions included) from which income generating assets hold €870 million. Cushman & Wakefield Forton summarised 2017 on the Bulgarian office, retail and industrial markets.
The Bulgarian property market is booming with the total transaction volume expected to exceed €1 billion in 2017. The outlook for the future is highly positive: strong demand, underpinned by solid economic growth, encourages developers to start new projects in all segments of the market.
Through its subsidiary NEPI Rockcastle has acquired Paradise Center in Sofia, Bulgaria from BULFELD EOOD for €252.9 million, resulting in an acquisition yield of approximately 7%. The transaction will be effective upon obtaining approval of the Bulgarian Competition Authority.
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
ArchivIT, a provider of archiving solutions, has leased another 5,700 sqm of warehouse space in VLParks Bucharest South, which is developed by Villar International. The company already occupies 16,000 sqm of warehouse space in the same project.
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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