Everyone needs a Happy New Year

This December issue of Eurobuild might seem stranger than usual... Normally it’s full of photos from last year of happy people proudly holding aloft statuettes and of others excitedly commenting on the upcoming presentation of the Eurobuild Awards.

Well, the pandemic has also derailed many other, much older traditions. But it won’t stop us! The nominations for this year’s Eurobuild Awards have already closed and the distinguished jury is making its deliberations as usual – so fingers crossed for the new scheduling of the event in the spring. Since many companies are unable to hold their traditional Christmas Eve parties, we have provided a printed version of such a get-together for you. More than 30 friends of Eurobuild photographed themselves with a Christmas motif in such a way that our sector could pass on its festive wishes to all of us, while at the same time giving their kind support to the Iskierka Foundation. Lots of familiar faces, lots of seasonal warmth and lots of fun was had by all – find out all about it on these pages.

We also have a generous helping of interesting analyses for you as usual. The feature article takes a timely look at the flexible office space market – revealing how some coworking centres fail, only for new ones to be immediately created in the vacated space. We also turn our scrutiny onto the CEE warehouse market. As it turns out, it’s not only Polish warehouses that are hot investment products at the moment – our neighbours also have something to boast about. We also check out how the preparations for the ‘Green Expo’ in Łódź are progressing, as well as the tax changes that await our sector in the coming year. In addition to all this, an HR agency has been invited to make a contribution to this month’s magazine – at our request it examines how the real estate sector has been coping with hiring and training employees in the home office era. This could well turn out to be vital knowledge and so is well worth the read.

On behalf of the entire Eurobuild team, I would like to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2021 be better than 2020 – and I’m sure it will be.