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Sherlock on your door

Technology
WORLD Xiaomi has unveiled its Sherlock M1 Smart Lock, which can be controlled by a smartphone app.

The device can be installed over an existing door lock and allows the door to be opened with either a smartphone or (if the app user allows) with a traditional key. Other members of the household or office can be issued with virtual keys and access can be granted (or denied) for specified periods. Access privileges for specified individuals can be revoked online. Communication between the lock and the phone is encrypted and installation (in China) comes to around USD 60.

Latest news

Investment & finance

HUNGARY M7 acquires Laki Center for EUR 12.35 mln

schedule 20 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

London-based investor and asset manager M7 Real Estate has acquired the Laki Commerical Center (Laki Kereskedelmi Központ) office building in Budapest for its M7 CEREF II fund for EUR 12.35 mln.

Events

Poland Investment under pressure?

schedule 20 January 2021
Eurobuild Conferences

April 22nd is when Eurobuild’s 7th Invested Interest Investment Market Conference will take place. The event will be distinctive in two ways: firstly, because we will meet again in a more intimate manner than usual (a TV studio as well as in your apartments or offices); and secondly, this year’s discussions will be guided by the spirit of a well-known rock group that sold millions of records.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Panattoni buys 8.2 ha for latest Warsaw park

schedule 20 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Panattoni has bought an 8.2 ha site in Warsaw’s Annopol district for the development of City Logistics Warsaw IV, which will offer around 40,000 sqm.

Green projects

POLAND Warsaw Trade Tower now ‘Excellent’

schedule 20 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Warsaw Trade Tower has been awarded a new BREEAM In-Use certificate with a rating of ‘Excellent’.

Public buildings

POLAND Erbud wins PLN 22.5 mln Mińsk Mazowiecki police HQ contract

schedule 20 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Erbud has been awarded a PLN 22.5 mln net contract for the construction of the Mińsk Mazowiecki county police headquarters.

Investment & finance

Poland M4 and InPost team up

schedule 19 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

InPost has hired M4 Real Estate as consultants to advise on logistics property investments. 

Interior design

Poland Oracle offices now ready

schedule 19 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Cushman & Wakefield, as the project manager, has completed the fit-out of a 3,500 sqm office for multinational IT company Oracle in the Warsaw Hub complex.

Property and Facility Management

Romania Cushman to manage Floreasca

schedule 19 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Cushman & Wakefield Echinox has been appointed to manage the Floreasca Park office in the Floreasca – Barbu Văcărescu district in Bucharest.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Hopi hops into P3 Mszczonów

schedule 19 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech logistics company Hopi has leased 33,910 sqm of warehouse and office space in the P3 Mszczonów warehousing park. The new building will serve as the company’s central warehouse and HQ in Poland.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Allegro leases 26,000 sqm in Nowy Rynek

schedule 19 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Skanska has signed a lease agreement with online shopping company Allegro for app. 26,000 sqm of office space and 177 parking spaces in the third office building of its Nowy Rynek mixed-use development in Poznań.

Property and Facility Management

CZECH REPUBLIC CPI sells FM division to M2C

schedule 18 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

CPI Property Group has sold a majority stake in its facility management division to another Czech company M2C.

Warehouse & industrial

SERBIA CTP starts major expansion of Belgrade North

schedule 18 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech industrial developer CTP is to expand CTPark Belgrade North after the acquisition of a 28,500 sqm warehouse and adjacent land from Austrian-based real estate developer Eyemaxx.

Residential

Poland Strong sales results for Echo

schedule 18 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Echo Investment has announced that over 2020, it signed 1,570 apartment sales contracts, representing a rise of 16 pct on the 1,357 apartments sold in 2019.

Investment & finance

Poland Partners completes Buma portfolio purchase

schedule 18 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Partners Group has finalised its acquisition of eleven class A office properties from Buma, including two sites under development.

Warehouse & industrial

Czech Republic Over 15,000 sqm taken in CTPark Bor

schedule 18 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Colliers International Czech Republic has brokered the signing of a lease agreement for a German multinational engineering and technology company in CTPark Bor.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC Deka buys Parkview for EUR 77 mln

schedule 18 January 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Deka Immobilien has bought the Parkview office building in Prague 4 from its developer Skanska for around EUR 77 mln.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Terez takes up 5,000 sqm in 7R City Flex Rzeszów Airport

schedule 18 January 2021
Opr./edited by NN

Engineering plastics producer Terez Performance Polymers has leased more than 5,000 sqm of warehousing space at 7R City Flex Rzeszów Airport.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC Kaupthing sells 137 ha logistics park site in Plzeň

schedule 18 January 2021
Opr./edited by NN

Icelandic asset manager Kaupthing has sold 137.1 ha of land along the D5 motorway near Plzeň to an undisclosed buyer.

Investment & finance

Poland Cavatina pleased with 2020 performance

schedule 15 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Cavatina has announced EUR 206.5 mln in completed transactions over 2020.

Investment & finance

Frito Lay sells Warsaw land

schedule 15 January 2021
Opr./edited by AH

Frito Lay Poland, a subsidiary of PepsiCo is selling 5,388 sqm of land and buildings held in perpetual usufruct at ul. Zamojskiego 24/26 in Warsaw.

Latest in Technology

schedule 29 December 2020

AI Clearing raises USD 2 mln in seed funding

AI Clearing, Inc. has raised USD 2 mln in seed funding to accelerate the development – at its R&D centre in Warsaw – of its artificial intelligence system for monitoring the progress of construction projects.

schedule 08 December 2020

Cushman teams up with Future2

Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm, has entered into a partnership with leading proptech advisor Future2.

schedule 03 December 2020

Bicycles come to Norblin

The Norblin Factory complex in Warsaw being developed by Capital Park Group through the renovation and conversion of a former metal plating plant is to have an automated bicycle storage centre created by MA-Sistemas, a Spanish company active in Switzerland, Singapore and Israel.

schedule 01 December 2020

New Work goes digital

Flex office operator has launched an app that allows its clients to make bookings, order additional services and also acts as a communication platform.

schedule 01 December 2020

Echo takes on Blue Bolt

Echo Investment is to introduce the Blue Bolt app, created by Polish software developer NTT, to all its new residential projects.

schedule 19 August 2020

Warsaw an emerging data centre hotspot - C&W

Cushman & Wakefield has identified Berlin, Reykjavik, Oslo, Warsaw, Zurich, Milan, Vienna, Madrid and Prague as emerging European hotspots for data centre development.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robot blasts germs with UV

The first Polish robot to use UV-C light for disinfection has been put to use in a hospital in Wrocław.

schedule 11 August 2020

Robots replace dinner ladies

The first fully automated canteen in Poland is to open in Sky Tower in Wrocław.

schedule 20 July 2020

Symbiotic and smart for BP in Agora

HB Reavis has introduced its Symbiosy smart office system into petro-giant BP’s new global businesses services unit in the Agora building in Budapest.

schedule 29 June 2020

Investment set to rise in home office tech

As many as 88 pct of EMEA occupiers intend to invest more in technology designed specifically to aid home working, according to CBRE’s 2020 EMEA Occupier Flash Survey.

schedule 25 June 2020

Pandemic to speed up digitalisation

During the pandemic digitisation has become fundamental to business development and stability, according to the findings of the “Omnichannel – from evolution to revolution. A look at the pandemic” report by Colliers International.

schedule 28 May 2020

Colliers installs Office App in Poland

POLAND Colliers International is to introduce the Dutch smart office system Office App to the office buildings it manages in Poland.

schedule 29 April 2020

Smart roofs for 7R

POLAND Polish warehouse developer7R is to introduce the Smart Roof system, developed by Sense Monitoring, to one of its parks.

schedule 15 April 2020

Echo recruits Aurelia for home sales

POLAND Echo Investment has launched a virtual customer assistant, Aurelia, for residential consultations.

schedule 24 March 2020

Automated warehousing by MW

POLAND MW, a company that is 60 pct owned by M.B.B Logistics and 40 pct owned by Wing Sing Supply Chain, has created a robot management system, which uses machine learning to improve its order processing operations over time.

schedule 18 March 2020

Keeping tabs on the tenant

POLAND The Renteye sensory system has been launched on the market.

schedule 16 March 2020

Digi-feely future

WORLD The global market for AI-based human emotion recognition systems is set to grow each year by 32.3 pct over the next four years, according to Deloitte in its ‘Tech Trends 2020’ report.

schedule 16 March 2020

Algorithms sweet algorithms

POLAND Kraków-based residential estate agent engine Obido.pl has received a PLN 1 mln EU subsidy for the development of an artificial intelligence laboratory.

schedule 16 March 2020

Blåkläder hires more robots

Swedish workwear manufacturer Blåkläder has now added ten more robots to its AutoStore cube storage automation system in its main warehouse in Svenljunga.

schedule 11 March 2020

Budimex researches roads that repair themselves

POLAND General contractor Budimex, together with the Warsaw University of Technology is developing a self-repairing road surface with a PLN 2.5 mln grant from the National Centre for Research and Development. The research is to be completed at the end of December 2022.

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