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CEE Lucky quarter for Nepi

Investment & finance
Nepi Rockcastle’s net operating income rose 23 pct in the first nine months of 2023 to EUR 365 million, versus the same period of 2022. The main drivers of the strong performance were a combination of tenant sales performance and the contribution of the acquisitions completed in 2022.

The three acquisitions made in 2022 – Forum Gdansk and Copernicus shopping centres in Poland and the 50 pct share of the Ploiesti Shopping City in Romania – contributed EUR 28 million to the NOI for 9M 2023. On a like-for-like basis, NOI increased by 14 pct in 9M 2023, driven by higher base rents, turnover rents and short-term income, as well as a better recovery of operating costs (93 pct in 9M 2023 versus 91 pct in the same period of 2022).

Tenant sales (LFL, excluding hypermarkets) were 14 pct higher in 9M 2023 versus the same period a year ago, fuelled almost equally by an increase in footfall (+6 pct LFL) and a rise in average spend per visit (+6 pct). Demand from both international and regional retailers for the Group’s properties remained very strong resulting in retail vacancy falling to 2.2 pct. Rent collection rate for the period reached 97 pct by mid-November.

We opened Promenada Craiova in southern Romania in October, the largest retail scheme launched in the entire CEE region in 2023. Promenada Craiova was the first development of the group where renewable energy production was integrated over the parking areas, supplying 70 pct of the energy needed by the shopping centre and its tenants. This project, together with the overall photovoltaic projects installed on the Romanian property portfolio, will ensure a 25-30 pct green energy consumption across these properties.
Rüdiger Dany, Nepi Rockcastle’s CEO

The Group has no debt maturing in 2023 and liquidity remains very strong with EUR 361 million in cash and EUR 620 million in available committed credit facilities as of 30 September 2023. Total footfall in the Q3 of 2023 has stabilised at slightly below the levels of 2019, after a surge in the first half of this year, almost fully recovering since the end of the pandemic. The LFL increase in footfall was 6.2 pct in the first nine months of 2023, relative to the comparative period of 2022.

In Q3 2023, the Group signed 348 new leases and lease renewals, for more than 64,600 sqm, of which 37 pct by gross lettable area are new leases (1.1 pct of total GLA). International tenants accounted for 49 pct of newly leased GLA.

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Investment & finance

Poland Metron changes hands

schedule 27 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Alides Polska, a subsidiary of Belgian developer Alides, and Aya Properties Fund, have announced the joint acquisition of the Metron office building located in Warsaw from a Polish SPV held by Patrizia Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungs.

Material partner

Poland Excellent Fern at Off Piotrkowska

schedule 04 April 2024
Eurobuild CEE

Intensive commercialization of the multifunctional Fern building under construction at Off Piotrkowska Center has begun. A modern building, the construction of which will start at the turn of 2024/2025, offers 4,700 sqm of service space and 2,700 sqm of office space.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland High tech in Skyliner

schedule 24 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Warsaw's Skyliner has gained a new tenant. Xperi, an American technology company, will occupy nearly 3,000 sqm of space in the office building.

Retail & leisure

Poland The one and only Answear Concept Store

schedule 24 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

In Warsaw's Norblin Factory, the only stationary Answear.com concept store in Europe started its activity. On the area of 2,000 sqm, the customers will find an offer of premium fashion brands, which so far were available only online.

Events

Poland The sector keeps moving!

schedule 23 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Tomorrow, as every year, we will meet at the golf course in Rajszew and at the Warszawianka courts to build relationships, have fun and, at the same time, take care of the condition of... the industry. All this in the spirit of healthy sporting competition.

Office & mixed-use development

Czech Republic Hila takes off in Prague

schedule 23 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Passerinvest Group symbolically launched the construction of the multifunctional Hila building in Brumlovka, Prague 4. Upon its completion in 2027, the building will provide a combination of approximately 20,500 sqm of offices for rent, 71 rental flats and retail spaces of 2000 sqm.

Office & mixed-use development

Hungary Vitrum to be handed over in autumn 

schedule 23 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Liget Center Vitrum, part of Wing Liget Center multi-building project developed by Wing in the centre of Budapest, is structurally complete. The new boutique office be completed in the autumn.

Hotels

Hungary Skybar opens in Budapest

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Cloud IX, Budapest’s latest panoramic skybar, has been opened in the ibis & Tribe Budapest Stadium Hotel in the WING Liberty building. Opened last December in Budapest’s District IX, the hotel complex boasts a total of 332 rooms and a wide range of services.

Investment & finance

Poland Green financing for three CPIPG office assets

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CPI Property Group Poland has concluded a green refinancing transaction with Aareal Bank amounting to more than EUR 277 mln. The funds received will be used for the refinancing of three Warsaw office properties: Warsaw Financial Center, Equator IV and Eurocentrum.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Mercer isn't moving out

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Global firm Mercer, part of the Marsh McLennan Group, has renegotiated its lease at the myhive Nimbus building and remains at 7,300 sqm.

Residential

Poland First residential units in Towarowa 22 project

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

The residential part of the Towarowa 22 project in Warsaw is taking off. Archicom is starting to sell flats in the first building under the Archicom Collection brand, which will stand in the immediate vicinity of the planned park.

Residential

Romania Phase III of The Level Apartments takes off

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Romanian residential developer Redport Capital has announced the start of construction of Phase III of The Level Apartments. The project has received a building permit for 105 apartments to be developed with an investment of EUR 13 mln.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland CTP will build for dogs

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

CTP has been appointed by dog food manufacturers PsiBufet and Butternut Box to build a specialist facility to produce fresh dog food for distribution across continental Europe. The new facility is being developed in a build-to-suit model at CTPark Zabrze.

Warehouse & industrial

Panattoni Park Kraków East IV is ready

schedule 22 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

Panattoni has completed the construction of Panattoni Park Kraków East IV. The completion will be financed with a EUR 10.5 mln loan from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The facility has been fully leased by Omega Pilzno.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Batory I is fully let

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

ZST (Zintegrowane Systemy Techniczne) has increased the size of its head office in the Batory I office building. As a result of the expansion, the Warsaw office building owned and managed by Globalworth Poland is now fully leased. 

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Some Oxygen for IT company

schedule 21 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

LSI Software, a provider of IT systems that enhance operations and business management, has become a new tenant of the Oxygen Park office complex in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland New park from Panattoni

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Panattoni is launching the construction of a new speculative centre in the Łódź region. The project is to have an eventual size of close to 30,000 sqm

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Baskerville gets independent

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Baskervill, an international architectural, engineering, and design firm, opened up its office in Gdańsk. A 200-sqm space is located in Officyna building.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland House of Skills is staying at Bolero

schedule 20 May 2024
Opr./edited by JC

Consulting and Training Consortium, owner of House of Skills and e-learning.pl brands, has extended its lease at Bolero Office Point 1 in Warsaw. The new lease agreement provides the entire organization with 900 sqm of office space that has been signed through 2030.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania Cargus opens its new hub in Sibiu

schedule 17 May 2024
Opr./edited by ANZ

CTP expands its partnership with Cargus, a courier company in Romania, with the inauguration of a new location in Sibiu.

Latest in Investment & finance

schedule 27 May 2024

Metron changes hands

Alides Polska, a subsidiary of Belgian developer Alides, and Aya Properties Fund, have announced the joint acquisition of the Metron office building located in Warsaw from a Polish SPV held by Patrizia Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungs.

schedule 22 May 2024

Green financing for three CPIPG office assets

CPI Property Group Poland has concluded a green refinancing transaction with Aareal Bank amounting to more than EUR 277 mln. The funds received will be used for the refinancing of three Warsaw office properties: Warsaw Financial Center, Equator IV and Eurocentrum.

schedule 16 May 2024

Cromwell sells Polish retail portfolio

Real estate investor and fund manager Cromwell Property Group has announced the sale of six retail centres across Poland, held by the Cromwell Polish Retail Fund to Star Capital Finance for EUR 285 mln.

schedule 16 May 2024

Studio B with a new owner

Skanska has sold the Studio B office building in Warsaw to Stena Real Estate for EUR 86 mln. This is already third transaction between the two parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

schedule 15 May 2024

Hotel Austria Trend is sold

Peakside Capital and Generali Investments Slovenia have sold, on behalf of Generali Adriatic Value Fund, the Austria Trend hotel located in the Slovenian capital.

schedule 15 May 2024

Millions for MLP

ING Bank Śląski has agreed to lend more than EUR 26.8 mln to MLP Group. The purpose of the loan is to refinance existing projects spanning an area of 58,200 sqm, and finance the construction of another 21,700 sqm of warehouse facilities within the MLP Poznań and MLP Poznań II logistics parks.

schedule 14 May 2024

mBank finances City Logistics Kraków III

Panattoni has received financial support for the development of the City Logistics Kraków III project. The EUR 21 mln loan granted by mBank will make it possible to finalise the construction of the logistics park, located in Kraków’s Nowa Huta district.

schedule 13 May 2024

Real money for Real Management

Real Management has signed a loan agreement with mBank for over EUR 14 mln in funding for construction of the Good Point V warehouse and production park in Łubna.

schedule 10 May 2024

Another large transaction for Panattoni

A specialist real estate investor has purchased the Panattoni Park Poznań XI for EUR 92.5 mln. The centre is one of the main logistics hubs for a leading European fashion platform for its operations.

schedule 09 May 2024

ZDR is expanding into Slovenia

The property map of ZDR Investments funds expanded, thanks to the acquisition of three retail parks in the towns of Prevalje, Ravne, and Slovenj Gradec in the northern part of Slovenia. 

schedule 06 May 2024

Immofinanz sells the tower

Euro Real Estate, a member company of the Wilhelm von Finck Group, acquired the City Tower Vienna from Immofinanz. With a purchase price of more than EUR 150 mln, this sale is the largest transaction in the office segment of Austria’s real estate market to date in 2024.

schedule 06 May 2024

Sona will take a piece

CPI Property Group has signed a commitment agreement with British company Sona Asset Management regarding a proposed equity investment of EUR 250 mln in Poland.

schedule 25 April 2024

Newgate buys from Redkom

Redkom has announced that it has finalised the sale of a retail park under construction in Bielsko-Biała to Newgate Investment. The 17,000 sqm retail park is scheduled to open in November this year.

schedule 25 April 2024

A window for investment opportunity

Experts gathered at ULI Poland's annual Game Changers in the Real Estate World conference agreed that current market conditions are creating a window of opportunity for real estate investors willing to act quickly and thoughtfully. Smaller transactions by regional players dominate for the time being, but there is hope for a gradual return of major international players to the Polish property market.

schedule 24 April 2024

Helaba to co-finance 'Le Coeur' project for Hines

Helaba will act as lead manager for its long-standing client Hines in conjunction with the three savings banks in North Rhine-Westphalia, Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, Sparkasse KölnBonn and Kreissparkasse Köln, to finance the construction of the 'Le Coeur' project in Dusseldorf. The project has a total lending volume of EUR 270 mln.

schedule 22 April 2024

Mount TFI introduces fund of global REITs to WSE

The first fund investing in REITs, Mount Globalnego Rynku Nieruchomości FIZ, made its debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

schedule 19 April 2024

Panattoni Park Voerde changes hands

Panattoni has completed a sales transaction in Germany. Clarion Partners Europe has acquired a prime logistics hub for EUR 75 mln near Duisburg.

schedule 18 April 2024

Flats, offices and hotels on the agenda

One United Properties has unveiled its strategy for the coming years. It plans to triple its residential offer by 2030, expand its commercial sector and build hotels in Bucharest in partnership with global brands.

schedule 18 April 2024

EUR 1.5 bln on acquisitions in Poland

Baltisse and Straco Real Estate acquire majority stake in Speedwell, expanding reach into Romania and entering Polish market. Speedwell wants to spend at least EUR 1.5 bln on acquisitions in Poland in the coming years. 

schedule 15 April 2024

Retail is strong in Romania

According to the special research report Romania Retail Destinations 2024, released by CBRE Romania, by the end of 2024 the stock of modern retail spaces in the country will overpass 4.5 mln sqm. It will set a new record for Romania.

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