Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Friday, November 18 with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
NEPI Rockcastle buys Atrium Copernicus centre in Toruń
NEPI Rockcastle has acquired Atrium Copernicus Shopping Center in Toruń, from Atrium Retail Ltd. Copernicus Shopping Center, which comprises 48,000 sqm, is a popular retail spot in Toruń, a city of 200,000 inhabitants. Copernicus Shopping Center has a BREEAM In-Use Very Good certification and a high occupancy rate of 98 percent, including anchor tenants such as Auchan, H&M, Stradivarius, Media Markt, LPP and Decathlon. The property is expected to generate a Net Operating Income of €9.6 million per year in the medium term. The agreed property value is €127 million.
7R sells Polish warehouse to Macquarie Asset Management
7R has sold 7R Park Goleniów II to Macquarie Asset Management. The BTS (build-to-suit) format warehouse near Szczecin, comprises 62,500 sqm of logistics. The facility is fully leased to FIEGE, a German mail-order retailer and global e-commerce giant.
“The increasing penetration of e-commerce across the continent has enabled the logistics sector in Poland to flourish,” says Christian Goebel, Co-Head of Macquarie Asset Management’s Core/Core-Plus Real Estate strategy at Macquarie Asset Management.
“Szczecin and its surroundings offer excellent exposure to regional logistics operations and e-commerce business activities. These features are essential both for our anchor tenant and now for the new owner of the property,” says Tomasz Kostrzewa, Senior Investment Director at 7R.
Accolade leases 460,000 sqm of industrial space across Europe
In the second and third quarters of this year, premium industrial and logistics real estate investor Accolade signed lease agreements for almost 460,000 sqm in the six countries where it operates. A significant part of this was due to parks in the Czech Republic and Poland, where the group completed the construction of a large project in Szczecin.
“The many hundreds of thousands of square metres of newly leased sites with a significant increase in rent show that, even in troubled times, more industrial, logistics and e-commerce companies are coming and expanding here. The demand for facility rentals is stable. Tenants are making large investments in automatisation, often billions of Czech crowns. This is another technological revolution,” said Milan Kratina, Accolade CEO.
ATALIAN SIGNS GLOBAL AGREEMENT WITH GAUSIUM TO REDEFINE CLEANING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Atalian Global Services, one of the largest global FM companies, has signed a strategic international agreement with Gausium, a leading autonomous cleaning and service robots company. The partnership enables Atalian to introduce “cobotics” solutions worldwide, in large-scale projects, allowing its customers to benefit from the latest innovations in the field.
Jerome Menin, CEE Procurement Director Atalian, commented: “We have successfully tested and implemented 5 Scrubber 75 in Poland, the Czech Republic and Croatia, for customers such as Auchan and airports, and we are currently conducting tests in other 10 locations. Next year we target to have at least 50 robots in CEE countries, mainly in retail and logistic centres.”