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GHELAMCO SELLS THE WARSAW HUB TO GOOGLE
Ghelamco has sold the office buildings together with a retail and service passage in The Warsaw HUB complex. Google Poland is the purchaser, and one of the main tenants of the building.
The Warsaw HUB is a multifunctional skyscraper complex developed in the most dynamically developing part of Warsaw at Daszyńskiego Roundabout. The Warsaw HUB, developed and constructed by Ghelamco, is one of Europe’s most technologically advanced buildings.
Google Poland becomes the owner of the office part, the retail and service passage as well as the underground part of the complex. The transaction value will be determined on the day of signing the final agreement and is expected to amount to close to €583 million.
“Our goal is to create buildings that are sustainable, accessible to all, and that fit into the urban environment. This is exactly what The Warsaw HUB is. We are proud that Google decided to have its headquarters there and at the same time bought this property”, says Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Ghelamco.
“The sale of the Warsaw HUB, the largest single office transaction in the history of the Polish and CEE markets, is further affirmation of the strength of the Polish office investment market”, adds Sean Doyle, Head of Property Investment at CBRE.
CTP COMMITS €10 MILLION TO UN REFUGEE AGENCY
CTP has committed €10 million to the UN refugee agency UNHCR to provide humanitarian support for more than one million people, mainly women and children, who have fled the war in Ukraine into neighbouring countries.
The company is also offering financial support and vacant warehouse space to local relief agencies for emergency supplies at its parks in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – where CTP is opening the doors of apartments to refugees at one of its residential developments, and providing hotel accommodation.
Remon Vos, CEO at CTP, said: “We are supporting UNHCR’s important work in this catastrophic humanitarian crisis and our thoughts go out to the many innocent people affected. CTP’s widespread network of logistics and industrial parks in the countries neighbouring Ukraine also means we have the physical and financial resources on the ground to immediately step up and deliver support at scale to where it is urgently needed.”
CTP’s actions include financial support for various local organizations such as People in Need (Člověk v Tisní) in the Czech Republic and the same organisation in Slovakia, Člověk v núdzi. The company is also offering accommodation at its Domeq residential project in the Czech city of Brno and within the Marriott Courtyard hotels in Pilsen, Prague and Brno. Warehouse space has also been provided for a Food Bank in CTPark Ostrava in the northeast of the Czech Republic.
LCUBE TO DEVELOP FOUR NEW WAREHOUSE PROJECTS IN POLAND THIS YEAR
Warehouse developer LCube is planning to acquire a minimum of four new sites this year in Poland, doubling the number of its current projects.
From the beginning of April, the company is also to start work on its LCube Logistic Park Szczecin Goleniów project, which will comprise 12,000 sqm of warehouse and office space. LCube began operations in the middle of last year and has currently secured four locations.
The company’s largest planned development is LCube Logistic Park Wrocław Dobrzykowice with an eventual GLA of almost 60,000 sqm. Currently, the developer is in the process of applying for the building permit. LCube already has a possible site for a possible project in Strzelce Opolskie and is attempting to acquire further sites including 60 ha to the west of Poznań.
All LCube buildings are to be BREEAM certified.
INFOR PL TO LEASE SPACE IN FOREST
HB Reavis has leased 3,200 sqm in the Forest development to INFOR PL Group.
INFOR PL Group owns the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper, as well as dziennik.pl, forsal.pl, and infor.pl. It also has a large portfolio of legal, accounting, civil service and HR periodicals – and is behind a mix of professional books, mobile apps, workshops, and conferences.
They chose Forest for its health, wellbeing, and productivity features. Anchored in sustainability and inspired by nature, we’ve ensured Forest’s user experience is driven by biophilic design.
HRA Architekci’s BREEAM and WELL-certified design harness several environmentally focused solutions to reduce Forest’s carbon footprint and maximise resources, including the re-use of rainwater. The buildings will provide better air quality and an above-standard fresh air supply, while energy-efficient windows deliver plenty of daylight and comfortable heat.
INFOR.PL join current tenants Leroy Merlin, PUMA, AmeriGas, Vorwerk, Sweco, Enel-med, Ala ma kota kindergarten, Goraco Polecam bakery, and more.
MINDSPACE APPOINTS ANA NEKHAMKIN AS VP REAL ESTATE & PROJECTS
Mindspace, the global flexible office provider, announced the appointment of Ana Nekhamkin as its new global VP of Real Estate and Projects. In this role Ana will be contributing to the Company’s growth including building out the real estate team, signing new properties and delivering projects.
Ana Nekhamkin has robust experience in building and growing businesses, including acquiring, financing and managing real estate. She has been involved in international projects in key markets in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
“Ana Nekhamkin is an excellent addition to the team and we’re thrilled to have her take on the role of VP of Real Estate and Projects at Mindspace,” said Dan Zakai, Co-founder and CEO of Mindspace.