News How’s the S in ESG driving the development and refurbishment of offices?

How’s the S in ESG driving the development and refurbishment of offices?

by Property Forum
Whilst significant ink has flowed in relation to the ‘E’ pillar from the vast ESG spectrum, the ‘S’ pillar is beginning to catch up in prominence particularly in the office sector across the UK and Continental Europe. Post-Covid behaviours have had a massive impact on the office offering and workforce demands - the office is by no means dead, but its role has certainly had a significant rethink, writes Mirela Calota, Director, Deal Advisory - Real Estate and Infrastructure at KPMG, in an article prepared for Property Forum.
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News Hybrid model to stay for good in offices

Hybrid model to stay for good in offices

by Property Forum
Mindspace, the global provider of flexible boutique office space, has published the results of its global employee survey. The goal of the survey was to illuminate new work patterns and shed light on both current and aspirational employee dynamics. The results gave insights showing how the 9 to 5 job is a dying phenomenon and the hybrid model is here to stay - with employee flexibility being the key determinant in employee satisfaction.
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News Skanska: Office workers expect support in terms of mental health

Skanska: Office workers expect support in terms of mental health

by Property Forum
Among four countries – Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, and Hungary, more than half of respondents claimed they work only from the office (52%), according to a survey conducted by Skanska's commercial development business unit in CEE. The number of such office workers increased compared to May 2021, especially in the Czech Republic and Poland. ​The preferred work model has not changed much since then, but in the Czech Republic more people want to work only from the office (22% vs 17% in May 2021).  
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News Corporations see no real office savings despite WFH

Corporations see no real office savings despite WFH

by Property Forum
Despite almost all European office employees working from home last year, the empty workplaces did not lead to a reduction in the expenditure that companies had to fulfil had the workforce been in the office. The average costs per FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) fell by only 2% and amounted to €9,468. These findings have been published by Colliers, Occupier Cost Index (OCI), which comprises data from 29 countries, 3,990 buildings, 26.1 million square meters of office space and 1.96 million FTEs.
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News Czechs show the highest intention of WFH in Europe

Czechs show the highest intention of WFH in Europe

by Property Forum
Colliers introduced its latest research report about the post-COVID workplace as a continuation of its research after the report it produced a year ago leveraging data from over 5,000 respondents globally, evaluating the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the way we work.
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New leases

  • 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.

New appointments

  • 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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