Cushman & Wakefield has appointed the former Head of Transactions at Goldman Sachs International to lead its Portfolio Services Centre (PSC) in Budapest, Hungary, part of the rapid expansion of the firm’s EMEA Global Occupier Services (GOS) platform.
Skanska has sold Corso Court, its office project in Prague. The building has been purchased by global investment manager Invesco Real Estate on behalf of one of its German separate account mandates. This is Skanska’s second investment in the Czech capital to be acquired by Invesco Real Estate.
The Budapest Research Forum (BRF, which comprises of: CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Eston International, JLL and Robertson Hungary) hereby reports the Q3 2015 office market analysis. Two schemes were delivered to the market in the third quarter of 2015 adding a total of 27,800 sq m to the modern office stock. This includes the refurbishment of Erzsébet Irodaház A and the delivery of owner-occupied Bosch HQ second phase.
The South Buda submarket is one of the most preferred office locations in Budapest: it’s vacancy rate is under 10 percent which is the lowest among all submarkets. Office developers have not been very active here, no new building came to this market since 2010, there has only been one refurbishment although several big tenants examined/tendered this office location.
The new Cushman & Wakefield has announced today the successful completion of the global merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. The firm has also announced its leadership team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and unveiled a new visual identity and logo.
According to global property adviser Cushman & Wakefield, the outlook is generally positive in the Central European office markets of Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Slovakia. Three out of the five markets are anticipating rental growth over the next three years (Bratislava, Budapest and Prague).
Last week saw Morgan Stanley finally complete their purchase of the AEW portfolio in Budapest; this week has seen the formal announcement of TPG’s purchase of Trigranit – whilst ostensively a company deal, it is still one that has obvious positive implications for the Hungarian property market. But is this another false dawn – or the start of the re-emergence of Hungary as an investment destination?
The Budapest Research Forum (BRF, which comprises of: CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ, Eston International, JLL and Robertson Hungary) hereby reports the Q2 2015 office market analysis.
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