Bucharest’s office stock edged close to 3.4 million sqm at the end of 2023, following the completion of projects with a combined area of 110,000 sqm last year. However, the market will see fewer deliveries by the end of 2025 as developers have put projects on hold due to uncertainties around demand caused by the adoption of hybrid work.
Direct marketing company Mediapost Hit Mail has leased 19,000 sqm in Chitila Logistics Hub, the industrial project jointly developed by Global Vision and Globalworth. The lease transaction was brokered by Colliers.
Elektrokontakt Romania (EKR), a subsidiary of ELEKTROKONTAKT GMBH, has leased 14,735 sqm for the next 10 years in Mureș City Logistics, jointly developed by Globalworth and Global Vision. Following this deal, the project has reached full occupancy rate.
Around 650,000 sqm of industrial and logistics spaces are under development in Romania, which once completed will be added to the stock of 6.3 million sqm that was operational at the end of 2022, according to a Colliers report.
New demand for offices in Bucharest fell by almost half in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period of last year, while total demand also declined by about 25%, according to data from real estate consultancy Colliers.
Romania’s industrial and logistics market expanded by over 500,000 sqm during 2022, with around half of all deliveries based in the Bucharest region, according to a report by real estate consultancy Colliers.
While around 100,000 sqm of new office space is expected in Bucharest this year, no new project is slated for delivery in 2024 which would move the city into a landlord’s office market, according to Colliers.
Around 130,000 sqm of new modern offices could be delivered this year, with a total of roughly 360,000 sqm possible for the 2022-2024 period, though the 2024 calendar could be postponed, according to real estate consultancy Colliers.
Romania’s modern industrial and logistics facilities stock reached 5.6 million sqm at the end of 2021, which represents the third largest industrial and logistics market among 15 of the biggest economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
The annualized rate of new demand for offices in Bucharest is comparable to the value recorded in 2019, even though it is about a third below the record volume of 2017, according to research by real estate consultancy Colliers.
Less than four months after deciding to enter Panattoni Park Tricity East I, Chemart International Trader has decided to expand and occupy an additional 3,000 sqm. The company was represented in the negotitions by Axi Immo.
Newgate Investment has signed lease agreements for two Polish premises with a total area of around 1,200 sq m, previously leased by Neonet. A Rossmann shop will open on the space in Zgierz and a Media Expert shop in Grodzisk Mazowiecki.
Three new tenants from the science and education sectors have chosen Wrocław's Silver Forum office building for their premises. The largest space - almost 2 thousand sqm - will be occupied by the private Navigo Wrocław Secondary School.
Building on the successes of last year, GARBE Industrial Real Estate CEE is responding by promoting Martin Stratov to the position of GARBE Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Veronika Zacha will be the new Head of Business Development and Construction in the Czech Republic and Jan Hradecky will move to the position of GARBE Project Management Manager for the Czech Republic.
Gellért Berkes has been appointed as Head of Property Management at ConvergenCE. He has been a member of the real estate development team for two and a half years. He has nearly 15 years of professional real estate experience.
MLP Group has announced that Tomasz Zabost has resigned as a member of the management board with immediate effect, without stating the reasons for his resignation. He became a member of MLP Group's management board in January 2015.
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