• 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 takeup in the CEE capital cities.

  • Private student housing - an increasingly popular investment niche

    A laundry room with table football and a jacuzzi on the rooftop instead of bunk beds and shared toilets. As many as 10,000 beds are expected to be built in student houses across Poland by 2021, which will represent a 150% increase in supply in the next three years, says real estate advisory firm Savills. According to Savills analysts, PBSA (purpose-built student accommodation) remains a real estate niche, but is an increasingly sought-after asset class given the focus of investment funds on portfolio diversification and the growing expectations of students.

  • Asian investment in CEE – will the sun from the east continue to rise?

    Money from East Asia burst on to the CEE scene in 2016-17, mainly via large industrial sector portfolio deals. The industrial sector received the majority of 2018’s flow as well, though diversification via larger single asset deals is beginning to occur.

  • Office towers spring up in Warsaw

    Office towers are transforming Warsaw’s skyline, the city will soon join top European capitals for the tallest buildings, says Artur Sutor, Partner, Head of Office Department, Cresa Poland.

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