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Embracing an ageing workforce

Human resources
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.

They also keep up with social media and around 95 pct have a LinkedIn page while 56 pct have a Facebook account.

On the other hand 11 pct of recruiters believe the older generation are not willing to acquire new skills. Around 70 pct of companies say they do not consider the age of potential employees, but still state that the ideal candidate will have around five years professional experience, while many over the age of fifty claim to be subject to discrimination. argue that they are not guided by age determinants in recruitment, when asked about the preferred seniority of potential employees, they indicate candidates with around five years of experience. “We often hear the opinion that people of over 50 on the labour market are not flexible enough and are not up to date with new technology. The results of the Generation 50+ study show that these are harmful stereotypes, which can translate into companies being unwilling to employ those over 50,” says Piotr Wielgomas, the CEO of Bigram. The report was based on research conducted in August and September 2019. The study interviewed HR personnel from 301 small, medium and large businesses and included 455 working people between the ages of 46 and 65.

Latest news

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 Human resources

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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