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The 2019 top ten

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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.

1. The top spot was taken by Echo Investment which in March unveiled its ambitious plans to redevelop the area around ul. Towarowa in Warsaw at this year’s MIPIM fair in Cannes.

2. The second story was a personnel change at JLL announced in December. Tomasz Trzósło has decided to step down from JLL to move onto pastures new.



3.The third page to garner the largest number of clicks was the landing page for our special office supplement published in March ‘Flex and the City’.


4.This year was certainly an active time for investors from Korea and one of the first deal announced was in April when two buildings from the Lixa complex were sold.

5. Globalworth was on a bit of a splurge last year and one of the company’s more notable transactions was announced in April with the purchase of the WTT building in Warsaw, a story that was broken by ‘Eurobuild CEE’.



6. And Globalworth wasn’t the only company loosening the purse strings as Immofinanz had its eye out for the Warsaw Spire building, a transaction that went down in June.

7. Immofinanz was also responsible for the next most read story, as it succeeded in its plan to sell off a number of Warsaw office buildings for residential development. The buyer of this deal in August was none other than Echo Investment.

8. The next most widely read story was in July when Michał Białas, Accolade’s country head for Poland, laid out the company’s future development plans.

9.One of the surprises of last year was probably the announcement by Hungarian investor Wing that it was entering Poland. In October it announced that it was to buy Echo Investment! The deal was finalized in December.




10. The final story to make our top ten was the announcement in February that Patron was to buy the Warsaw Sheraton Hotel, a deal that was finalised at the end of March.



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Office & mixed-use development

Warsaw in top ten fintech cities - Savills

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

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The future’s flex

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Nathan North
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POLAND Arrow takes aim at Poland

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Arrow Capital Partners has acquired Airport House in Warsaw for its USD 3 bln European Strategic Industrial Real Estate (SIRE) platform for an undisclosed sum.

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POLAND Panattoni to begin latest Silesian park

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Panattoni is to develop its latest warehouse and manufacturing park in Silesia – Panattoni Park Zabrze II.

Investment & finance

POLAND Strong H1 volumes despite the virus

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An investment volume of EUR 2.9 bln was transacted on Polish real estate in the second best H1 on record, according to JLL.

Investment & finance

POLAND Investor confidence set to recover – Cresa

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Despite the impact of the pandemic, Poland should continue to be an attractive commercial real estate investment destination, according to Cresa.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND GFT moves HQ to Brama Miasta

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Nathan North
deputy editor

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.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Skanska seals largest ever lease

schedule 30 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

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.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade to invest EUR 47 mln in Gorzów

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Accolade has been revealed to be the investor behind the Panattoni Park Gorzów Wielkopolski, which is currently being developed by Panattoni in western Poland.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND MVGM chosen for City One

schedule 29 June 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

MVGM has taken over the management of City One, the first stage of the City Forum office complex in Wrocław.

Office & mixed-use development

Romania Hagag takes on Știrbey Palace

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Real estate developer Hagag Development Europe has received the urban planning certificate for its restoration and conversion into offices of Știrbey Palace in Bucharest.

Investment & finance

CZECH REPUBLIC City West C1 and C2 sold for CZK 2 bln

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Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech real estate group Českomoravská Nemovitostní (ČMN) has completed the CZK 2 bln (app. EUR 74.5 mln) acquisition of two office buildings: City West C1 and C2 in Prague’s western Stodůlky district.

Technology

WORLD Investment set to rise in home office tech

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As many as 88 pct of EMEA occupiers intend to invest more in technology designed specifically to aid home working, according to CBRE’s 2020 EMEA Occupier Flash Survey.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Wrocław office market on the road to recovery

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

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Poland set for a nearshoring boom?

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Poland may become a nearshoring hotspot, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, claims consultancy Savills.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Elastron comes to North Gate

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Leather and fabrics distributor Elastron has leased almost 3,000 sqm in the S5 Wrocław North Gate industrial park in Psary north of Wrocław.

Investment & finance

POLAND Tomasz Trzósło approved as EPP CEO

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A general meeting of shareholders has approved the appointment of Tomasz Trzósło to the position of CEO of EPP.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw Unit puts on dragon skin

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Ghelamco Poland is about to complete installing a kinetic façade, called ‘Dragon Skin’, onto its Warsaw Unit office development.

Office & mixed-use development

BULGARIA Landlords in no mood to postpone or lower rents

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As many as 71 pct of office tenants in Sofia have asked to defer rental payments and 53 pct have asked for a temporary rent reduction, according to a survey of 85 office landlords in the city by consultancy MBL.

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