If only they could talk

Human resources
For eleven months of the year the pages of 'Eurobuild CEE' are devoted to the experts of the real estate sector. This December is an exception. For this holiday season, their pets have spoken wishing everyone a very merry Christmas in the name of their owners.

Anna Strużyńska, associate of law firm White & Case law office – and Mrówka

Katarzyna Barańska, associate of law firm White & Case – and Warsia

“Mrówka, have you heard that New Year is approaching and that this will bring more changes to the property market?”

“No, I have been very busy hunting our neighbour’s pet fish lately. Do you know, the security in these modern buildings will be the end of me one day! Warsia, what exactly is changing?”

“They are supposedly planning an amendment to the construction law, while the act on allotments will finally be adopted at the beginning of 2014. My friend Filemon says that generally 2014 is expected to see a considerable revival on the property market.”


“So I suggest lounging around on the sofa only until the end of the year. And then we should get down to work!”

“That’s a great idea, Warsia! But maybe we should just lie here until Christmas Eve. Then we can make big eyes at the humans until they give us some carp. Interesting times ahead of us, indeed!”

Anna Staniszewska, head of CEE research and consultancy, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland – and Cynia

Some of us have been naughty and some of us have been nice. Either way, it’s always fine to make a Christmas wish-list for Santa. We all know there is no greater gift than our family and friends, but here are my Christmas wishes for real estate professionals. I wish: that all of the properties you are leasing end up leased; that all of your sales/acquisitions close; that property valuations generate values that are higher than the listed prices; that you can get through at least one party or family celebration without having to respond to a real estate emergency; that the batteries for your various electronic devices last as long and work as hard as you do; that all of your phone calls, emails and text messages are returned promptly and courteously; that your office meetings are interesting (or at least have good coffee and pastries); and that 2014 is a great year to be working in the property business. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all!

Agnieszka Jachowicz, managing director of the Arka BZ WBKT property market funds, and Tadeusz Jachowicz, director of Gleeds Polska – and Kiwi Jachowicz

Woof, woof! I wish you a good nose for investments, and that you can be as resistant to any market conditions and as beautiful as me! Woof, woof!

Latest news

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Displate stays in Atlas Tower

schedule 24 July 2024
Nathan North
deputy editor

Metal prints specialist Displate has extended its lease of 1,700 sqm in the Atlas Tower office building in central Warsaw.

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Croatia Exclusive Auction: Unique Investment Opportunity in Istria

schedule 12 June 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Colliers, in partnership with Illyrian Land Funds, is announcing an exclusive auction for a prime development land site in Istria, Croatia. This property, covering 1,603,903 sqm, is ideal for a mixed-use resort development near Vodnjan, a charming town in Istria, Croatia's top tourist region. The site is just a 15-minute drive from the seafront

Retail & leisure

Czech Republic Record-breaking Q1 2024 sees arrival of 20 new brands

schedule 24 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Twenty brands debuted on the Czech retail market between January and the end of June, the highest ever recorded in the first six months of a year. The biggest categories were Health and Beauty and F&B. All but one of the new brands opened in Prague, the other setting up shop in an outlet centre in the Moravian town of Hatě.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Kion extends its lease in B4B in Kraków

schedule 24 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Kion has extended its lease agreement in Bonarka for Business office complex. Kion leases a total of 3,900 sqm office space in buildings E & F. The Kion Business Services Polska team in Kraków focuses on finance and accounting processes, IT services, and direct procurement tasks.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland City Logistics Kraków enters final stage

schedule 24 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has begun the final construction stage of its City Logistics Kraków I warehouse park in the city’s Nowa Huta district. A total of 11,300 sqm is to be built with the park, which will expand to its final target size to 36,500 sqm.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania LPP signs deal for new e-commerce facility

schedule 23 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

LPP, a fashion retailer, is moving into a new e-commerce facility at CTPark Bucharest West. Together with CTP, the fashion brand is extending its current building to support the delivery of the new facility. This will take LPP’s total footprint at the park to around 90,000 sqm with the new facility comprising around 40,000 sqm.

Warehouse & industrial

Germany Pure timber park to set new standards

schedule 22 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Garbe Industrial Real Estate and Logicenters have started work on one of the largest logistics properties made out of pure timber in the port town of Hafen Straubing-Sand in Bavaria. The project aims to set new standards in sustainable construction.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Panattoni launches construction for E.G.O.

schedule 22 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has begun construction work on a new BTO centre for the E.G.O., a supplier for household manufacturers. The construction of the manufacturing plant is to start in July this year and the completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Tuplex joins Multipark Bydgoszcz

schedule 22 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The company, which operates in the plastics industry, is a new tenant in Multipark Bydgoszcz, where it took 1,450 sqm of warehouse and office space.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland TechnipFMC stays at Podium Park

schedule 22 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

TechnipFMC has renewed its lease for office space at the Podium Park office building in Kraków. As a result of the renegotiated agreement, the tenant will continue to lease almost 7,000 sqm in the Globalworth-managed complex.

Investment & finance

Poland Alma bought by Polish investor

schedule 22 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The Alma office building, located on ul. Marynarska in Warsaw, has changed hands. The 8,000 sqm building has been sold by the Astrea company. The purchaser is a private Polish investor.

Investment & finance

Poland First CEE mezzanine loan in for Invesco

schedule 19 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Europe Fund III SCSp Invesco Real Estate has completed its first mezzanine lending deal in Central Europe on behalf of Invesco Real Estate Europe Fund III – SCSp (Europe III), the third European value-add strategy in succession for the firm.

Investment & finance

Romania EUR 110 mln acquisition for WDP

schedule 19 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

WDP has acquired a portfolio in Romania comprising properties with a leasable area of app. 136,000 sqm and a large plot for a future development with a total potential of more than 300,000 sqm gla. The value of the transaction comes to app. EUR 110 mln.

Eurobuild CEE

Poland The summer issue of 'Eurobuild' hits the shelves!

schedule 19 July 2024
Eurobuild CEE

The summer (July-August) issue of 'Eurobuild' has now been published. The magazine is, as usual, full of interesting articles and expert analyses, and should help to further fuel the confidence of the entire real estate sector!

Public buildings

Poland Nova Marina for sailors in Gdynia

schedule 18 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

In Gdynia, in the historic location of the South Pier and by the yacht harbour, Ghelamco, together with the Polish Yachting Association (PZŻ), will build a multifunctional building with a sailing centre.


Czech Republic BREEAM Outstanding for The Platform

schedule 18 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

AEW has achieved the BREEAM New Construction ‘Outstanding’ rating with a score of 88.1 pct for its recently completed 36,400 sqm brownfield logistics development The Platform in Pilsen, Czech Republic. 

Warehouse & industrial

Romania VGP Park Bucharest North welcomes DHL Express

schedule 18 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

DHL Express will open a new logistics centre in VGP Park Bucharest North, located in the immediate vicinity of Bucharest, in the town of Ștefănești. The new centre, with an area of 4,100 sqm, will be used for sorting and processing the shipments arriving by air.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania CTP completes first phase of CTPark Arad West

schedule 18 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CTP has delivered 23,000 sqm from CTPark Arad West project, with an additional 20,000 sqm ready for tenant fit-out. The newly completed 12-metre-high space is leased by companies such as Leoni Wiring Systems Arad, Delfingen, HUF Romania and BNB, and provides state-of-the-art facilities for logistics and production activities.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Work commences at City Point Targówek

schedule 17 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The joint venture between Partners Group and Peakside Capital Advisors has launched the construction of the C2 facility at City Point Targówek. The light industrial building will offer 25,000 sqm of space with units starting from 1,000 sqm. Depenbrock Poland is the general contractor for the project.

Warehouse & industrial

Germany Garbe leases in Werne

schedule 17 July 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Garbe has signed a long-term lease agreement with Lecangs, a company specialising in warehouse logistics, in Werne, North Rhine-Westphalia. New tenant will use around 21,000 sqm of warehouse space and around 1,000 sqm of office and social space in the logistics property for its German subsidiary Flexispot.

Latest in Human resources

schedule 08 January 2024

Savills has new CEO

Kamil Kowa has become the new CEO of Savills in Poland. He is a member of the management board of the company, and for the past nine years has held the position of head of Corporate Finance and Valuation at Savills. 

schedule 17 October 2023

New head of retail at Cushman & Wakefield

Michał Masztakowski has taken up the position of the head of the retail agency in Poland at Cushman & Wakefield. He will be responsible for preparing and implementing the department's business strategy, expanding the firm's client portfolio and leading a team advising tenants and investors.

schedule 30 August 2023

Savills appoints CEE CEO

Savills has appointed Stuart Jordan, the current managing director of the consultancy in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as CEO of the entire CEE region.

schedule 12 December 2022

Hotel Gellért changes hands

BDPST Group has acquired the Hotel Gellért Szálló in central Budapest from Danubius Hotel Group for an undisclosed sum.

schedule 08 September 2022

Ettenauer steps down as S Immo CEO after CPI takeover

Austrian real estate investor S Immo, following the successful completion of the mandatory takeover offer by Prague-based CPI Property Group, has by mutual consent terminated the contract of S Immo’s CEO, Bruno Ettenauer.

schedule 18 July 2022

Changes at the top for 7R

Łukasz Jachna, the current member of the board and the chief capital markets officer of Polish warehouse developer 7R, has decided to leave the company. He will remain the head of the capital markets team until the end of September this year.

schedule 05 July 2022

Colliers goes West in Serbia

Colliers has entered into an affiliate agreement with Serbian real estate services company West Properties.

schedule 25 April 2022

Generation Park Y awarded gold

The Generation Park Y office tower, which was developed by Skanska in Warsaw's Wola-Centrum district and is now owned by Hansainvest Real Assets, has received a Well Core & Shell ‘Gold’ certificate.

schedule 15 April 2022

Meet Klara the constructor of the future

Polish construction firm Erbud has published a book aimed at encouraging girls to think about a career in the building industry.

schedule 11 January 2022

New CDO at MDC2

Maciej Madejak has been appointed chief development officer, founder, and member of the management board of MDC2. Previously, he held management-level positions at Prologis, Goodman and Panattoni.

schedule 02 August 2021

Avison Young branches out with Valuation

Avison Young has broadened its range of services with valuation and advisory.

schedule 02 July 2021

Monika Rajska-Wolińska promoted to Colliers’ CEE head

Monika Rajska-Wolińska has been promoted from managing partner for Poland to the position of CEO of Colliers in Central and Eastern Europe, which now covers Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria, effective from August 1st, 2021.

schedule 01 July 2021

Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach to lead CA Immo

Silvia Schmitten-Walgenbach has been chosen to be the next CEO of Austrian real estate investor and developer CA Immo.

schedule 07 May 2021

Colliers seeks new Serbian and Greek partners

Colliers has announced that it is ending its affiliation with its partner companies in Serbia and Greece.

schedule 15 April 2021

Cushman & Wakefield now all shook-up

Cushman & Wakefield has reorganised its CEE leadership by creating eight new senior positions.

schedule 25 March 2021

Avison Young expands into Czech and Bulgaria

Avison Young has launched two new strategic affiliations in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria to expand the firm’s services to clients further across the CEE region.

schedule 30 December 2020

The office future’s hybrid – C&W

A mix of in-office and remote working is likely to be the main style of office working to maximise employee and organisational performance once the pandemic is over, according to the latest report from Cushman & Wakefield.

schedule 12 October 2020

JLL appoints new CEO

JLL has for the first time in the history of international real estate consultancies in Poland chosen someone from outside the sector to run the company. Mateusz Bonca has been appointed the CEO of JLL in Poland, with his new posting becoming effective in mid-November.

schedule 08 June 2020

Some new advice for the market

POLAND Reina Partners is the latest advisory to emerge on the Polish commercial real estate market.

schedule 06 May 2020

Back to a brave new office - JLL

POLAND/WORLD As employers prepare to allow their staff to return to their offices, a recent study by JLL points out that the process will have to be done gradually and certain safeguards and revised practices will have to be in place.

Edition 7 (290) July 2024

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