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  • Jan Kratochvíl joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Agency Team

    Jan Kratochvíl joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Agency Team as an Associate. He will be in charge of representing tenants at the company. 
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  • With real estate transactions thriving in H1, this year’s performance is set to exceed average results

    The information on investment transactions in the Czech real estate sector for the first half of 2019, collected by Cushman & Wakefield, indicates a significant increase in volume. The figure achieved – EUR 1.743 billion – shows that the decrease in 2018 was just a sway and not a real trend. The real estate market is expected to thrive in the latter half as well and its total performance could exceed three billion Euros. 
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  • The inflow of Asian capital to Central and Eastern Europe continues

    Cushman & Wakefield has already assisted with four major office property sale transactions with the involvement of a South Korean investor this year.  Following several successful transactions in Prague (Waltrovka, Rustonka, Main Point Pankrác), the sale of Bratislava’s Twin City Tower marks another major Central European deal facilitated by Cushman & Wakefield and involving a Korean investor. Over the course of past months, the company has helped bring a total of EUR 600 million of Korean capital to the region. 
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  • Czech Republic remains the most attractive country for retail brands tapping the Central European region markets

    Czech Republic was the destination for one-third of the 80 newly coming brands last year.  Twenty-eight out of the total of 80 brands that tapped the market in the Central and Eastern European region in 2018 chose the Czech Republic as their destination. As a result, the number of new brands coming to the country remained the same as in the previous year. Poland is a close second with 26 new international brands having opened their first shops there last year. The figures come from the latest comparison prepared by Cushman & Wakefield, which monitors and compares data in the real estate sector across the region. This enables the company to provide a full picture of the developments on the Central European market. 
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  • HARRIER LLC is moving into new premises in PROLOGIS PARK PRAGUE-RUDNÁ

    Harrier LLC, a UK producer of digital print, photo print, and personalized lifestyle products, leased 3,250 sq m in Prologis Park Rudná. Notable cotenants in the park include Sportisimo, KIKA, Zepter, Toyota, and DHL. The operation is scheduled to begin at the premises in August of 2019. The contract was closed in March 2019. Cushman & Wakefield facilitated the transaction. 
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  • Polarisation Widens in European Shopping Centre Market

    • Increased repurposing expected of existing secondary retail space to office, residential and other uses  • A total of 2.6 million square metres of new shopping centre space was completed in 2018, 28% below the 2017 figure  • In 2018, the amount of new shopping centre space delivered in Western Europe fell by 23% year-on-year, while Central Europe experienced a 31% decline  • Turkey, Russia, Poland and France saw the greatest amount of shopping centre space added in 2018 
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  • Manufacturing location in Europe

    • Cushman & Wakefield’s Manufacturing Risk Index report shows formerly low-cost locations such as China and India are moving up the value production chain through country-sponsored support of technological adoption  • Growing concern for intellectual property protection, combined with skilled labour availability, keeps United States top when the index is weighted to minimise geopolitical risk. The Czech Republic is third globally and first in Europe.  • Low-cost locations in South East Asia still highly attractive for labour-intensive manufacturing  • European production lines, and the free flow of goods, potentially threatened by ‘no-deal’ Brexit 
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  • TPG Real Estate Partners and Contera Form a Strategic Venture

    TPG Real Estate Partners (“TREP”), the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and Contera, an established developer and operator of industrial parks in the Czech Republic, announced today they have formed a strategic venture (the “Venture”). The Venture will seek to acquire and develop industrial projects in Central Europe, primarily in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. One of the Venture’s first projects is a 140,000 sq m industrial zone directly adjacent to the D1 highway in Ostrava-Hrušov. 
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  • Coworking gains popularity in the CEE region

    The increased interest of global corporations in coworking spaces was a notable trend that impacted on the office markets of the four largest capital cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in 2018. The total flexible office stock of Budapest, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw stands at 286,000 sq m, accounting for approximately 1% of the combined office market of these cities (29.9 million sq m). Demand generated by coworking operators in 2018 made up 5% of the overall office take-up in the CEE capital cities. 
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  • Cushman & Wakefield collects trio of prizes at HOF Awards 2019

    The company picked up a total of three awards at the gala event, reflecting an exceptionally strong year for the company. Not only did it win the Project Management and Property Management Company categories, but it excelled by winning the Retail Real Estate prize as well. 
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  • Palác Špork changes ownership, purchased by Generali

    Cushman & Wakefield assisted Generali Real Estate in the acquisition of Palác Špork, a unique scheme in Prague 1. The seller is SEBRE, a.s. The price remains undisclosed. The agreement was signed on 11 March. 
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  • Global Real Estate Investment Volumes Reach Record High

    Real estate transaction volumes in 2018 were the strongest on record reaching US$1.75 trillion; a 4% year-on-year (y/y) growth and surpassing previous highs of US$1.68 trillion in 2017, according to new data from the 2019 Global Investment Atlas report.
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  • Don Giovanni, one of Prague’s largest hotels, is changing owners

    Cushman & Wakefield in collaboration with Hodges Ward & Elliott represented Mornington Capital, an international hotel investment fund manager in the sale of Prague’s iconic Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague. The deal was signed on 20 February (price undisclosed). The new owner is a leading family-owned fund from Scandinavia. Czech-based Czech Inn Hotels remains the hotel’s operator. 
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  • Myslbek newly managed by Cushman & Wakefield

    Cushman & Wakefield has become the new property manager for Myslbek, the iconic multi-purpose building owned by AEW. As part of Cushman & Wakefield’s international collaboration, its Polish office has become the manager of two major shopping and office centres in Poland, Klif in Gdynia, Klif House of Fashion and Klif Tower in Warsaw from the same owners. Both offices assume their property management duties in February 2019. 
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  • Cushman & Wakefield issues historically first chart of the top office building owners and developers

    • CPI Group is the largest owner of office space in sq m in the Czech Republic while Penta Investments has been the most active developer in the last 10 years  • Czech investors own 65% of the domestic office market  • CPI Group a CTP Invest will closely compete for the position of the largest domestic owner in 2020, the latter currently being the leader in the regions  Cushman & Wakefield has mapped the office property market in detail and made a chart of the largest owners and the most active developers of office buildings in the main markets of the Czech Republic*. At this point, there is 4.23 million sq m of office space in the Czech Republic. CPI Group is the biggest owner with 22 properties taking up 5% of the total area. The three biggest office owners in Prague control about 15% of the entire market. Penta Investments has been the most active developer over the course of the last ten years. 
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  • Investments in commercial properties will exceed EUR 2.8 billion this year. Czech investors account for 65%.

    According to Cushman & Wakefield, the total amount invested in commercial real properties will exceed EUR 2.8 billion in 2018. The year’s biggest transaction is the sale of CTP’s three industrial parks to Deka Immobilien, a leading German investor, for EUR 460 million. The market has been the most active in the fourth quarter when approximately a half of the total annual volume of investments has been transacted. Czech investors have invested almost EUR 2 billion, accounting for 65% of investments in the Czech Republic. Of the total investment volume, 60% has been invested in Prague and the rest in the regions. Cushman & Wakefield expects the market to remain highly active next year, with the value of the assets also growing. The greatest part of transactions in 2019 will be attributable to offices, with several major transactions being in the pipeline. In terms of capital structure, Asian capital will assert itself strongly alongside Czech and Western capital. 
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