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Unity grows in Wrocław

Office & mixed-use development
POLAND IT company Unity Group is to move to the Silver Forum building with a lease of 1,900 sqm in Wrocław in 2020 and is to increase its staffing levels.

“With the change in our Wrocław headquarters, we want to significantly improve the comfort of our daily work conditions. Which is why the entire team was involved in the choice of location and the arrangement of our new offices,” says Marek Lose, the managing partner at Unity Group. The Wrocław office building in the city’s Old Town was opened in 2007. The six storey building has a usable floor space of almost 22,000 sqm, of which almost 15,000 sqm is office space with an additional 2,000 sqm of retail space. The building was designed and developed by Archicom.

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Investment & finance

SLOVAKIA Karimpol buys Bory Business Park

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

Events

POLAND A send off from the Ambassador

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Eurobuild Conferences

This year, our ‘Suits on Bikes’ cycle ride will start in Warsaw’s Służewiec business district. The starting point will be the Ambassador Office Building owned by Hines, which is located at ul. Domaniewska 34a.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA EBRD loans EUR 150 mln to WDP

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed a financing package worth EUR 150 mln with Romanian warehouse developer WDP.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA Interbrands sticks to the A1

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Interbrands Marketing & Distribution has leased 24,830 sqm of logistics and office space in the P3 Bucharest A1 park.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC XLMX leases 16,000 sqm in CTPark Prague East

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XLMX and XLCZ Nábytek, the owners of the Kika, Möbelix and XXXLutz furniture store chains, have leased 16,000 sqm of warehouse space in CTPark Prague East in Nupaky for a regional warehouse for XXXLutz.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Cuprum Square project in Wrocław up for sale

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KGHM VII FIZAN has put up for sale the Cuprum Square office project together with its plot on pl. Jana Pawła II in central Wrocław.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Two lease 45,000 sqm in Panattoni Park Ruda Śląska II

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Two companies have leased a total of 45,000 sqm at Panattoni Park Ruda Śląska II, which is now under development.

Investment & finance

EUROPE European real estate investment down by 39 pct

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European real estate investment volumes came in at EUR 43 bln in Q2 2020 – a decrease of 39 pct on the same period last year, according to CBRE.

Hotels

HUNGARY Danubius ready to open more Budapest hotels

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The Danubius Hotel Erzsébet in Budapest city centre is to re-open after the pandemic lockdown on July 17th, followed by the Danubius Hotel Gellért on August 7th.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw Unit topped off

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The topping out ceremony has taken place for the Warsaw Unit following the completion of the construction work on its concrete structure. The building is now precisely 196.4m in height.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Sennder remotely leases 1,200 sqm in Wrocław

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Freight forwarding company Sennder has leased more than 1,200 sqm of office space in the first stage of Centrum Południe in central Wrocław.

Investment & finance

EUROPE Q1 real estate returns worst since 2012

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The INREV Quarterly Index for the first quarter of 2020 has revealed the initial signs of the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the European real estate sector, with the lowest quarterly performance since Q4 2012.

Retail & leisure

ROMANIA Colosseum Mall opening moved to 2021

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The opening of Colosseum Mall in Bucharest’s 1st district has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the pandemic, having been initially planned for the end of this year.

Residential

POLAND Resi4Rent taking off in Wrocław

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Less than a year after the first buildings of the Resi4Rent Wrocław Rychtalska project came into use they are now 95 pct leased, while half of the company’s newly opened complex on ul. Mieszczańska is also rented out.

Residential

POLAND Aurec opens sales for Włochy estate

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Aurec Home has launched the sales process for the 163 apartments in the first stage of its Miasteczko Jutrzenki estate in Warsaw’s Włochy district.

Green projects

ROMANIA Platinum for UBC 3

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United Business Center 3 in Timișoara has become the only LEED ‘Platinum’ certified office building in Romania outside Bucharest and only the third in the country.

Office & mixed-use development

Savills to lease Eximius Park

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Savills has been appointed as the exclusive office leasing agent for the Eximius Park business complex on Kraków’s north-western outskirts.

Green projects

Panattoni catches Amazon BREEAM

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Panattoni has secured a BREEAM 2016 International New Construction certificate with a ‘Very Good’ rating for its BTS project for Amazon in Gliwice.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Five Budapest office buildings completed in Q2

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Budapest’s total modern office stock now amounts to almost 3.82 mln sqm, according to the latest figures from the Budapest Research Forum.

Public buildings

ESTONIA Merko wins EUR 34 mln hospital contract

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AS Merko Ehitus Eesti has been awarded an app, EUR 33.8 mln design and construction contract by the North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation for the third phase of its medical centre in Tallinn’s Mustamäe district.

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schedule 16 July 2020

Cuprum Square project in Wrocław up for sale

KGHM VII FIZAN has put up for sale the Cuprum Square office project together with its plot on pl. Jana Pawła II in central Wrocław.

schedule 15 July 2020

Sennder remotely leases 1,200 sqm in Wrocław

Freight forwarding company Sennder has leased more than 1,200 sqm of office space in the first stage of Centrum Południe in central Wrocław.

schedule 15 July 2020

Warsaw Unit topped off

The topping out ceremony has taken place for the Warsaw Unit following the completion of the construction work on its concrete structure. The building is now precisely 196.4m in height.

schedule 14 July 2020

Five Budapest office buildings completed in Q2

Budapest’s total modern office stock now amounts to almost 3.82 mln sqm, according to the latest figures from the Budapest Research Forum.

schedule 14 July 2020

Savills to lease Eximius Park

Savills has been appointed as the exclusive office leasing agent for the Eximius Park business complex on Kraków’s north-western outskirts.

schedule 13 July 2020

Green light for Sky Park Tower

Penta Real Estate has received a building permit for its Sky Park Tower office development in Bratislava.

schedule 10 July 2020

21st key in the door of Sportowa Centrum

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.

schedule 10 July 2020

Iulius building another Palas

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

schedule 09 July 2020

Lockdown leases of 25,000 sqm for Globalworth

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.

schedule 09 July 2020

Office occupiers set to embrace hybrid models

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.

schedule 09 July 2020

Warsaw office pipeline half pre-leased

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.

schedule 09 July 2020

Wave approval waved through

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

schedule 09 July 2020

Ambassador welcomes AECOM

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

schedule 08 July 2020

Building B more beautiful for BB Centrum

The recently renovated building B of BB Centrum in Prague 4 has been approved for use.

schedule 02 July 2020

The future’s flex

Hungarian-based serviced office operator New Work has gone from strength-to-strength in the CEE region since its foundation eight years ago in the aftermath of the credit crunch. Now it is poised to expand even further in the wake of the latest crisis, according to the company’s CEO, Hubert Abt, who we spoke to in an exclusive interview

schedule 02 July 2020

Warsaw in top ten fintech cities - Savills

Warsaw is the tenth most attractive city in Europe for the fintech sector, according to a survey by Savills.

schedule 02 July 2020

ABB moves to Monopolis

Swiss automation tech company ABB is to relocate to newly-completed offices in the M1 building of the Monopolis complex in Łódź, where it has leased 1,400 sqm.

schedule 30 June 2020

Skanska seals largest ever lease

Skanska has finalised the signing of a ten-year, 47,000 sqm lease with insurance company PZU for all the office, retail, storage and parking space in the third stage of Generation Park in Warsaw – the entire Y building.

schedule 30 June 2020

GFT moves HQ to Brama Miasta

German software provider GFT is moving its Polish headquarters in Łódź to the first building of the Brama Miasta complex in the city centre, where it will occupy three floors and 4,700 sqm.

schedule 29 June 2020

Wrocław office market on the road to recovery

The Wrocław office market is now on the recovery path after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Polish consultancy Walter Herz.

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