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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.

Latest news

Office & mixed-use development

Ambassador welcomes AECOM

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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

Investment & finance

ROMANIA NEPI Rockcastle and AFI agree new MOU

schedule 09 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

NEPI Rockcastle and AFI Europe have entered into a new memorandum of understanding as a result of arbitration proceedings following AFI’s suspension of its takeover of NEPI Rockcastles’s Romanian office portfolio.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Wave approval waved through

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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

Warehouse & industrial

CEE REGION CEE-6 manufacturing powers into contention

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The CEE-6’s share of EU manufacturing output has more than doubled since 2004, when the first group of these countries joined the European Union, according to research by Colliers International.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw office pipeline half pre-leased

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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.

Office & mixed-use development

CEE REGION Office occupiers set to embrace hybrid models

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA Lockdown leases of 25,000 sqm for Globalworth

schedule 09 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Mall footfall bounces back

schedule 09 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH) has published its latest average weekly footfall figures for centres across Poland.

Retail & leisure

SERBIA Pepco launches into Serbia

schedule 08 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish discount store chain Pepco is entering the Serbian market, where it plans to open in 30 locations in its first year of operations.

Construction

EUROPE Construction mood starts to recover – GlobalData

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The European construction industry expected to recover in second half of 2020, according to data and analytics specialists GlobalData.

Property and Facility Management

POLAND Globalworth adds Rondo Business Park to PM list

schedule 08 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Rondo Business Park in Kraków is to be managed by Globalworth’s in-house team from July.

Events

Poland Changing with the times

schedule 08 July 2020
Eurobuild CEE

Summer at Eurobuild has never been so hot! We have a new editor, a new website, and soon we’ll be moving to our new headquarters. And, with the announcement of their rescheduled dates, a lot of heat and excitement are being generated for our sports tournaments!

Investment & finance

EUROPE Industrial yields fall below retail for first time

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Average prime industrial and prime shopping centre yields across mainland Europe have converged for the first time in recorded history, as demand for logistics soars due to the e-commerce boom, according to research by Savills.

Events

POLAND Blue skies return for golf

schedule 08 July 2020

Great news for those who were disappointed by the cancellation of Eurobuild’s annual golf tournament – it’s now back on! And it will be taking place very soon, on September 11th in Rajszew just outside Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

Czech Republic Czech most attractive European manufacturing hub – C&W

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The Czech Republic is the most attractive European manufacturing hub and the fourth most attractive globally, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index.

Office & mixed-use development

CZECH REPUBLIC Building B more beautiful for BB Centrum

schedule 08 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

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

Events

POLAND Tennis is back in the game!

schedule 08 July 2020

Great news for tennis fans. Eurobuild’s 15th Annual Tennis Tournament, which unfortunately had to be postponed because of the pandemic, will now take place on September 11th at the Warszawianka Tennis Club.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA NEPI Rockcastle portfolio sale hits the rocks

schedule 07 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

AFI Europe’s EUR 300 mln deal to buy NEPI Rockcastle’s Romanian office portfolio has fallen through with the seller insisting that Covid-19 restrictions have prevented the purchase – a claim denied by NEPI Rockcastle, which is now demanding EUR 15 mln compensation from the Israeli-owned company.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Dot2Dot packed into 7R Park Gdańsk II

schedule 07 July 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Cardboard packaging company Dot2Dot is to move into the 7R Park Gdańsk II complex, where it will have a production line, warehousing and its head office.

Green projects

LATVIA EIB agrees eco-funds for Verde

schedule 06 July 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a grant for the Verde business centre complex in Riga, developed by SBA Group company Capitalica Asset Management.

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

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 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

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 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

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 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 08 April 2020

Aleja opening postponed

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

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 07 April 2020

Rent suspension in Sukcesja

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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].

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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