Coffee with Craig Show – daily CRE news covering the CEE region, Thursday, September 14, with Winston Norman, Editor and Chief of EuropaProperty.com.
Kajima expands its logistics portfolio
Property investor, developer, and asset manager Kajima is acquiring a 77,000 sqm greenfield site in Germany. The acquisition paves the way for the development of a new sustainable 32,000 sqm logistics building. The completion of the project is planned for the end of 2024.
The scheme will be developed with a focus on sustainability. The project is targeting DGNB Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council.
Lucas Kester, Investment Manager at Kajima, said: “We remain active in seeking strategic land acquisitions where there is an opportunity to increase our footprint in the markets where we already operate and across Western Europe.”
In total, Kajima’s logistics portfolio features 1.4 million sqm of developments across crucial sites in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands.
GILOG chooses Segro Park Wrocław as its first location in Poland
The German logistics company GILOG has chosen SEGRO Park Wrocław, Bierutowska as its first location in Poland. The client will start operations at the 10,000 sqm facility in October 2023.
The warehouse will provide logistics, e-commerce services, and additional services such as packaging and order picking. The total area of the warehouse park in which GILOG has rented space is 35,000 sqm.
Martin Königstein, Managing Director of Pfenning Logistics says: “GILOG’s in-depth e-commerce expertise will provide significant added value for many companies in the retail and consumer goods segments such as fashion and sports, electronics and food in the future.”
Groundbreaking for VGP Business Park Laxenburg
VGP is developing and building a business park in Laxenburg, Austria. Construction work on the two halls of 52,000 sqm is scheduled to be completed by summer 2024. One of the buildings has already been fully pre-let to a trading company.
“The tenants of the differently sized properties will be international corporations as well as Austrian and regional companies,” says Markus Gollob, Country Manager of VGP in Austria.
“Sustainability and energy efficiency are essential parameters in all our projects,” says Jan Van Geet, CEO of VGP.
Continental factory in Serbia receives LEED gold certification
Optim Project Management’s recently finished 30,000 sqm factory for Continental Automotive in Novi Sad has received LEED Gold certification, demonstrating its dedication to sustainability.
The project has achieved the highest level of environmental performance and resource efficiency, as evidenced by its LEED Gold certification. This certification is also a result of Optim Project Management’s commitment to sustainable strategies throughout the design and construction phases.