Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Friday, January 13, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
DWS acquires 7R Park Poznań East II
Warehouse developer 7R and DWS have closed a transaction for the transfer of ownership of 7R Park Poznań East II, a fully-leased warehouse park with a gross leasable area of over 51,000 sqm.
“We highly value sustainable transport offered to the location, as it is one of the important elements of our ESG strategy,” says Jakub Budych, Senior Transaction Manager, Capital Markets, 7R.
“DWS is pleased with the addition of this asset in an established logistics market with strong fundamentals, benefitting from a diversified tenant base and being resilient to economic cycles,” said Marek Jakubiak, Head of CEE at DWS.
Accolade receives €129 million loan from Helaba
Accolade and Helaba have agreed on the refinancing of five industrial parks in Poland. The new financing, with an aggregate value of €129 million, provided for a 5-year period, is the first transaction between the parties.
“Financing with our new partner Helaba Bank placing confidence in our operations is here yet another positive verification. We are very excited that we secured this deal,” says Tomas Prochazka, CFO of Accolade Group.
“Accolade is one of the major key players in the logistics sector in CEE and meanwhile expanding its operation to Western Europe as well,” said Martin Erbe, Head of Real Estate Financing for CEE, Benelux and International Clients in Germany at Helaba.
Ghelamco joins Science Based Targets initiative
Ghelamco Poland is the first real estate company in Poland to join the international Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative, which supports the most ambitious businesses in their fight against global warming in compliance with the Paris Agreement. This is yet another important part of the developer’s ESG strategy.
“This is yet another important step in the implementation of our ESG strategy. By joining the Science Based Targets initiative, we will be able to act more effectively in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in alliance with the largest international organisations,” says Jarosław Fiutowski, the Member of the Board responsible for ESG strategy and innovation at Ghelamco Poland.
Sven de Bondt appointed as COO of Alides
In the past few years, the Ghent-based property developer and investor Alides has grown into one of Belgium’s largest non-listed real estate companies. Sven De Bondt has been appointed as Alides’ Chief Operational Officer.
The company has adopted a hybrid strategy based on which it operates in the residential property and office development markets as both an investor and developer. The company has projects in the pipeline in both Belgium and Poland that are expected to generate a revenue of more than €900 million. Alides’ prospects include the development of 2,600 residential units and approximately 100,000 sqm of office space located all across Belgium and Poland.