Speedwell has closed a significant deal with KPMG for office space at MIRO, the new project located in Băneasa, Bucharest. The project has marked a key milestone as it has just received its building permit and will welcome KPMG’s employees who will move to their new office at the end of 2021. The Office Division of Knight Frank Romania was the consultant in the transaction.
A total of 8,500 sqm of office space has been leased by KPMG, representing approximately 40 percent of MIRO’s entire leasable area. As one of the biggest transactions in recent months, it reconfirms the project’s concept value. Featuring A-class office spaces with a BREEAM Excellent rating, WELL certification and various facilities designed for employees’ well-being, MIRO is the first-hand choice when it comes to office spaces.
“The activities of Speedwell are growing at a fast pace in Romania. To receive the trust and confidence in our MIRO project from a multinational like KPMG for their new headquarters confirms our strategy. The new workplace is an investment in the well-being of the daily user. MIRO creates a flexible and healthy environment and combines work, leisure, facilities, and green spaces all monitored by the newest technology on the market. MIRO is located in the greenest and most attractive area to live and work in Bucharest. We will start constructing our residential development The Ivy at a walking distance from MIRO, thus combining living, work and leisure close to the most successful shopping centre in Romania. We keep looking forward and believe now – more than ever – that continuing the development of real estate in Romania will be successful for our growth,” says Jan Demeyere, Co-Founder and Partner at Speedwell.
“KPMG in Romania’s decision to move to a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bucharest reflects our growth ambitions over the next decade as one of the leading consultancy companies on the market and Employer of Choice. The new space certified BREEAM Excellent & WELL, focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency, applying the latest technology to enhance quality standards beyond expectations and provides our people with an improved workspace and a productive mix between work from home and office hours. The challenges of the present were addressed with an HVAC system that ensures clean and fresh air throughout the building, safer workspaces, collaborative areas, fun and relaxation places and meeting rooms that turn disruptive technologies into tools of success. We will improve the acoustic comfort, reduce light pollution and create logistic facilities for our environmentally friendly colleagues and clients. I am looking forward to this new milestone in KPMG’s commitment to a BETTER tomorrow while ensuring that the health and the safety of our people and clients come first”, says Ramona Jurubita, Country Managing Partner KPMG in Romania.
“Signing such an important lease in this rather difficult period is an honour for us, and we are confident that the relationship will be mutually beneficial for the long-term. The office market is going through an adaptation period, which we are very much looking forward to and are part of. The first six months of 2020 saw 66 office transactions in over 100,000 square meters, a slowdown due to the lockdown. However, we expect this to speed up from the beginning of 2021”, says Horatiu Florescu, Chairman & CEO, Knight Frank Romania & Hungary.
Located in the Northern part of Bucharest, MIRO will offer its tenants innovative high-end design office spaces and a comfortable working environment. The project differentiates itself through the visibility offered to its tenants, accessibility directly from the Bucharest-Ploiesti Road, and, moreover, through the focus on the well-being of the employees who will work in its spaces.