Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Monday, May 15, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Prague’s metro line D will bring new opportunities
Colliers has prepared a unique price map for office space in Prague. The price map clearly shows the prices of typical office space rents in the city. It is therefore a very simple tool for comparing between locations the financial conditions for securing offices.
The map suggests that areas surrounding Prague metro local stations represent an ideal location for the construction of new offices. They provide excellent transport accessibility and offer a wide range of services and amenities.
“These are aspects people often consider when deciding whether to accept a job offer. They do not want to spend too much time going to and from work, so it is important that offices are no more than a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station,” comments Jana Vlková, Director of Workplace Advisory and Office Agency at Colliers.
“Although the first metro train is not due to run on the new line until 2029, there are already plans for office buildings around some of the future stations. One of the largest office locations would be at or near the Nové Dvory station,” comments Josef Stanko, Senior Analyst at Colliers.
B&B Hotels Polska to open a new hotel in Kielce
Lawyers from Gide Warsaw advised B&B HOTELS POLSKA on the opening of the chain’s 11th hotel in Poland – B&B HOTEL Kielce Centrum.
The newly opened B&B HOTEL Kielce Centrum, in addition to its great location, offers 114 comfortable and modern rooms, a car park for guests and two conference rooms.
B&B HOTELS is one of Europe’s leading and fastest-growing independent hotel chains. It currently has more than 700 hotels, located in 15 European countries and Brazil.
Boeing opens an additional office in Rzeszów
Global aerospace company Boeing has leased close to 6,600 sqm in the SkyRes building in Rzeszów. This represents the largest transaction in terms of sqm on the Rzeszów office market to date. Boeing was advised during the negotiations by Cushman & Wakefield.
“We were looking for a modern, central and attractive location to accommodate our local teams”, said David Packer, Boeing Global Real Estate Manager.
“It is extremely encouraging to see that our city is becoming increasingly attractive for international tech companies, not only in terms of the potential for modern production processes or advanced research and development but also in the context of specialized business services dedicated to innovative sectors of the global economy,” says Konrad Fijołek, Mayor of Rzeszów.
“Eastern Poland undeniably continues to see business growth, which is a particularly positive development in the current geopolitical situation,” comments Michał Galimski, Head of Regional Markets, Cushman & Wakefield.
JLL to lease Unity Centre in Krakow
JLL Poland has been selected as the exclusive agent responsible for the commercialization process of the UNITY CENTRE complex, the largest business complex in Krakow. The project is owned by UNIQA Real Estate Management and GD&K Group.
UNITY CENTRE is the tallest mixed-use building complex in Krakow, comprising a 27-story Class “AA” office skyscraper, two lower office buildings, a four-star hotel and a luxury apartment building. The total area of the complex is 50,000 sqm. The main tenants present in the complex are Miele, Schoeller Allibert, J. Dauman, and Deloitte.
“The UNITY CENTRE building complex is a mix of functionality and usability, perfectly integrated into the city’s urban fabric,” says Magdalena Zielińska-Warszawa, representing the owners of the complex.
“The rich offer of the UNITY CENTRE complex is an excellent solution for future tenants who value convenience in the workplace,” says Dorota Gruchała, Head of Kraków and Katowice Offices, JLL.
A new head of portfolio management CEE at Peakside Capital
Christopher Smith has been promoted to the position of Head of Portfolio Management CEE at Peakside Capital Advisors. His responsibilities will include investment and real estate portfolio management. He will also continue his current investment management tasks and oversee Peakside’s operations in the SEE region, mainly in Slovenia.
“Chris, in his new role, will be responsible for strategic decisions regarding our portfolio,” said Roman Skowronski, Managing Director of Peakside Capital Advisors in Poland.