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Young workers don't mind working in old buildings

Human resources
POLAND According to a recent survey by HR Design Group on employment in the real estate and construction sector, almost 40 pct of those working in the sector intend to change their jobs within the next twelve months and 83 pct stated they felt overworked and stressed at work.

Around 35 pct stated that noise levels in the office prevented them from working effectively but in 83 pct of companies there was no formal policy allowing employees to work from home, although 49 pct of workers occasionally did so. The youngest workers (aged 21-25) declared no desire to change their jobs, while 52 pct of those aged 26-35 were looking for new positions with the percentage rising to 70 pct for those who had spent at least two years in the same organisation. For the second year in a row, higher wages were the number one reason for changing jobs, while the least important reason was the location of the office respondents have the opportunity to work in such a way. Interestingly, the youngest people on the labour market, aged 21-25, do not declare the need to change jobs. As many as 52 pct people in the 26-35 age group feel the need to change their employer, with the percentage increasing by up to 70 pct in the case of people with work experience of up to 2 years in a given organisation. For the second year in a row, the most important factor when changing jobs from the employee's perspective is the level of remuneration and the least important one is the location of the office and the benefits provided by the company again, which is still surprising. Around 58 pct of companies automatically raise wages every year, but in 34 pct of companies only up to 70 pct of employees benefit from such a system.

Latest news

Retail & leisure

POLAND Stars to stay in Plejada

schedule 25 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Thirty-four tenants have renewed their leases in Plejada Sosnowiec in Silesia, amounting to 9,000 sqm of the shopping centre’s total area.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Pika picks 7R City Flex Wrocław Airport

schedule 25 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish business outsourcing company Pike has leased 3,085 sqm of warehouse space and 520 sqm of offices in 7R City Flex Wrocław Airport.

Events

Polska Who came out on top in the doubles?

schedule 24 September 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

At the 15th Eurobuild CEE Annual Tennis Tournament, it was not only the men’s and ladies’ singles titles that were being fought out on the courts of the Warszawianka tennis club in Warsaw, but also the doubles.

Investment & finance

POLAND Echo enjoys 17 pct rise in portfolio value over H1

schedule 24 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Polish developer Echo Investment generated a net profit of PLN 10.4 mln in Q2 2020, mainly due to the appreciation in the value of its projects under construction and the handover of 222 apartments to buyers.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Uni-Logistics chooses MLP Pruszków I for expansion

schedule 24 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Uni-Logistics has leased 2,900 sqm in MLP Pruszków I on Warsaw’s western outskirts.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA SLS Cargo heads for P3 Bucharest A1

schedule 24 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

SLS Cargo has leased 15,500 sqm of warehouse space in P3 Bucharest A1.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Santander and DLA Piper stay five years longer in Atrium 2

schedule 23 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Hansainvest Real Assets has prolonged for five years two lease agreements totalling over 10,000 sqm – more than half the total leasable space – in its Atrium 2 office building in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Sportvida opts for Panattoni Park Sosnowiec I

schedule 23 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Sports equipment and leisure accessories manufacturer and distributor Sportvida has leased 1,150 sqm of warehouse and office space in Panattoni Park Sosnowiec I in Silesia.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Alfa Bond Kohlhauer concentrating on Kajetany

schedule 23 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Alfa Bond Kohlhauer has leased warehouse and office space along with land in a privately owned industrial complex in Kajetany, 25 km south-west of Warsaw city centre.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND AFG opens third European training centre in Warsaw

schedule 23 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Avenger Flight Group has opened Poland’s first commercial aviation training centre in the 7R City Flex complex near Chopin Airport in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND School supplies from Panattoni Park Łódź West

schedule 23 September 2020
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Panattoni has started the development of Panattoni Park Łódź West.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Lidl into Homepark Targówek

schedule 22 September 2020
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Lidl is to open a 2,017 sqm store in the Homepark Targówek retail park in Warsaw's Targówek district.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Galeria Andrychów 85 pct leased

schedule 22 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Galeria Andrychów in southern Poland – the second joint ‘power centre’ project by Acteeum and Equilis – is already 85 pct leased prior to its scheduled opening in H2 2021.

E-commerce

UKRAINE Wildberries now growing in Ukraine

schedule 22 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Russia’s largest online retailer Wildberries has entered the Ukrainian market.

Hotels

EUROPE Convivio finalises five-star portfolio buy

schedule 21 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Convivio Hotels has completed the EUR 573 mln acquisition of eight of the five-star hotels in the pan-European Dedica Anthology portfolio from Värde Partners.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND CPI managing Concept by itself

schedule 21 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

CPI Property Group has taken over the management of Concept Tower in central Warsaw, following its recent acquisition of the property.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND More packed in at Hillwood Marki

schedule 21 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Hurtownia Opakowań has increased the warehouse space it leases in Hillwood Marki to 4,500 sqm.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC Portivo picks up Brno Mall

schedule 21 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech investment group Portiva and Micronix have bought the Central Kladno shopping centre in Brno from Crestyl for CZK 2 bln (app. EUR 74.8 mln).

Investment & finance

CZECH/ SLOVAKIA/ UK Vesa starts buying at Sainsbury’s

schedule 21 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Prague-based Vesa Equity Investment has announced the acquisition of a 3.05 pct share in British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, becoming its fourth largest shareholder.

Investment & finance

POLAND Madison buys Chmielna 89 stake

schedule 18 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

A fund managed by US investor Madison International Realty has bought a 65 pct stake in the newly completed Chmielna 89 office project in central Warsaw from Cavatina Holding.

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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.

schedule 22 April 2020

C&W Poland announces new head

POLAND Krzysztof Misiak has been appointed head of Cushman & Wakefield Poland.

schedule 20 April 2020

Michal Oparty of JLL Bratislava joins RICS

SLOVAKIA Michal Oparty, the head of the project and development services department at JLL Bratislava, has been made a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

schedule 08 April 2020

CBRE Czech unveils new head of investment

CZECH REPUBLIC Katarína Brydone has been appointed head of investment properties of CBRE in the Czech Republic, effective from June 1st. She succeeds Chris Sheils, who has decided to leave the business following Clare Sheils’ promotion to managing director of CBRE Czech Republic.

schedule 19 March 2020

Oliver Schumy steps down

EUROPE Oliver Schumy, the CEO of Immofinanz, is stepping down from the management board.

schedule 19 March 2020

Papalekas steps down

POLAND/ROMANIA Ioannis Papalekas, the founder of Globalworth, is stepping down from the board of directors of Globalworth with immediate effect but will remain as CEO.

schedule 27 February 2020

Skanska centralises

CEE REGION Skanska has centralised its operations in the CEE region by appointing new deputy CEOs responsible for different divisions.

schedule 19 February 2020

Demography set to change the real estate market

WORLD Around 693 mln boomers will reach retirement age and 1.3 bln of generation Z are set to enter workforce over the next 10 years, according to the “Demographic Shifts: The World in 2030” report by Cushman & Wakefield.

schedule 21 January 2020

JLL announces new regional boss

Sabine Eckhardt has been appointed CEO for Central Europe, with effect from May 1st.

schedule 17 January 2020

Leach & Partners to manage for Catella

POLAND Leach & Partners have been appointed to manage two residential buildings and one private student house at ul. Rakowicka 20 in Kraków.

schedule 17 December 2019

Trzósło to say goodbye to JLL

EPP has announced that Tomasz Trzósło has been nominated for the position of CEO to succeed Hadley Dean, whose term of office is due to expire in May. The appointment has to be approved by the general meeting of shareholders.

schedule 09 December 2019

Embracing an ageing workforce

POLAND According to the ‘Generation 50+ at work – truth and stereotypes’ report by Essilor Polonia and Bigram 59 pct hold a degree and more than half claim to know English at an advanced level.

schedule 18 November 2019

Health and safety of the future

POLAND The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work [EU-OSHA] claims that more jobs will be performed by sedentary workers in the future and the rates for obesity cardiovascular disease and diabetes are likely to increase increase.

schedule 14 November 2019

Young workers don't mind working in old buildings

POLAND According to a recent survey by HR Design Group on employment in the real estate and construction sector, almost 40 pct of those working in the sector intend to change their jobs within the next twelve months and 83 pct stated they felt overworked and stressed at work.

schedule 21 June 2019

Colliers accuses CEO of insider trading

WORLD Dylan Taylor has been dismissed as chief executive officer of Colliers real estate services for misconduct including improper trading activity in Colliers securities in breach of his employment obligations.

schedule 07 June 2019

Echinox to manage Eminescu

ROMANIA Echinox, the representative of Cushman & Wakefield in Romania has been commissioned to manage the Eminescu Office building, which has recently been delivered in Bucharest, near Piaţa Romană.

schedule 13 May 2019

PRCH strengthens management board

POLAND Amrest, Apsys, Atrium, Dentons, Pradera, Unibail and Yes have all contributed executives and experts to sit on the board of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH).

schedule 14 March 2019

Reshuffling at Desilva

POLAND The Hotele Desilva chain has announced changes to its managerial board.

schedule 11 March 2019

Changes at the helm of CCC

POLAND Dariusz Miłek, the CEO of footwear retailer CCC, has resigned from this position and membership of the company’s board.

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