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As you may have noticed, the 2020 European Football Championships are now finally underway, after being postponed for a year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, Eurobuild has been regularly organising online events featuring experts in particular real estate sectors. On June 17th, our latest conference, dedicated to the office sector, will also take place: The 12th Office Market Conference. Trends and Outlook.

This Thursday, discussions about investment in office real estate will be held between people who know the market inside-out, having worked in the sector for many years. Before you turn your attention to the match between Ukraine and North Macedonia, you will be able to listen to the views of the moderator of the discussion Radomił Charzyński (a partner of Greenberg Traurig) and his fellow panellists: Peter Heckelsmüller (the head of acquisitions and sales in the CEE region, Austria and Switzerland of Deka Immobilien Investment), Marcin Purgal (the senior director for investment at Avison Young), Adrian Karczewicz (the head of divestments of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in the CEE region) and Hedwig Höfler (the head of investment management for Austria and the CEE region at CA Immo). Will these experts agree on how the perception of office projects as assets has changed? Or on whether the pandemic has altered the directions from which capital is flowing into the segment? Or on how Poland compares in this respect to other CEE countries? You can find out the answers to all these questions and many more on Thursday, June 17th. The panel featuring these distinguished guests starts at 10:10 am.

Make sure you register for the event beforehand. In a week’s time we’ll know who got through the group stages. But remember: Eurobuild’s conferences are every bit as unmissable as the Euros.

Latest news

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Colliers chosen for University Business Park

schedule 23 July 2021
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Colliers has been chosen to be the exclusive commercialisation agent for University Business Park in Łódź, which is owned by Globe Trade Centre.

Architecture and urban planning

CZECH REPUBLIC Dutch duo wins Brno station design competition

schedule 23 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Dutch studios Benthem Crouwel Architekten and West 8 have won the competition to design a new central railway station for Brno, in what was the largest architectural competition in the history of the Czech Republic.

Green projects

ROMANIA NEPI obtains EUR 73 mln green loan

schedule 23 July 2021
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a provides a EUR 73 mln green loan to NE Property BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEPI Rockcastle, for the development of sustainable real estate in Romania.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw office vacancy hits 12 pct

schedule 23 July 2021
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At the end of Q2 2021, the total modern office stock in Warsaw amounted to almost 6.1 mln sqm, according to the latest figures from PINK (the Polish Chamber of Commercial Properties). The vacancy rate was up by 1.1 pp q-o-q and by 4.6 pp y-o-y to 12.5 pct.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Apple Museum at Norblin Factory

schedule 22 July 2021
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A museum dedicated to Apple products is to open in the Norblin Factory complex in the autumn with 1,500 exhibits related to the development and evolution of the company’s technology.

Infrastructure

POLAND Warbud to build new Kostrzyn bridge

schedule 22 July 2021
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Warbud is to rebuild a road bridge over the river Warta in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, close to the Polish-German border.

Retail & leisure

CZECH REPUBLIC Patria buys two retail parks

schedule 22 July 2021
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Patria has bought two retail parks from Czech developer KPD – in Ovčáry just outside in Kolín in central Bohemia and in Mohelnice in the Olomouc district of Moravia.

Public buildings

POLAND Złota 44 sales hit record figures

schedule 22 July 2021
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In Q2 2021, the value of the apartments sold in the exclusive Złota 44 residential tower in Warsaw was 28 pct higher than the previous highest figure recorded in Q4 2020.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND City takes up 12,000 sqm in Widok Towers

schedule 21 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Warsaw city council has leased 12,000 sqm in the newly completed Widok Towers in the centre of the capital.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Axi Immo happy in Spektrum and Muchowiec

schedule 21 July 2021
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Industrial and office agency Axi Immo has renewed the leases for its premises on the top floor of Spektrum Tower in Warsaw’s CBD as well as in Muchowiec Active Park in Katowice.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY RTL to broadcast from Liget

schedule 21 July 2021
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RTL Services, the business services company for Magyar RTL Televízió, has signed a long-term lease for space in the Liget Center and the Liget Auditórium office buildings in Budapest, which are owned by Wing.

Retail & leisure

ROMANIA Scallier buys Timişoara project for FunShop Park

schedule 21 July 2021
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Polish developer Scallier has acquired a retail park development from Oasis Retail & Development Consulting in Timişoara for an undisclosed sum.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Austrian office investors pump up the volume

schedule 20 July 2021
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Almost EUR 300 mln was invested in Romanian real estate in H1 2021, according to figures provided by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. A large contribution to the volume was provided by the increased activity of Austrian office investors.

Retail & leisure

HUNGARY Spar invests across Hungary

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Spar Hungary has recently opened two new supermarkets and reopened two refurbished stores in an investment of EUR 5.3 mln in its Hungarian store network.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND MLP Poznań West to grow by 43,000 sqm

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

MLP Group has contracted Poznań-based W.P.I.P. to expand its MLP Poznań West project in Dąbrówka on the city’s western outskirts. The general contractor is to build more than 43,000 sqm of new space, with the construction work due to begin by the end of this month.

Infrastructure

CZECH REPUBLIC Skanska wins EUR 77 mln D55 contract

schedule 20 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Skanska has been awarded a contract worth more than CZK 1.95 bln (app. EUR 77 mln) from the Czech highway authority to build a section of the D55 motorway in the area of Staré Město in Moravia.

Investment & finance

CEE REGION GTC goes for greener financing

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Fresh from its successful EUR 500 mln green bond issue, its disposal of its Serbian portfolio and a number of acquisitions in Budapest, Eurobuild CEE asked Globe Trade Centre’s president, Yovav Carmi, and CFO Ariel Ferstman, about the company’s post-pandemic plans

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Raben moves into Panattoni Gdańsk Airport

schedule 19 July 2021
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Logistics operator Raben Logistics Polska has leased 7,560 sqm of warehouse space in Panattoni Park Gdańsk Airport.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade to build two more Szczecin parks

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Czech industrial real estate investor and developer Accolade has acquired two sites in Szczecin’s Załom-Kasztanowe district for the development of 73,000 sqm gla of warehousing.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA DB Cargo chooses One Controceni Park for HQ

schedule 19 July 2021
Nathan North
deputy editor

Deutsche Bahn Cargo Romania, the Romanian subsidiary of Europe’s largest railway carrier, is to relocate its headquarters to One Cotroceni Park, close to Bucharest city centre.

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schedule 14 July 2021

Wheels on fire!

Our hopes for a rain-free day were fulfilled beyond all our expectations. The fifth ‘Suits on Bikes’ cycle ride and forum was held on a day blessed with sunshine and at temperatures that reached 30⁰C. This made it the hottest bike ride and party yet – and the symbolic work suits traditionally worn at each previous event were certainly not the order of the day. Only a few people decided to take part in their formal clothes, opting instead for sports shirts and shorts.

schedule 29 June 2021

Pedal-power from Portico

Portico Project Management is another of Eurobuild’s partners who are keen to encourage their employees to cycle to work and thus promote the ideal of ​​sustainable transport. And the company’s president himself sets the perfect example.

schedule 21 June 2021

Back to business as usual – soon!

Eurobuild’s 12th Office Market Conference for Poland – Trends and Outlook took place in a time that will be remembered as filled with events that took place exclusively online. This event was no exception and therefore we are very grateful to the guests who accepted our invitation to take part in this virtual meeting, that they found time for us, and were willing to share their expert knowledge.

schedule 16 June 2021

World-beating management

However much we might want to focus exclusively on real estate issues, since Euro 2020 started football is never too far from our thoughts – so we’ll try to keep references to the tournament to the minimum in this latest announcement for one of the discussions that will take place during Eurobuild’s 12th ’Polish office market. Trends and Outlook’ conference.

schedule 15 June 2021

Know the score after the big game changer for the office market

As you may have noticed, the 2020 European Football Championships are now finally underway, after being postponed for a year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, Eurobuild has been regularly organising online events featuring experts in particular real estate sectors. On June 17th, our latest conference, dedicated to the office sector, will also take place: The 12th Office Market Conference. Trends and Outlook.

schedule 14 June 2021

The office market gathers for our latest conference

Eurobuild’s 12th Office Conference ‘Trends and Forecasts. The Polish Office Market’ is fast approaching! This Thursday at 9:30 am, it will open with a panel devoted to the office development market and the revolution triggered by the pandemic.

schedule 02 June 2021

Singles or doubles – everyone’s a winner

Winning in the tennis doubles does not entirely depend on whether the partners regularly play together, but it certainly makes it much easier to challenge for the main trophy if they do.

schedule 02 June 2021

Monika Żywiecka successfully defends her title

On the eve of the 16th Annual Eurobuild CEE Tennis Tournament, several people could be seen on the courts of the Warszawianka club, getting in some last minute training before the competition. Among them was Monika Żywiecka. And, as everyone knows, practice makes perfect.

schedule 01 June 2021

A hat-trick of tennis crowns for Krzysztof Stempień!

Krzysztof Stempień has won the men’s singles at the 16th Eurobuild CEE Annual Tennis Tournament. This is the third time he has won this competition – and even more remarkably, he’s actually won it three times in a row.

schedule 13 May 2021

myhive Warsaw Spire – the ‘Suits on Bikes’ starting point

myhive Warsaw Spire is now an established landmark of Warsaw’s Wola district, an office tower that probably no one needs a map or an app to find. Therefore it’s also the perfect meeting point for those taking part in our annual ‘Suits on Bikes’ cycle ride

schedule 05 May 2021

Brainstorm – a new discussion for our online conference

This last year has been a time of many changes, presenting considerable challenges for every business. In such a situation, it’s best to turn to the sector’s main experts and major players for their opinions and for inspiration, which is why Eurobuild CEE is launching a new online discussion format – on June 17th it will be time for us to Brainstorm!

schedule 04 May 2021

The 12th Office Market Conference for Poland – Trends & Outlook has a new date: June 17th

We had already got used to the fact that we would be meeting you at our office sector conference in May. However, we would like to inform you that we have been forced to postpone this year’s event – the new date of the conference is June 17th.

schedule 28 April 2021

10, 20, 30 questions to... Jeroen van der Toolen

I’m sure we all miss face-to-face meetings, but let’s take a look at the brighter side of the internet. Online events do actually have their advantages, such as their broader reach and the ability to talk to real estate experts from anywhere around the world. Will the online format also work for Eurobuild’s 12th Office Market Conference for Poland – Trends and Outlook?

schedule 23 April 2021

Don't stop me now!

‘Don’t stop me now!’ – The real estate market has been riding on a very rocky road over the last year, but it now seems that a long, clear path of rapid growth has opened up before it.

schedule 20 April 2021

Living on my own

The PRS market in Poland is still in its infancy, but a few pioneers have already laid solid foundations for its further development. In front of our very eyes, Poland is being turned into one of the PRS’s promised lands on the map of Europe.

schedule 15 April 2021

REdefinition, REduction and REnegotiation in the office sector

Despite the switch to remote working, office buildings have not become a thing of the past, although their function has been REdefined – offices are now places for meetings and creative teamwork. The REduction of occupied space and the REnegotiation of lease agreements have also become commonplace. In a week’s time, at Eurobuild’s 7th INVESTED INTEREST Investment Market Conference, we will discuss the new reality facing the office investment market.

schedule 14 April 2021

I want to break free

The first transactions of the year are now behind us. In the present circumstances, it seems from the scale and volume of these transactions in first quarter that perhaps we have little to worry about. But are all the signs really pointing to another successful year? The experts will discuss this and the future of the real estate investment sector at Eurobuild’s 7th Invested Interest Investment Market Conference on April 22nd.

schedule 07 April 2021

The Golden Boy

The pandemic might have upended the plans of many in a number of sectors, but not of those in warehousing. The warehouse market is still one of the fastest growing real estate sectors. It has proven to be immune to the turmoil caused by the pandemic, which has in no way prevented it from flourishing even further. The outlook for warehousing remains optimistic.

schedule 07 April 2021

Polish office market – before, during and after the pandemic

A year has now passed since the state of pandemic was declared in Poland. Since that time, the office market has had to face unprecedented challenges and has certainly been forced to change course. Let’s take stock of the state of the sector and look to the future at the 12th Office Market Conference for Poland – Trends and Outlook, which will take place online on May 19th.

schedule 19 March 2021

Are these the days of our lives?

These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ is both the title of a piece of music by a well-known British rock band and also the title of one of the discussion panels at the 7th INVESTED INTEREST – Investment Market Conference.

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