Microsoft, under the guidance of the Colliers Office Agency team in Prague, has selected the newly constructed office centre – BB Centrum Delta – for the new location of their headquarters in the Czech Republic.
The advising process conducted by Colliers International included full advisory services consisting of a full market search, occupational costs analysis and lease negotiation / execution. Colliers’ exceptional performance in the advisory process secured significant cost savings and achieved one of the principle goals of bringing two business units, namely Microsoft’s sales and marketing business and Skype together under one roof.
“We are pleased to report the signing of a lease agreement between Microsoft and PASSERINVEST GROUP,” commented Jana Vlkova, Head of Office Agency, Colliers International Czech Republic. “Closing one of the largest office deals (11,500 sqm) in recent times highlights the depth of our Czech team in the local market. BB Centrum Delta is an excellent property where our client Microsoft is set to introduce its new workplace concept – Working from Anywhere, which will be of great benefit to its business.”
Klára Vincentová, Real Estate Portfolio Manager of Microsoft said: “Colliers took a proactive approach throughout the entire project, which ensured that the project was not delayed and that data was provided in an accurate and timely manner. Throughout the project an excellent working relationship developed between Colliers team and Microsoft´s RE team. This had made strong positives in what was an extremely complex project. Lastly, the passion and care for the project of the lead broker Jana Vlkova was perceived as a key to a successful delivery.”
BB Centrum Delta is owned by PASSERINVEST GROUP, a Czech development company which was established in 1991. PASSERINVEST GROUP also acts as landlord for the property, which is part of the larger BB Centrum complex, comprised of 17 buildings and a total leasable area of 250,000 sqm. Microsoft and Skype will occupy more than one-third of the BREEAM certified 32,545 sqm Delta building, which is located in Prague 4.