The growth prospects for the European economy are improving in 2015, which creates greater business confidence in office tenants. This is already having an impact on the demand for offices, which increased by 4% year-on-year. Tightening supply of prime office space in Europe is causing prime rents to accelerate, according to global real estate advisor CBRE.
Skanska started the construction works of its seventh office building in Budapest. Nordic Light, as it has been named, is being developed on inner Váci road, the main office corridor of Budapest. Phase I is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016.
Bence Balázs, MRICS responsible for Asset Management at GLL Real Estate Partners means that exciting products could always shop up at Budapest market, but there is no time to relax: not only other cities in the region are our competitors, as almost the entire world is competing for investors' money.
Although the Hungarian office investment market is currently not doing very well, it has huge potential, according to the latest research by the Round Table of Real Estate Developers prepared by Eltinga and DTZ. Companies relocating here will find highly skilled labour that is among the cheapest in Europe; the lowest cost per work unit; a regional transport hub; and a continuously growing metropolis.
Falling yields across all property sectors and a moderate increase in rental values provides further evidence of growing momentum in European commercial property markets. The findings from CBRE’s Q3 2013 survey of prime rents and yields backs up the picture of recovering investment markets across the region, which have benefitted from increased capital targeting the sector and improved investor sentiment.
On 25-26 September 2013, Budapest is hosting one of the largest and most prestigious events of the Shared Service (SSC) sector. Deloitte organized the 15th Shared Services & BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Conference in cooperation with the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency (HITA). The globally significant event attracting the highest number of participants ever was organized exactly in the Hungarian capital because Hungary and Budapest started to become one of the European hubs for the SSC sector in the past few years.
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