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Market Reports CEE

Office assets: five factors for success that matter to investors

In 2015, office buildings located in Central and Eastern Europe attracted a great deal of interest from investors. Projects situated in prime locations such as Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, and Polish regional cities have often found buyers even before construction has been completed. However, the requirements of inves...
Monday, 14. March 2016

E-shops are driving the Central European market

Almost twenty million square metres of modern industrial leasehold are currently available in Central Europe. So strong is the interest on behalf of occupiers that the share of available space has dropped to a historical low of 5.7 per cent. To compare – the share of available office spaces is double that amount (12 per cent)...
Monday, 29. February 2016

Central European investment volumes reach €7.37 billion

According to Cushman & Wakefield, investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania increased significantly in Q4 2015 to €3.16 billion, surpassing the 2006 record levels, and ahead of the €1.89 billion invested in Q3 2015. Overall, €7.37 billion was invested in CE market...
Monday, 22. February 2016

Skanska maintains its position as office transaction leader in CEE region

2015 marked another strong annual performance by Skanska Commercial Development Europe. The company signed final sale agreements for eleven office buildings located in three Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, achieving a total transaction volume of nearly € 500 million for the year. Skanska is now compiling its sal...
Monday, 15. February 2016

Record investment volumes in CEE driven by the US and Germany

Investment into Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (excluding Russia) for 2015 increased by 25% compared to 2014, reaching €9.9 billion. While year on year increases were expected, the overall performance exceeds forecasts and paints a picture of a solid rebound within all CEE countries.
Friday, 12. February 2016

Great appetite for shopping centers translates into retail becoming the star of 2015

Investment into Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (excluding Russia) for 2015 reached a historic high level at over €9.55 billion, representing a 19% increase year on year. Czech Republic and Poland put in a particularly strong performance, recording investment volumes of EUR 2.7 bln and EUR4 bln respectively.
Tuesday, 19. January 2016

Central and Eastern European countries set to have strong 2015

Investment into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for 2015 is forecast to stand at almost €11 billion, representing a 7% increase year on year. The Czech Republic put in a particularly strong performance, recording an investment volume of €3 billion, the highest levels ever recorded.
Thursday, 17. December 2015

Central European Investment Volumes Reach €4.16 Billion

According to Cushman & Wakefield investment activity in the core Central European markets of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania accelerated significantly in Q3 with over €1.8 billion invested, compared with €889 million in the previous quarter. Year to date, €4.16 billion has been invested in the region whi...
Thursday, 29. October 2015

Office market in Central and Eastern Europe continues to grow

JLL analyses office markets in Central and Eastern Europe with regards to business services sector growth and publishes the results in the latest “Business Services in Central & Eastern Europe 2015” report, prepared by ABSL in partnership with McKinsey & Company, and in cooperation with JLL, Antal and Baker & McKenzie.
Thursday, 8. October 2015

Skanska maintains momentum in the CEE office transaction market

After the record-breaking year 2014, when nine office buildings were sold, Skanska Commercial Development Europe expects that 2015 will be another very good year in its history. Favorable conditions in the office market are attracting investors to this part of Europe. The sale of Malta House in the Polish city Poznan was fina...
Wednesday, 7. October 2015

CEE property investment volumes reach record levels in Q3

Corporate real estate (CRE) investment within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) increased in Q3 by 14%, to a record €2.297 billion, with total yearly volume up 6% according to the most recent report on CEE property investment from CBRE.
Wednesday, 7. October 2015

Office investment yields in CEE decrease but still appeal to investors

The most attractive office yields in the biggest cities in CEE can typically be found in Poland's regional cities, reaching 7.5% in Lodz and Katowice, according to Skanska’s market observations. Other cities in the region are still characterized by an attractive ratio of pricing to risk, with the lowest prime yields reaching ...
Tuesday, 6. October 2015

Bucharest and Sofia hotel markets on the road to recovery

A new report by Christie + Co and STR Global finds that overheated competition and low yields in some Western markets are pushing investors towards secondary CEE markets, where they will face less competition for deals and are able to negotiate attractive prices on assets.
Friday, 4. September 2015

The Polish office market is investors’ first pick in CEE

Positive sentiment towards commercial real estate in Central and Eastern Europe Polish office and retail space markets among the top three most attractive markets in the region Almost 70% of investors expect further expansion into the Polish market. According to a research paper published by DTZ entitled CEE Investor Survey...
Monday, 3. August 2015

Deals worth €2.55 billion finalised on the CEE real estate market in H1 2015

According to international advisory firm JLL, total real estate investment volumes in H1 2015 reached approximately €2.55 billion in Central and Eastern Europe. The Czech Republic led the region in terms of volume with a share of approximately 47% (€1.2 billion), followed by Poland (32% - €813 million), Hungary (€280 million ...
Wednesday, 22. July 2015