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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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Retail & leisure

Czech Republic Atrium Flora managed by Cushman & Wakefield 

schedule 03 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Cushman & Wakefield took over the management of Atrium Flora in Prague’s Vinohrady district, a shopping centre owned by G City Europe.

Eurobuild FM

Poland Piotr Trzciński on the Polish investment market (Eurobuild FM)

schedule 02 February 2023
Eurobuild CEE

We are delighted to inform you that we are starting the fifth series of the Eurobuild FM podcast channel! Our first guest, Piotr Trzciński of Savills Investment Management, comments on the current situation and gives us his forecasts for the Polish investment market. 

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Work begins on Panattoni Łódź South II

schedule 02 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has started construction work on Panattoni Park Łódź South II, which is to comprise 57,300 sqm and will be built in a single stage. The complex is to be BREEAM 'Excellent' certified.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland 7R Bydgoszcz ready for the next stage

schedule 02 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Polish warehouse developed 7R has leased out the entire first stage of 7R Park Bydgoszcz, which is now being prepared for expansion. The main tenant of the first phase is now Polish logistics operator Rohlig Suus Logistics, which has decided to lease another 3,000 sqm, bringing its premises in the park up to almost 16,500 sqm.

Investment & finance

WORLD Savills IM transacted EUR 3.6 bln in 2022

schedule 02 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Savills Investment Management transacted more than EUR 3.6 bln globally in private real estate equity transactions in 2022, including EUR 3.1 bln in Europe and EUR 540 mln in Asia. The investment platform completed 112 transactions across 14 countries in 2022, including around EUR 2.1 bln of acquisitions and EUR 1.5 bln of disposals, resulting in a net investment of app. EUR 600 mln.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND OmniOffice to open in Warsaw Unit

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by NN

Polish serviced office operator OmniOffice has leased 3,090 sqm in Warsaw Unit from Ghelamco.

Investment & finance

POLAND Trigea buys second Panattoni park

schedule 01 February 2023
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech real estate investor Trigea nemovitostní fond has acquired City Logistics Wrocław II from Panattoni for an undisclosed sum.

ESG

Europę The structure of energy consumption

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

The concentration of population in rural areas, lower construction standards and less service-driven economy contribute to the divergence between the CEE region and Western Europe' structure of energy consumption - reveals Colliers new report “The Journey Towards ESG Compliance 2022/2023”.

Office & mixed-use development

Romania Bucharest attracts with competitive rents

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Around 500,000 sqm of office spaces are unoccupied in Bucharest, reflecting a vacancy rate of 15.2 pct. 50 pct of the total vacant spaces can be found in buildings developed over 15 years ago, most of them requiring investments to attract new tenants.

Warehouse & industrial

Serbia Leasing surges for CTP in Serbia

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Serbia’s emergence as a manufacturing base with a skilled cost-effective labour force in close proximity to neighbouring EU markets, is driving a surge in leasings and built-to-suit developments across CTP’s four industrial and logistics parks in the country.

Eurobuild CEE

Karol Bartos (1980-2023)

schedule 01 February 2023
Eurobuild CEE

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Karol Bartos, one of the most well-known and distinguished personalities on the Polish real estate market, to which he has made an immense contribution down the years. To his family and friends we offer our deepest condolences.

Events

Poland Poland up for MIPIM awards

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by JC

MIPIM announces the finalists of the MIPIM Awards, a real estate competition for completed or yet to be built projects around the world. This year, two Polish projects have been nominated in a total of three categories.

Investment & finance

Poland Greenman takes over Newbridge

schedule 01 February 2023
Opr./edited by JC

Ireland-based Greenman Group, the parent company of grocery real estate investment fund manager Greenman Investments, has expanded into Poland with the acquisition of retail asset manager and developer Newbridge Poland.

Office & mixed-use development

Romania Egis moves to America House

schedule 31 January 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

French engineering and construction group Egis has leased 1,100 sqm in America House in Bucharest. The Romanian branch of the company will move into its new headquarters in the summer of 2023.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Record-breaking year for 7R

schedule 31 January 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

The total value of properties divested in 2022 by 7R totalled more than EUR 430 mln - a record for the Polish warehousing developer.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Raben 1st into Hillwood Częstochowa-Miasto

schedule 31 January 2023
Opr./edited by NN

Raben Logistics Polska has leased 5,100 sqm in Hillwood Częstochowa-Miasto, becoming the first tenant to lease space in the city warehousing park, which is under construction.

Warehouse & industrial

Czech Republic CTP Prague North bigger and greener

schedule 31 January 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

CTP is nearing the completion of a new building at CTPark Prague North. The new warehouse, with the working name D8.7B, will offer 32,000 sqm upon its completion in March 2023.

Green projects

Romania Towards a sustainable future

schedule 31 January 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Globalworth received 47 various ESG related certifications for its Romanian portfolio in 2022, among them LEED, BREEM, WELL Health & Safety and Access4you accreditations.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland GTC blooms in Warsaw

schedule 30 January 2023
Opr./edited by JC

GTC closed the year by achieving a very high occupancy rate for its office buildings in Warsaw. Particularly important for GTC's result was a contract-laden end of the year. The company signed office leases from its Warsaw portfolio for nearly 20,000 sqm, 34 pct of all transactions were new tenants.

Property and Facility Management

Poland Face to face with Savills

schedule 30 January 2023
Opr./edited by ANZ

Business Campus, an office complex in Katowice with a combined area of close to 50,000 sqm, has a new property manager. Its owner, a joint venture of the Czech fund INVESTIKA realitní fond and Luxembourg-based private equity investor Bud Holdings, has entrusted real estate advisory firm Savills to provide property management for the complex.

Latest in Coronavirus

schedule 30 March 2021

Vaccination centre provided by Globalworth

The Globalworth Foundation has provided the authorities in Bucharest with office space for a Covid vaccination centre.

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.

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