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EUROPE The 1st edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE programme has started.
Out of almost 300 applications, the accelerator has chosen 16 start-ups from Poland, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. The start-ups will undergo the acceleration process for three months, in cooperation with Polish and international enterprises. The aim of MIT Enterprise Forum CEE acceleration is to support the most innovative science and technology start-ups from Poland and Central and Eastern Europe by combining their potential with the knowledge and resources of large enterprises, as well as the experience of mentors who have achieved successes in international business. Apart from companies from Poland, the teams which qualified for the first edition of the programme include those from the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. “Although we are primarily focusing on the acceleration of technology start-ups from Central and Eastern Europe, we are also open to interesting and innovative technologies from other parts of the world. Teams from the USA or Nigeria were among those which applied for the current edition of the programme. This shows that the support for start-ups provided by the Polish ecosystem is becoming more and more attractive to entrepreneurs from around the world,” says Łukasz Owczarek, the head of acceleration at MIT Enterprise Forum CEE. The Tensorflight start-up, which provides solutions for automatic and immediate real estate inspections with the use of the system of recognising objects in satellite and aerial photographs, was one of the teams that qualified for the programme. Another one was Spectral Games, an application that displays 3D holograms, which helps employees step-by-step in complicated technical procedures, including the assembly, service or quality control activities. The Runvido start-up also participates in the programme. It provides an application that helps business to communicate more effectively with clients by assigning video materials to static pictures, which can be played using the application on the phone.

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Poland Piotr Kroenke (1950-2024)

schedule 15 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

We regret to inform you that Piotr Kroenke, long-time general director of GTC and co-creator of many of the company's successes, has passed away.

Material partner

Poland Excellent Fern at Off Piotrkowska

schedule 04 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Intensive commercialization of the multifunctional Fern building under construction at Off Piotrkowska Center has begun. A modern building, the construction of which will start at the turn of 2024/2025, offers 4,700 sqm of service space and 2,700 sqm of office space.

ESG

Poland BIK Park Sosnowiec II is now BREEAM certified

schedule 15 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

BIK Park Sosnowiec II has successfully passed the BREEAM certification at the Very Good level. Last year, BIK Park Wrocław I and II - two other properties from the portfolio of Biuro Inwestycji Kapitałowych - went through the same assessment process.

Investment & finance

Romania Retail is strong in Romania

schedule 15 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

According to the special research report Romania Retail Destinations 2024, released by CBRE Romania, by the end of 2024 the stock of modern retail spaces in the country will overpass 4.5 mln sqm. It will set a new record for Romania.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Panattoni delivers in Krakow

schedule 12 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni has built another facility in Lesser Poland, City Logistics Krakow Airport II. The investment was made on a speculative basis and already has its first tenant – Allegro.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania Marelvi is set to stay at MLP Bucharest West

schedule 12 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Marelvi, a distributor of electronics and home appliances in Romania, has extended its lease agreement for more than 8,100 sqm of space at the MLP Bucharest West logistics park. 

Eurobuild CEE

Poland The April edition of "Eurobuild" is now ready to read!

schedule 11 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

The next edition of our monthly magazine is now available both in paper and digital versions! Traditionally, the new issue was first sent to our conference guests, and then to all readers!

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Midocean takes more and more

schedule 10 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni has launched the construction of Panattoni Park Ruda Śląska IV. A major tenant has already been found with Midocean to lease 20,000 sqm of storage space, including an extension option for a further 10,000 sqm.

Investment & finance

Poland Big splash in Silesia

schedule 10 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Mitiska REIM has sold a 6.7ha land plot to Momentum Leisure to develop a theme and water park which will further reinforce the offering of the Europa Centralna retail center, located in Gliwice.

ESG

Czech Republic Domeq is doing WELL

schedule 09 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

CTP, in cooperation with Ruby Project Management, has received the highest level of the WELL certification for its project Domeq in Brno. It's the first residential investment in the country to meet the criteria.

Investment & finance

Poland Additional loan for Hillwood

schedule 08 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Hillwood has increased its loan with Millennium Bank to EUR 29 mln for the construction of phase II of the Park Hillwood Zgierz I project, located in Central Poland, 2.5 km from the A2 motorway entrance and 15.5 km from the A1 motorway junction.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Hermes by the German border

schedule 08 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni has finished the construction of a logistics centre for Hermes Fulfilment. This is the first project that has been built for the company in Poland.

Office & mixed-use development

Romania Bucharest office market remains fluid and flexible

schedule 08 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Two distinct trends have emerged in 2023: securing entry into prime new locations and optimising the portfolio through best value negotiations, all driven by a market with limited deliveries. After the first three months of this year, the office sector in Bucharest shows a positive fluctuation in terms of total leasing activity, being 71 pct higher than the same period last year.

Eurobuild FM

Poland Tristram Carfrae on sustainable engineering

schedule 07 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Welcome to Eurobuild FM! We invited an excellent expert to the today's episode – distinguished structural engineer Tristram Carfrae, deputy chair of world-renowned design consultants Arup gave us an exclusive interview.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Cornerstone laid for Booster Zabrze

schedule 05 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

LemonTree, in cooperation with Commercecon, has launched the construction of Booster Zabrze following the cornerstone ceremony for the project. The mixed-use development will ultimately offer more than 100,000 sqm of retail, logistics and office space, surrounded by landscaping — accessible to both tenants and local residents.

Investment & finance

Poland Refinancing secured for Galeria Młociny

schedule 04 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

EPP and Echo Investment have successfully secured a loan worth EUR 145.2 mln for the new financing of the Galeria Młociny shopping centre in Warsaw.

Residential

Romania One United Properties moves into premium housing

schedule 04 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

One United Properties has concluded a memorandum of understanding with CPI Property Group for the acquisition of a 21 ha site close to the Eroii Revoluției metro station just south of Bucharest city centre. The project planned on the site should see the construction of round 5,000 housing units.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland For the seventh time for K-Flex

schedule 04 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni is developing another BTS project for K-Flex – an international manufacturer of elastomeric thermal and acoustic insulation materials. A seventh building of 20,000 sqm in the warehousing and manufacturing complex in Uniejów will be completed in June this year.

Investment & finance

Poland Loan for Dobrzykowice

schedule 04 April 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Hillwood Polska has signed a loan agreement with mBank worth more than EUR 28.4 mln for the construction of a warehouse in Dobrzykowice near Wrocław. The building will be part of the Hillwood Wrocław East project being developed together with LCube.

Residential

Poland Prefabricated for students

schedule 04 April 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Solida Capital Europe and 1 Asset Management selected Pekabex for the execution of the purpose student housing PBSA project located in Puławska street in Warsaw.

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schedule 26 January 2024

Symbiotic fit for HB Reavis and HqO

The Symbiosy smart building platform developed in-house by Slovakian developer HB Reavis has been acquired by Massachusetts-based real estate experience platform HqO.

schedule 07 December 2023

Saski Crescent has WiredScore Platinum

The renovated Saski Crescent office building has proven to be fully prepared for challenges in terms of technological requirements. The building's full digital connectivity has been confirmed by the highest level of the WiredScore rating – Platinum.

schedule 31 August 2022

Bright Spaces and digital future for CA Immo Hungary

Bright Spaces has announced a partnership with CA Immo Hungary to digitally showcase five of the latter’s buildings.

schedule 26 August 2022

Sharry and Otis bring touchless access to Smíchoff

Sharry and Otis have partnered to provide a contact-free elevator access system that is operated via a mobile app for the Smíchoff office building in Prague.

schedule 17 June 2022

Hyperscale data centre launched in Warsaw

Vantage Data Centers has announced the opening of two hyperscale data campuses – in Warsaw and Berlin.

schedule 12 May 2022

Hi Tech bicycle storage comes to Norblin Factory

A bicycle storage stacking machine has been installed in the Norblin Factory centre in Warsaw, which can hold up to 96 bikes.

schedule 27 October 2021

Workthere comes to Poland

Savills has launched a Polish version of its Workthere online platform to help potential tenants find flexible workspace and optimise how they use their space.

schedule 17 August 2021

Eobuwie rolls out foot scanning app abroad

Online shoe store Eobuwie.pl has just rolled out its esize.me app in service in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary.

schedule 14 June 2021

Atrium work ten times quicker

Atrium Poland Real Estate Management is to work with Pergamin, a Polish startup that allows contracts to be signed with digital signatures. In this way, the leasing of 14 of Atrium’s centres will be up to ten times quicker.

schedule 31 May 2021

Cushman & Wakefield start droning on

Cushman & Wakefield has teamed up with FairFleet to offer drone surveillance services throughout the EMEA as well as across the Asia Pacific region and Canada.

schedule 01 April 2021

Esoleo embraces AI for solar farm

US company AI Clearing is to provide its fully automated construction progress tracking solution for Esoleo, which is building Poland’s largest solar farm on the site of a former brown coal mine in Brudzew in central Poland.

schedule 26 March 2021

Segro becomes part of Proptech Foundation

Segro has joined the Proptech Foundation.

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.

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