Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Friday, September 8, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Craft receives occupancy permit
Craft, the latest project from Belgian developer Ghelamco in Katowice, has received an occupancy permit and added 26,700 sqm of A-class office space to the local market. The design of the office building was developed by the Czora & Czora Architectural Studio in Katowice.
“Craft is an example of a modern and ecological building that fits into Ghelamco’s ESG strategy,” says Jarosław Zagórski, Managing Director of Ghelamco Poland.
Craft will be able to boast a SmartScore certificate, confirming the highest standard of intelligent solutions. In addition, it will be the first in Katowice to be assessed in terms of technological advancement in the WiredScore system. The Ghelamco investment will also be certified in the ecological BREEAM system at the Excellent, WELL and “Building without barriers” levels.
Panattoni completes its largest project in Małopolska
Panattoni has completed Panattoni Park Kraków North, its largest project in Małopolska with an area of over 56,500 sqm. Trivium Packaging is to occupy around 21,000 sqm while Almus is to take up over 25,000 sqm. These are two of the largest leases signed by Panattoni in the region.
The park is now almost completely commercialised. “Panattoni makes an excellent partner for them by providing both factories and the warehouse and logistics facilities that are crucial to supply chains”, says Michał Samborski, Head of Development at Panattoni.
The project has been developed to the highest standards of sustainable construction and is to be awarded a BREEAM certificate with a rating of ‘Excellent’. This will ensure significant reductions in energy and water usage as well as in CO2 emissions.
ZDR Investments acquires shopping centre in Rijeka
Czech real estate fund ZDR Investments has bought Galeria Bakar shopping park in Rijeka, Croatia, for €40 million. Part of the shopping park has already been completed and another one will be ready within a year. The acquisition brings the fund’s portfolio to 39 properties with a value in excess of €411 million.
Roman Latuske, partner at ZDR Group, commented on the acquisition: “This acquisition strengthens our position in Croatia and brings another large property with a high return on invested capital to our portfolio.”
AFI Europe gets LEED Gold certification for Bucharest mall
AFI Europe has obtained the LEED v4.1 O+M certification for its AFI Cotroceni mall in Bucharest. The company was assisted by Colliers in obtaining the green certification. The LEED v4.1 Operations + Maintenance (O+M) certification is an ongoing commitment to implement the sustainability practices initiated as part of the certification process with a requirement to recertify every 3 years.
“LEED-certified buildings reduce carbon emissions and are essential in addressing the climate crisis and meeting the developer’s ESG goals,” says Roxana Isopescu, Senior Sustainability Consultant | ESG Strategic Advisory.