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Events
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.

‘Suits on Bikes’ is our initiative for promoting sustainable cities and environmentally-friendly modes of urban transport and commuting. Our mission is to win office workers over to the idea to switch to cycling to work instead of using a private car or public transport all the time. Among the arguments in favour of the use of bicycles are: the existence of a cycle path network, the improving quality of the cycling lanes themselves, as well as the amenities now being provided for cyclists in office buildings. Examples of buildings that offer extensive bicycle facilities for their tenants include Warsaw Spire, from where one group of cyclist began the ride, and SkySawa (which is still rising skywards), from where another group set off. A third group started from Portico PM’s headquarters. The main conclusion drawn from the ride is that it is the improving cycling infrastructure that is driving the positive changes in this direction. In 2020, Warsaw recorded an increase of more than 17 pct in cycle traffic. In addition, due to the recent shift towards hybrid work, our working hours have become more flexible, which has resulted in increased cycling outside the morning and afternoon rush hours when employees are commuting into work or are going back home. We are travelling by bike more and more often and at different times.
It’s not just the current weather that has led to all this. Both the rain and the heat can make your mind up about whether to get on your bike or leave it at home, but if there’s nowhere safe to leave it at your destination, you can’t change clothes and start work with dignity, office employees will simply not get on their bikes and will unfortunately will choose an air-conditioned car instead. Thank you to the almost 80 people who toured the city with us during the ‘Suits on Bikes’ ride. We would also like to thank all our partners who have lent their support our campaign: Polski Holding Nieruchomości, Immofinanz, Portico Project Management, Zielone Mazowsze, Nextbike, The Bike Company, Bike by SG, Pracodawca Przyzjazny Rowerzystom, Rowerowawa, Zdrowy Rower, Stowarzyszenie Lepszy Służewiec and Jeden Samochód Mniej.

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Latest news

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Franke goes to Myhive

schedule 09 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Swiss kitchen fitting and design conglomerate Franke Group is to move its European shared services centre to the Myhive Nimbus office building in Warsaw, where it has leased 1,500 sqm.

Material partner

Poland New ESG Report – Atrium

schedule 02 August 2022
Eurobuild CEE

Atrium European Real Estate has published its 6th ESG report summarising the company's achievements in 2021. The report details the key initiatives involved in the implementation of the its ESG strategy. The company has set new and even more ambitious medium-term targets for 2030, which include a 40 pct reduction in the carbon footprint of its shopping centres by 2030, compared to 2019 levels. By 2050, Atrium wants to have become a carbon-neutral organisation.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Newmark moves to Centrum Marszałkowska

schedule 09 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Commercial real estate advisory Newmark Polska has relocated its Warsaw headquarters to Centrum Marszałkowska in the centre of the city.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Hili handover for Miro

schedule 09 August 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

Hili Properties has acquired, for around EUR 50 mln, a 75 pct stake in Băneasa Real Estate SRL, the special purpose vehicle that owns the Miro office building in Bucharest.

Events

POLAND The tournament where everyone was a winner

schedule 09 August 2022
Eurobuild CEE

JLL’s 11th Real Estate Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament brought together 54 teams and around 2,500 guests, while more than PLN 750,000 was raised in the charity auction for the Polish Humanitarian Action and Women's Rights Centre Foundation.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Warsaw office vacancy continues to slide – C&W

schedule 08 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Warsaw’s total office stock reached app. 6.27 mln sqm at the end of H1 2022, with occupier activity accelerating while vacancy continued its downward trend – according to Cushman & Wakefield.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA One United raises EUR 51.5 mln on BVB

schedule 08 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Romanian developer One United Properties has raised EUR 51.5 mln in what the company claims is the largest ever capital increase from a share issue of a company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB).

Investment & finance

ROMANIA CA Immo begins Romanian sell-off

schedule 08 August 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

Austrian real estate investor CA Immo has officially announced that it is selling its office portfolio in Romania.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Kraków tops provincial office leasing league

schedule 05 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

The leasing activity in the Kraków office market reached 109,000 sqm In H2 2022 – more than any other Polish regional city, equivalent to 70 pct of 2021’s total and representing a 44 pct y-o-y increase, according to Savills.

Investment & finance

POLAND Pbb loans EUR 120 mln to EQT in Poland

schedule 05 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a EUR 120 mln refinancing loan to EQT Exeter for its Polish logistics portfolio.

Investment & finance

CEE REGION CEE investment up 33 pct in H2 – C&W

schedule 05 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

In H1 2022, the total CEE commercial real estate investment volume reached EUR 5.5 bln – an increase of 32.8 pct y-o-y, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA DPD continues growth in VGP Arad

schedule 05 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

French courier firm DPD has leased 3,500 sqm of warehouse space in VGP Park Arad in Transylvania.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Cinno fills BIK Wroclaw II

schedule 04 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Cinno Poland has leased 5,260 sqm in BIK Wroclaw II – the last of the remaining space in the park, which is now close to completion.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Panattoni almost triples hygiene plant

schedule 04 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Panattoni has completed the 43,000 sqm expansion of a plant in the Łódź region for a European hygiene products manufacturer, bringing the total area up to 70,000 sqm.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Euro-net takes in more in The Park

schedule 04 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Euro-net, the owner of the RTV Euro AGD electronic goods store network, is to move its headquarters into ninth building of The Park Warsaw in mid-2023, occupying 80 pct of its total area.

Investment & finance

POLAND Macquarie AM acquires 7R complex and loan

schedule 04 August 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

Macquarie Asset Management has acquired 7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I for around EUR 29 mln. The warehousing and logistics complex includes three buildings comprising 15,900 sqm and is fully leased.

Eurobuild Awards

Poland Shh, the jury is in session!

schedule 04 August 2022
Eurobuild CEE

On August 1st this year, the nominations for the Eurobuild Awards 2022 were announced. Due to the recent pandemic, this year’s competition recognises achievements over a longer period than the usual twelve months. This time, companies, projects and individuals are to be judged for their achievements over the last 20 months.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND P3 buys fourth plot in southern Poland

schedule 03 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Prague-based P3 Logistic Parks has purchased a plot of more than 22 ha in Dębieńsko in Silesia, about 35 km southwest of Katowice, for the development of almost 110,000 sqm of warehousing.

Investment & finance

POLAND REICO buys battery plant in Gniezno

schedule 03 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

REICO ČS Long Lease, managed by Czech real estate investment group REICO IS ČS, has acquired the APS consumer battery manufacturing centre in Gniezno in a sale-leaseback deal for app. CZK 511 mln (PLN 97.4 mln or EUR 20.4 mln).

Property and Facility Management

POLAND Savills to manage Widok Towers

schedule 03 August 2022
Opr./edited by NN

Savills has been appointed as property manager for Widok Towers in Warsaw city centre.

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schedule 09 August 2022

The tournament where everyone was a winner

JLL’s 11th Real Estate Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament brought together 54 teams and around 2,500 guests, while more than PLN 750,000 was raised in the charity auction for the Polish Humanitarian Action and Women's Rights Centre Foundation.

schedule 01 July 2022

On the beach again

After a two-year break, the JLL Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament of the Real Estate Industry returns. The 11th edition of the event will take place on August 4th, at the Monta Beach Volley Club in Warsaw. Eurobuild is the media patron of the event.

schedule 21 June 2022

Last call for nominations and jury members!

The deadline for submitting nominations and applying to sit on the jury of the 12th Eurobuild CEE Awards falls on June 30th! Don't miss the opportunity to play your part in "the awards from the market to the market"!

schedule 15 June 2022

Savills opens in Gdańsk

Savills has opened an office in the TriCity headed by Piotr Skuza.

schedule 10 June 2022

(Dry) suits on bikes once again!

The thunderstorms and downpours that had been forecasted didn't manage to scare off those taking part in the 6th Suits on Bikes ride. Almost a hundred people, including the deputy ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, rode together through the streets of Warsaw under the supervision of guides from Zielone Mazowsze.

schedule 10 June 2022

Ask Mateusz about offices

How the office market will cope over the next few months, in such times of turmoil and uncertainty, will be answered at the 13th Eurobuild Office Conference by Mateusz Polkowski - a senior director and the head of Research and Consultancy – Poland & CEE at JLL. His presentation based on the latest unpublished data!

schedule 09 June 2022

Suits on bikes again!

Today at 5 pm, we will meet up for the sixth time for a cycle ride along the streets of the capital city. Yes, it's time for Suits on Bikes once again! Don’t worry about bad weather – Eurobuild and its partners have found a sunny weather window for you!

schedule 31 May 2022

Off to a good start at MyHive Warsaw Spire!

We're pleased to announce that the oldest senior partner of our 'Suits on Bikes' ride, Immofinanz, has decided to support our project for the sixth time! Thank you!

schedule 30 May 2022

Strak in pak op de fiets!

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is to be the honorary patron of the 'Suits on Bicycles' ride! And the deputy ambassador himself will be pedalling along with us and taking part in the discussion at the end of the ride.

schedule 19 May 2022

Rondo 1 Run Up to be held for the tenth time

On 21 May 2022, over 500 runners will take part in the tenth Rondo 1 Run Up in Warsaw.

schedule 11 May 2022

Shining stars on the court – and off it

It is once again our great pleasure to invite you to the Warszawianka Tennis Club in Warsaw for the 17th Annual Eurobuild CEE Tennis Tournament for the real estate market, which takes place on Friday, May 27th. But hurry – the invitation list is almost complete!

schedule 04 May 2022

Your employees at the Eurobuild Golf Academy

Are you thinking of a new team building event for your workers? Perhaps you want to reward your team for the success of their last project? We shall be waiting for them at the Golf Academy, which is to take place on May 27th at 12:00 at the First Warsaw Golf course in Rajszew.

schedule 26 April 2022

We’re getting on our bikes again!

On Thursday, June 9th, for the sixth time, those working in Warsaw office buildings will meet up for a cycle ride together along the streets of the capital city. Yes, it will soon be time for Suits on Bikes once again!

schedule 20 April 2022

Game, set and match (with APP-Projekt)

APP-Projekt has become the main sponsor of the Eurobuild CEE Annual Tennis Tournament once again. Together, we are inviting tennis fans from the real estate and construction sectors to participate in the 17th edition of this unique event.

schedule 13 April 2022

Panattoni back on the greens!

We are delighted to announce that Panattoni will once again be the Main Sponsor of this year's 21st EurobuildCEE Annual Golf Tournament! So, everyone is invited to the Rajszew golf club on May 27th!

schedule 29 March 2022

Race to the top of Rondo 1 for the 10th time!

On May 21st, the best tower runners from Poland and Europe will once again converge on Warsaw for the Rondo 1 Tower Run, after a two-year break due to the pandemic. This will be the 10th meeting of the event, which has European Championship status, and as usual the funds raised will go to support the SOS Children's Villages charity in Poland.

schedule 18 March 2022

And the MIPIM Awards winners are...

Two statuettes each at this year's MIPIM Awards went to Italy, France and Denmark, while the accolades in the remaining categories were shared by architects from Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Sweden, the UK and China. The only winner from the CEE region was the House of Music project in Budapest, which received a special jury award.

schedule 08 March 2022

Warsaw Brewery and House of Music up for MIPIM Awards

Four projects in the CEE region have been shortlisted for the MIPIM Awards 2022 – Browary Warszawskie in Warsaw, House of Music in Budapest, Cukrarna Gallery in Ljubljana and Paupys in Vilnius.

schedule 02 March 2022

Let's go to the border!

A convoy of private vehicles carrying humanitarian aid is to leave for the Ukrainian border from the headquarters of Eurobuild this Sunday, and will pick up refugees on the way back. Starting tomorrow, you can leave any item you wish to donate in the Wola Retro complex in Warsaw.

schedule 28 February 2022

No Russian pavilion at MIPIM

Our unofficial information has been confirmed – Russian citizens and companies will not take part in this year's MIPIM fair, which begins in two weeks in Cannes, France.

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