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Eurobuild CEE
EUROBUILD CEE As 2019 is entering its final weeks the real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down. Acquisitions, leases and new developments are stirring up excitement, just as they always do. Adding to the picture this week is the growing interest in the Eurobuild Awards, as the date of the gala, December 3rd, grows ever closer.
1. The number one piece of news last week was yet another purchase by Globalworth. This time the Romanian-based investor is to buy two Warsaw office buildings from Cavatina Holdings.





2. WeWork is to take out a large lease in a high-rise project in Warsaw - and this story turned out to be the second most widely read news item last week.




3. The Eurobuild Awards always generates a lot of attention, so it's no wonder that many readers wanted to check out this year’s full list of nominees.





4. More Leroy Merlin stores in Poland and the further shrinking of Tesco! This is what will happen when the DIY retailer buys three buildings from Tesco in Gorzów Wielkopolski.




5. A Warsaw-based developer is about to start the construction of a tall office building near the Arkadia shopping centre in Warsaw’s Wola district, which was the fifth most widely read story of the wee.:


Latest news

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA Iulius building another Palas

schedule 10 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Iulius has started the construction of Palas Campus – its EUR 120 mln office development in central Iași.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND 21st key in the door of Sportowa Centrum

schedule 10 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The 21st leasing deal for space in Sportowa Centrum in Gdynia has taken place and as a result building C of the office complex is now fully occupied.

Investment & finance

CEE REGION Goodman says goodbye to CEE portfolio

schedule 10 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Goodman European Partnership (GEP) has completed the sale of 26 logistics properties in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary to GLP for around EUR 1 bln.

Warehouse & industrial

Latvia Pillar lays A6 foundation stone

schedule 10 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Pillar Capital (formerly New Hanza Capital) has started the construction of the A6 logistics park in Riga.

Investment & finance

POLAND Chariot sells Katowice plot

schedule 10 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Chariot Top Group, a company managed by Griffin Real Estate, has sold a 1.8 ha investment plot on al. Górnośląska in Katowice to an undisclosed buyer,

Office & mixed-use development

Ambassador welcomes AECOM

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Infrastructure specialists AECOM Polska has leased more than 1,000 sqm in the Ambassador office building in Warsaw’s Służewiec district.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA NEPI Rockcastle and AFI agree new MOU

schedule 09 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

NEPI Rockcastle and AFI Europe have entered into a new memorandum of understanding as a result of arbitration proceedings following AFI’s suspension of its takeover of NEPI Rockcastles’s Romanian office portfolio.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Wave approval waved through

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The Wave office building, which has just been completed by Skanska in Gdańsk’s Oliwa district, has been approved for use.

Warehouse & industrial

CEE REGION CEE-6 manufacturing powers into contention

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The CEE-6’s share of EU manufacturing output has more than doubled since 2004, when the first group of these countries joined the European Union, according to research by Colliers International.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw office pipeline half pre-leased

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Around 50 pct of the 704,000 sqm of office space currently under construction in Warsaw has been pre-leased, according to real estate advisory Cresa.

Office & mixed-use development

CEE REGION Office occupiers set to embrace hybrid models

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The total modern office stock in the 14 CEE capital cities at the end of Q1 2020 amounted to almost 26.4 mln sqm, according to Colliers International’s ExCEEding Borders Office Snapshot survey of the region’s main office markets.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA Lockdown leases of 25,000 sqm for Globalworth

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Globalworth has signed contracts for more than 25,000 sqm of office space in Bucharest in the last three months, despite the pandemic and social distancing measures.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Mall footfall bounces back

schedule 09 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH) has published its latest average weekly footfall figures for centres across Poland.

Retail & leisure

SERBIA Pepco launches into Serbia

schedule 08 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish discount store chain Pepco is entering the Serbian market, where it plans to open in 30 locations in its first year of operations.

Construction

EUROPE Construction mood starts to recover – GlobalData

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The European construction industry expected to recover in second half of 2020, according to data and analytics specialists GlobalData.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND Globalworth adds Rondo Business Park to PM list

schedule 08 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Rondo Business Park in Kraków is to be managed by Globalworth’s in-house team from July.

Events

Poland Changing with the times

schedule 08 July 2020
Eurobuild CEE

Summer at Eurobuild has never been so hot! We have a new editor, a new website, and soon we’ll be moving to our new headquarters. And, with the announcement of their rescheduled dates, a lot of heat and excitement are being generated for our sports tournaments!

Investment & finance

EUROPE Industrial yields fall below retail for first time

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Average prime industrial and prime shopping centre yields across mainland Europe have converged for the first time in recorded history, as demand for logistics soars due to the e-commerce boom, according to research by Savills.

Events

POLAND Blue skies return for golf

schedule 08 July 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Great news for those who were disappointed by the cancellation of Eurobuild’s annual golf tournament – it’s now back on! And it will be taking place very soon, on September 11th in Rajszew just outside Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

Czech Republic Czech most attractive European manufacturing hub – C&W

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The Czech Republic is the most attractive European manufacturing hub and the fourth most attractive globally, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index.

Latest in Eurobuild CEE

schedule 15 June 2020

A site to behold!

It is our immense pleasure to present to you the new, improved Eurobuild website. And this won't be the last thing we have to say on this subject!

schedule 03 April 2020

PLN 750 mln for research, construction and real estate

POLAND Applications for innovation grants from this year’s [Badania na Rynek] ‘Market Research’ competition can now be submitted to the Polish Enterprise Development Agency [PARP].

schedule 23 March 2020

Last week’s top five: The best five in isolation

Not surprisingly almost everyone was talking about the coronavirus crisis last week.

schedule 13 March 2020

BNP breaks revenue record

EUROPE BNP Paribas Real Estate has recorded EUR 1.01 bln in revenue for 2019. “In 2019, BNP Paribas Real Estate broke through the symbolic threshold of EUR 1 bln in revenues for the first time and a year ahead of target.

schedule 13 March 2020

1,100 homes to be built in Poznań

POLAND Poznań’s largest ever city housing project is being launched – the city’s housing authority has signed a contract for Agrobex to build the first two stages of what will eventually be a 1,100 apartment estate on ul. Opolska in the city’s Dębiec district.

schedule 13 March 2020

The week’ top five: The news in the time of coronavirus

EUROBUILD CEE This time around the stories were topped by Ghelamco and its plans, but the news was dominated more by repositionings and investment deals.

schedule 12 March 2020

The sound of silence

POLAND Investors don’t pay much attention to low tax rates today; what is important to them is predictability and access to financial instruments that might mitigate financial risk. This was the conclusion of the ‘Tax barometer’ discussion panel at the Investment Market Conference held by Eurobuild in the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw on February 27th.

schedule 11 March 2020

Demand remains unsated

POLAND The office market is preparing itself for a shortfall in new supply and tenants are gearing themselves increased rents. They are also beginning to plan their relocations several years in advance.

schedule 09 March 2020

Last week’s top five: many changes afoot

EUROBUILD CEE The biggest stories of last week ranged from a new company entering onto the market to a financing deal, but what most caused those mice buttons to go click was

schedule 05 March 2020

Infectious investment talk

POLAND The supply gap on the Polish office market means that office buildings across the country will continue to enjoy great interest from both tenants and investors, agreed the panellists of Eurobuild CEE’s 6th Invested Interest – Investment Market Conference at the Intercontinental Warsaw hotel on February 27th.

schedule 02 March 2020

Last week’s top five: Ghelamco and Skanska at the top

EUROBUILD CEE This week the big investment deals were pushed down by the activities of the larger office space developers with Ghelamco and Skanska sharing the two top spots.

schedule 24 February 2020

Last week's top five: Takeover week!

It was a week for companies to start buying each other out. The two top deals to get those mice a-clicking were both takeovers.

schedule 18 February 2020

Last week’s top five: leases on top

Strangely last week it wasn’t the mega investment transactions that dominated the hunt for eyeballs, but two leasing stories topped our list of the most read.

schedule 03 February 2020

This month’s top five: Two warehouse deals and three office transactions

Warehouse deals dominated the top spots when looking back at last month’s stories, but three office deals also turned out to pique our readers’ interest.

schedule 31 January 2020

This week’s top 5: A ragtag bag of stories

The top five this week were a fairly eclectic set of articles ranging from a share purchase deal to an analysis of the market

schedule 24 January 2020

This week’s top 5: Four purchases and one appointment

Unsurprisingly two major deals topped our rankings this week.

schedule 20 January 2020

Erste buys all of Advance Tower

HUNGARY Erste Real Estate has acquired the second phase of the Advance Tower office complex on Váci út in Budapest from Futureal Group.

schedule 17 January 2020

This week’s top 5

EUROBUILD Despite the wariness many feel about the coming year, this week’s top 5 shows that investors are preparing their ammunition to snap up high quality assets

schedule 13 January 2020

New year top 5

With the first week couple of weeks of the new year behind us it is once again time to see which stories caught the attention of our readers.

schedule 02 January 2020

The 2019 top ten

EUROBUILD A year may be a long time in politics, but it seems an eternity in real estate. So with the new year cheer it is time to look back at our top stories of 2019.

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