Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Monday, June 19, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Cargus enhances portfolio with Vinted
Romanian courier company Cargus has entered into a partnership with Vinted, the largest online international consumer-to-consumer marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion. The partnership is part of Cargus’ strategy to increase cross-border e-commerce and to link companies and shoppers across European markets.
Cargus offers Vinted a complex suite of courier services: parcel delivery from Romania to Poland and back, but also on the domestic market, from consumer to consumer.
“Adding Vinted to our partner’s portfolio is a step towards consolidating our footprint in Poland and becoming a respected player on international markets,” said Oana Mandicescu, Chief Sales Officer Cargus.
H2O offices gains LEED platinum certification in Budapest
The first phase of Skanska’s H2Offices has earned a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Core and Shell version 4 certification with 84 points, which is currently the highest score in Hungary. Based on its accessibility features, the building also obtained the highest rating of Access4You certification, meaning Gold level.
András Ábrahám, Project Director of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Hungary, commented “We shape sustainable places to support healthy living beyond our lifetime, and this milestone underscores our commitment towards such aspiration.”
Doron Klein named deputy CEO of AFI Europe
Doron Klein, the CEO of AFI Europe Romania and The Czech Republic, has been appointed as Deputy CEO of AFI Europe group, in addition to his current position. Klein has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the real estate market across several Central and Eastern European countries. “Doron’s exceptional leadership skills will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of our company,” said Avi Barzilay, AFI Europe’s CEO.
Panattoni starts construction on Poldi Kladno brownfield
Panattoni plans to build a modern industrial complex on part of the former Poldi Kladno steelworks site. The area where Panattoni Business Park Kladno will be built has been used for industrial production since 1889.
The new business park will consist of two modern halls with a total size of 88,500 sqm. Panattoni is targeting an Excellent rating according to BREEAM New Construction certification. The investment will bring up to 2,000 new jobs and help with the economic transformation of Kladno. The modern, custom-built industrial space will be available to future tenants as early as 2025.
“We have a lot of experience with brownfields. We will replace these heavy operations with a modern complex with a great working environment. I firmly believe that this will enable the Kladno site to build on the successes that Poldovka had in its heyday,” says Pavel Sovička, Panattoni’s General Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.