Horizon Development, the premium Hungarian real estate developer, announced the appointment of Tamás Ádány – former CEO of OTP Real Estate Plc. – to the newly created position of business development director.
Market leading professional and household appliances company Electrolux set up its new 1,730 sqm Hungarian headquarters this month in Promenade Gardens, the most technically advanced office building recently completed on the Váci office corridor of Budapest.
Anchor tenant Celanese was the first to move into just completed Promenade Gardens office building last week, now occupying their new 4,200 sqm headquarters. They will soon be followed by Citibank Europe, as the Hungarian Branch Office of the global bank is setting up its new 8,000 sqm Budapest office from 1 December in the A+ category property owned by Erste Open-Ended Real Estate Fund and developed by Horizon Development.
Central and Eastern Europe’s regional provider of top financial services – OTP Bank – set up a new, 450 sqm research and development center in the prestigious downtown building of Váci 1. The innovative office features a special education center, project rooms and a lecture hall. OTP LAB (OTP Bank’s retail innovation hub) started its activities on the 4th floor of the UNESCO World Heritage listed building in December 2017.
Heritage protected Eiffel Palace – originally constructed in 1893 – was sold twice within the last three years, both times at the best yield in the Hungarian property market. The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) purchased the building directly from the developer (Horizon Development) three years ago in August 2014 at a price of €45.3M, with an approximate yield of 6.5%, and resold it in August 2017 to Luxembourg-based Corpus Sireo Real Estate investment fund for €53.8M, at a yield around 5%, generating an almost 20% profit on the deal.
The multiple award winning, restored heritage building is home to the Hungarian headquarters of Mastercard as of January 2017. The market leader global financial service provider created its new office on 470 sqm, on the 3rd floor of the premium downtown property.
GLL acquired the multipurpose heritage building that combines retail-, office- and service functions on 13,750 sqm at Vörösmarty Square, the most prominent downtown location of Budapest. The Seller of the recently completed UNESCO World Heritage listed premium asset is the Hungarian development company behind the building’s complete rejuvenation and successful leasing: Horizon Development.
The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was home to the European Property Awards Gala Dinner held last Thursday, attracting over 500 guests from across Europe. Váci 1 and Eiffel Palace, Horizon Development’s two redeveloped heritage buildings – both designed and built by DVM group – scooped up three amazing awards at the event.