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Investment & finance
POLAND The Permanent Committee of the Council of Ministers has approved a number of reforms that should help surveyors.

The new law will mean that data including aerial photographs, previous gravity and magnetic surveys and land registry information is to be opened to the public. Originally these data were to be made publically available in 2016. The new law is also to abolish the minimum fee of PLN 30 to access the data.

Public data is to be updated on an ongoing basis without the requirement to submit an application and duplicated information held in other registries is to be deleted. The legal changes also specify who is to be responsible for maintaining the data integrity.

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Warehouse & industrial

GERMANY MLP Group starts work on Berlin park

schedule 12 August 2020
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Polish warehousing developer MLP Group is about to start the construction of MLP Business Park Berlin I, a city logistics project located to the south of the city.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Kajima completes Oponeo HQ

schedule 12 August 2020
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Kajima Poland has completed the extension and reconstruction of the Bydgoszcz headquarters of tyre e-retailer Oponeo.pl.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Polish office market surviving but set for a correction – C&W

schedule 12 August 2020
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The total office stock in Poland’s nine largest cities grew by 6 pct y-o-y in H1 2020, despite the lockdown, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield.

Technology

Poland Robot blasts germs with UV

schedule 11 August 2020

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

Technology

Poland Robots replace dinner ladies

schedule 11 August 2020

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

Property and Facility Management

CZECH REPUBLIC Savills for Cimex again

schedule 11 August 2020
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Cimex Group has appointed Savills as the property and leasing manager for twelve commercial properties across the Czech Republic.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Work to start on City Logistics Warsaw Airport II

schedule 11 August 2020
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Panattoni has just announced a Warsaw development, which is to be built on a 1.9 ha site next to the S7 junction with the S8 expressway around six kilometres from Warsaw's Chopin Airport. City Logistics Warsaw Airport II, which is to be built on Warsaw's city limits, will have an area of 9,000 sqm and construction work is to begin in August.

Investment & finance

HUNGARY CPI raises HUF 30 bln from green bonds

schedule 10 August 2020
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Czech real estate developer CPI Property Group auctioned HUF 30 bln (app. EUR 86 mln) of senior unsecured green bonds with a ten-year bullet maturity on August 5th.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Warehouse vacancy creeps up

schedule 10 August 2020
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Both warehouse take-up and supply reached high levels in H1 2020 in Poland, according to Cushman & Wakefield's latest report on the Polish industrial market.

Interior design

POLAND C&W shows off new Hub HQ

schedule 10 August 2020
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Cushman & Wakefield has completed the move of its Warsaw offices to The Warsaw Hub, which has just come into use.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Pretty unvacant in the TriCity

schedule 10 August 2020
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The TriCity office market now has the lowest vacancy of all the major cities in Poland, according to Walter Herz.

Green projects

Hungary LEED Gold for BudaPart

schedule 10 August 2020
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The first office building within Property Market's BudaPart development in Budapest has been awarded LEED 'Gold' certification.

Retail & leisure

BULGARIA Sofia retail rents set to keep on sliding – Colliers

schedule 10 August 2020
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The amount of absorbed retail space in Sofia in H1 decreased by 30 pct compared to H2 2019 to just over 9,000 sqm, according to Colliers International.

Investment & finance

SLOVAKIA Slovak investment weathers the storm

schedule 10 August 2020
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The H1 2020 investment volume in Slovakia reached EUR 432 mln – a 66 pct increase on the same period last year, according to CBRE.

Public buildings

SERBIA Sava Centar on sale for EUR 27.42 mln

schedule 07 August 2020
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The City of Belgrade has put the Sava Centar congress hall up for auction with a starting price of EUR 27.42 mln.

Public buildings

LATVIA Corner House in Riga up for sale

schedule 07 August 2020
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VNĪ, the Latvian state real estate company, is putting up for sale Tetera House (or the Corner House) in Riga.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Romanian investment shakes off sluggishness

schedule 07 August 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Around EUR 408 mln was transacted on Romanian in H1 2020 – an 18 pct y-o-y increase, despite the pandemic, according to Colliers International’s latest Romanian market update.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Skanska to begin H20ffices in Budapest

schedule 07 August 2020
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Skanska has announced that it will be starting work on its H2Offices development in central Budapest this quarter.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND BGK finds the right Alchemia

schedule 07 August 2020
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Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) has leased 550 sqm of office space for its new regional office in the Aurum building in the Alchemia complex in Gdańsk.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Polish warehouses in record-breaking form in H1

schedule 07 August 2020
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The Polish warehouse market maintained its robust momentum with a record 2.38 mln sqm leased on the Polish warehouse market in H1, according to Axi Immo’s ‘Polish Warehouse Market in H1 2020’ report.

Latest in Investment & finance

schedule 10 August 2020

CPI raises HUF 30 bln from green bonds

Czech real estate developer CPI Property Group auctioned HUF 30 bln (app. EUR 86 mln) of senior unsecured green bonds with a ten-year bullet maturity on August 5th.

schedule 10 August 2020

Slovak investment weathers the storm

The H1 2020 investment volume in Slovakia reached EUR 432 mln – a 66 pct increase on the same period last year, according to CBRE.

schedule 07 August 2020

Romanian investment shakes off sluggishness

Around EUR 408 mln was transacted on Romanian in H1 2020 – an 18 pct y-o-y increase, despite the pandemic, according to Colliers International’s latest Romanian market update.

schedule 07 August 2020

Floreasca Park taken by the Chinese

Chinese investment company Fosun has bought the Floreasca Park office building in northern Bucharest from German investor GLL Real Estate, according to local media reports.

schedule 06 August 2020

AFI and NEPI finally seal portfolio deal

AFI Europe has concluded its on-off deal for the acquisition of a portfolio of four office projects in Romania from Nepi Rockcastle.

schedule 06 August 2020

Kajima and Savills IM buy Łódź park

Kajima Properties Europe and Savills Investment Management have acquired Panattoni's interest in the 144,880 sqm Łódź City VI logistics park.

schedule 06 August 2020

CBRE GI buys near Bielsko-Biała again

CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of its Logistics Venture Fund (LoVe), has acquired building C of 7R Park Beskid I, a newly developed 15,000 sqm logistics warehouse in Czechowice-Dziedzice in the southwestern Bielsko-Biała region of Poland from 7R.

schedule 05 August 2020

Atrium to speed up repositioning

Atrium European Real Estate has managed to maintain a stable occupancy for its shopping centre portfolio in the region of 95.4 pct (down by only 1.6 pp) through its “focus on pro-active management” during the pandemic, according to an announcement of the company’s H1 figures

schedule 05 August 2020

EUR 80 mln loan for Hermes

Atenor has received an EUR 80 mln financing loan from Pbb and Erste Bank for its Hermes Business Campus in northern Bucharest.

schedule 04 August 2020

CPI to issue Hungarian green bonds

Czech real estate company CPI Property Group has announced its intention to issue green bonds in Hungary.

schedule 03 August 2020

Metropol buys portfolio of five Atrium centres

Metropol Group has acquired a portfolio of five Polish convenience shopping centres from Atrium European Real Estate for an undisclosed sum.

schedule 30 July 2020

EUR 6.4 bln transacted in CEE in H1 - JLL

More than EUR 6.4 bln was transacted on the CEE real estate investment market in the first six months of the year, according to JLL’s CEE Investment Market H1 2020 report.

schedule 28 July 2020

Poland still the most transparent CEE market

Poland still has the most transparent real estate market in the CEE region, according to JLL and LaSalle’s 2020 Global Real Estate Transparency Index.

schedule 27 July 2020

First buy for latest M7 fund in Katowice

London-based investor and asset manager M7 Real Estate has completed the first acquisition for its M7 CEREF II fund: the Atrium building in Katowice.

schedule 24 July 2020

Land prices still holding up and set to rebound

The investment land market has been as seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as the wider economy, according to Emil Domeracki, the director of investment land services at Colliers International in Poland.

schedule 24 July 2020

Sberbank AM buys PNK Park Veshki

Sberbank Asset Management has signed an agreement with PNK to buy PNK Park Veshki in Moscow for an undisclosed sum.

schedule 24 July 2020

Harmond Capital Partners enters investment scene

A new player has entered the investment market: Harmond Capital Partners. The investment platform has been established with the aim of providing institutional and private investors with high yielding proposals for both single asset and portfolio real estate in the CEE region, while offering comprehensive support through the investment’s entire life cycle.

schedule 20 July 2020

Polish 2020 investment unlikely to fall by more a fifth – Savills

Polish commercial property investment activity reached EUR 2.92 bln in H1 2020, up by almost 5 pct on the same period in 2019 – according to Savills.

schedule 17 July 2020

Highest ever Polish r.e. investment volume in H1 2020

A record high volume of EUR 3.5 bln of real estate transactions were closed in Poland in H1 2020, 30 pct higher than the same period last year, according to Avison Young.

schedule 16 July 2020

Karimpol buys Bory Business Park

Penta Real Estate has sold the Bory Business Park project in Bratislava to Karimpol Group for an undisclosed sum.

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