Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Wednesday, February 15, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Kaufland launch Marketplace in Slovakia
The Kaufland Marketplace will go live in Slovakia on February 15. Under the domain Kaufland.sk, online sellers will then have another sales channel than Germany available to them. The Kaufland Marketplace will also be launched in the Czech Republic in a few months. The marketplaces will be managed via the all-in-one solution Kaufland Global Marketplace.
“Slovakia is an ideal country for the start. There, Kaufland is already firmly positioned as one of the top retailers with 75 shops and now we are combining this brand awareness with the digital online business”, says Gerald Schönbucher, member of the Executive Board of Kaufland e-commerce.
The Slovakian marketplace will offer customers a wide range of goods in the categories of Living, Electronics, Gardening & DIY, Kitchen & Homeware, Baby & Child, Sport, and Fashion. This product assortment will be sold by online sellers who use the marketplace as a sales channel and can thereby increase their coverage and tap into new customer groups.
C&W instructed on Adventum’s shopping centres portfolio
Cushman & Wakefield has taken over the management of a portfolio of three shopping centres and one retail park acquired from Tesco last year by the Hungarian investment group Adventum in a unique transaction involving 18 retail projects across the CEE region. Cushman & Wakefield assisted its long-standing client Tesco in the sale and is now managing and exclusively leasing 50,000 sqm of retail in the Czech Republic space for Adventum.
Martin Šimek, Partner and Head of Retail Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield: “Our experience of managing many shopping centres over the years is clear evidence to our client Adventum that we are a strong partner to stabilise their new market position.”
Apsys expands its real estate portfolio in Poland
Apsys Polska has recently secured a property with an area of 5,000 sqm located in the centre of Wrocław.
“We are constantly looking for locations that will allow the implementation of city-forming projects in line with the company’s strategic goal and our ambition to change cities for the better,” says Maciej Wróblewski, Vice President and Director of the Development Department at Apsys Polska.
The new investment in Wrocław fits perfectly into the company’s philosophy, which wants to create multidimensional, innovative urban spaces that respond to contemporary needs, support ecological transformation and integrate residents.
“Revitalization projects are the strength of Apsys. The best example of this is the realization of Manufaktura in Łódź, which was built on the revitalized areas of the former factory,” adds Maciej Wróblewski.
Coreside Savills brokers office deals in Belgrade
One of Finland’s largest IT companies, Tietoevry, has chosen Skyline Afi Tower as its next location. Thanks to the experienced team of brokers in Coreside Savills company, Tietoevry will spend the next five years in the prestigious architectural complex.
“Skyline represents one of Belgrade’s most impressive landmarks,” said Adir El Al, CEO of Skyline Belgrade.
In other news, a leading global outsourcing company, DDC OSS has chosen Coreside Savills as their support in a process of finding a headquarters office in the capital of Serbia, the company decided to continue operating its business in a 1,200 sqm space in an affluent business district in Belgrade, Airport City Belgrade.
Also at Airport City Belgrade, with the professional support of Coreside Savills office brokerage team, Worldwide Clinical Trials, a global, midsize contract research organization (CRO) that serves the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, renewed its lease agreement and expanded its capacities within the largest business park in Serbia – and now operates in 2,500 sqm office area.