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WORLD Employers in no rush to return to workplaces

Coronavirus
Almost three quarters of employers plan to reintroduce their employees to their workplaces in phases rather than all at once, according to CBRE in its global survey on return-to-work strategies after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Only 20 pct of companies said they intended to reopen as soon as government restrictions are lifted. A larger proportion (42 pct) said they would do so after their internal standards are met. Around 72 pct of companies are to carry out a phased reopening with defined percentages or groups of employees readmitted over weeks or months. Meanwhile, 52 pct expect to give employees the option of working from home for the foreseeable future – although this varies widely according to the business sector and type of operation.

Roughly half of the 203 companies covered by the survey are introducing contact-free systems to improve hygiene. Most will be implementing social-distancing rules and providing their employees with face-masks, although less than a third will require these to be worn at all times in any company facility unless mandated by local authorities. The survey took place on May 4th.

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Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Ashland in Atrium Centrum

schedule 27 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Ashland Poland has leased almost 1,100 sqm in Atrium Centrum in Warsaw city centre.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Mogilska 43 reaches 90 pct

schedule 27 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

A consulting company has leased 1,200 sqm of office space in the Mogilska 43 Office in Kraków.

Warehouse & industrial

CZECH REPUBLIC Panattoni park to be built at former Teplice glassworks

schedule 27 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Panattoni has begun the construction of a new industrial park on the site of the former Kavalier glassworks in Hostomice near Teplice in Central Bohemia.

Interior design

HUNGARY MadiLancos designs own offices in ZenGarden

schedule 26 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Hungarian architectural and design firm MadiLancos Studio has leased 400 sqm for its new head office in the recently refurbished ZenGarden building in Budapest.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND L&P gets into PM with Népliget Center

schedule 26 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Real estate asset manager and advisor Lodge & Partners has established a property management division in Hungary, with Népliget Center in Budapest to be the first property managed by the new unit.

Events

POLAND Cautious optimism at The 26th Annual Property Market Conference in Poland

schedule 26 November 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Eurobuild CEE's 26th Annual Property Market Conference in Poland took place on November 25th. And to sum up the tone of the discussions, it could be said that the general mood was one of cautious optimism.

Eurobuild Awards

POLAND Maciej Dyjas – nominee for the Real Estate Personality of the Year

schedule 14 November 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Each year Eurobuild has the privilege to pick out a select few who have stood out from other players on the real estate market and nominate them for the Personality of the Year in Commercial Real Estate Award. So who are this year’s candidates, what’s their recipe for success and what has paved their way on the road to the summit?

Residential

POLAND Echo Investment plans urban redesign for Służewiec

schedule 25 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Echo Investment, in cooperation with BBGK Architekci, has unveiled its concept for a new residential quarter in Warsaw’s Służewiec district.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Pure Ice from MLP Pruszków II

schedule 25 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Pure Ice, Poland’s largest ice cube manufacturer, has leased 3,500 sqm of warehouse and office space in MLP Pruszków II.

Retail & leisure

POLAND HopStop sold to LCP Properties

schedule 24 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The HopStop convenience retail park in Siedlce has been sold by Polish developer Katharsis Development to UK investor LCP Properties for an undisclosed sum.

Warehouse & industrial

EUROPE Palmira launches third pan-European logistics fund

schedule 24 November 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Frankfurt-based Palmira Capital Partners has launched its third European core logistics property fund – the Palmira European Core Logistics Fund.

Hotels

HUNGARY Crowne Plaza comes to Budapest

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Gránit Pólus Group for the Hilton Budapest City hotel in the city centre to be re-branded as the Crowne Plaza Budapest in 2021.

Investment & finance

HUNGARY Resolution debuts on the Danube

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

London-based Resolution Property has bought two office buildings in Budapest from Hungarian fund manager Adventum: Margit Palace and Buda Square. for an undisclosed sum.

Residential

POLAND Capital Park buys Polish Hook sites

schedule 23 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Capital Park has concluded a preliminary agreement for the purchase of two plots in Gdańsk with a total area of 1.3 ha on the Polski Hak [Polish Hook] headland in Gdańsk’s port area.

Investment & finance

Poland Fuzja gains financing

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Echo Investment has been granted a loan by Bank Pekao to construct three office buildings in the mixed-use Fuzja project on ul. Tymienickiego in Łódź.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania VGP builds big in Brașov

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

VGP has started construction work on a business park in Brașov. The first industrial building will have an area of 9,400 sqm and is to be delivered around the middle of next year.

Office & mixed-use development

Croatia Generali enters the Matrix

schedule 20 November 2020

GTC Group has signed a lease agreement with insurer Generali for over 2,500 sqm of modern office space in the Matrix B building in Zagreb.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Ghelamco starts Craft work

schedule 20 November 2020
Opr./edited by AH

Ghelamco has begun the construction of the Craft office building at the junction of ul. Chorzowska and ul. Ściegiennego in Katowice near the Silesia City Center shopping centre.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Jupiter set for Supernova

schedule 20 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Austrian retail real estate investor Supernova has bought the Jupiter City shopping centre in Pitești from local company Mall Retail Rom, which is owned by Israeli concern Jupiter Group.

Green projects

CZECH REPUBLIC Outstanding news for Flow Building

schedule 20 November 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The Flow Building on Wenceslas Square in Prague has become the first building in the Czech Republic to be awarded a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certificate – the highest possible rating.

Latest in Coronavirus

schedule 24 June 2020

Employers in no rush to return to workplaces

Almost three quarters of employers plan to reintroduce their employees to their workplaces in phases rather than all at once, according to CBRE in its global survey on return-to-work strategies after the Covid-19 pandemic.

schedule 14 May 2020

Catella sees hope and chances for real estate after Covid-19

WORLD Real estate could actually benefit from the Covid-19 pandemic in the long run due its perception as a safe haven for investors, according to a report just published on the implications of the epidemic for the market by Swedish property consulting and fund management specialists Catella.

schedule 14 May 2020

Build Europe pushes post-coronavirus action plan

EUROPE Build Europe, an umbrella organisation for EU-based residential developers and constructors, has presented its recommendations for helping the sector in the EU emerge from the post-Covid19 economic crisis.

schedule 14 May 2020

Polish RE lends an even greater hand to fight the pandemic

POLAND More companies have joined # Property4Heroes - the commercial real estate market's initiative to support hospital staff and ambulance crews across Poland. Each day the initiative delivers 1,150 meals to physicians, nurses, paramedics and support personnel.

schedule 07 May 2020

Panattoni to provide PLN 0.5 bln worth of medical supplies

POLAND Warehouse developer Panattoni has allocated PLN 500,000 to buy medical supplies for three Polish hospitals.

schedule 14 April 2020

Landlords underwhelmed by emergency relief

CEE REGION Preliminary CEE investment volumes for Q1 2020 amounted to app. EUR 3.7 bln, despite the onset of Covid-19 in the region in early March – according to Colliers International’s latest research report.

schedule 14 April 2020

Toyota prepares to reopen Polish plants

EUROPE Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the partial resumption of operations in its European manufacturing plants, which have been closed due to the coronavirus epidemic.

schedule 08 April 2020

AFI Braşov now to open in the autumn

ROMANIA AFI Europe Romania has announced that it is rescheduling the opening of its AFI Braşov shopping and entertainment centre due to the pandemic.

schedule 08 April 2020

Aleja opening postponed

SLOVENIA The official opening of the Aleja shopping centre in Ljubljana’s Šiška district has been postponed.

schedule 07 April 2020

BPI opens virtual sales office

POLAND BPI Real Estate Polandis to introduce a virtual sales office for all of its Polish projects.

schedule 07 April 2020

Rent suspension in Sukcesja

POLAND Rent payments have been suspended for all tenants in the Sukcesja shopping centre in Łódź.

schedule 03 April 2020

Retailers join the fight

POLAND The Polish Trade and Distribution Organisation [POHiD], an association of retail chains, are to contribute PLN 15 mln to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

schedule 02 April 2020

Carrefour donates PLN 2 mln to fight pandemic

POLAND The Carrefour Foundation and Carrefour Polska are donating around PLN 2 mln to Polish hospitals for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

schedule 01 April 2020

Pay no rent in Sukcesja

POLAND The Sukcesja shopping centre owned by Fabryka Biznesu in Łódź has stopped collecting rents from its tenants.

schedule 31 March 2020

Government takes on board PRCH recommendations

POLAND The range of temporary trading restrictions in Polish retail buildings above 2,000 sqm imposed by the Ministry of Health has been clarified after consultations with the Polish Council of Shopping Centres [PRCH] and the Ministry of Development.

schedule 31 March 2020

Rent holiday for CCC and Ultro tenants

POLAND Dariusz Miłek, the president of footwear and accessories retailer CCC and Ultro Holding, the owner and manager of Cuprum Arena in Lubin and Korona in Kielce, has decided to cancel rent collections from tenants whose outlets have been forced to close during the Covid-19 emergency.

schedule 31 March 2020

Develia fears Covid-19 impact on business

POLAND Wrocław-based developer Develia (formerly LC Corp) has announced that the disruption caused by the pandemic could have a significant and potentially serious impact on the current operations of the company and its groups.

schedule 31 March 2020

Economies rebalance in wake of coronavirus

CEE REGION According to analysis by Colliers International all CEE economies this year are to decline or fall into recession as a result of the coronavirus.

schedule 30 March 2020

Movement and gatherings ban tightened further

POLAND The Polish government has introduced a new directive clarifying the restrictions on movement as part of its measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

schedule 30 March 2020

Construction sector concerned about contracts

POLAND The onset of Covid-19 and the worsening labour shortages due to the closure of the border with Ukraine could have a devastating effect on the Polish construction sector and the ability to carry out contracts on time, according to the Polish Association of Construction Employers [PZPB] and the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Roads [OIGD].

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