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TOP 10 OFFICE DEALS, Q2 2018 1500 1000 Bucharest Real Estate Club

TOP 10 OFFICE DEALS, Q2 2018

Co-work takes hold in the second trimester on the office market in Bucharest, with two new international groups announcing their entrance on the local market: Mindspace in Globalworth buildings and Spaces in Campus 6.1 and Unirii View.

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Members’ news: Colliers sells the office portfolio of East Balkan Properties 2880 1920 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Members’ news: Colliers sells the office portfolio of East Balkan Properties

Colliers International Romania advised East Balkan Properties plc in the selling of its office portfolio consisting of four buildings in Bucharest.

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Re-imagining office lobby 2500 1407 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Re-imagining office lobby

In a more and more crowded office market, with new hubs developing at fast pace, real estate investors are coming with new concepts, re-thinking the use of different functions, such as the office lobby.

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Members’ news: Element Development launches industrial division 1441 1080 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Members’ news: Element Development launches industrial division

Ionuț Dumitrescu launches Element Industrial, a real estate development company focusing on logistic projects. The new company will develop a portfolio of industrial projects in Bucharest and Romania.

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Residential sector: as competition sharpens, quality increases 1754 1241 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Residential sector: as competition sharpens, quality increases

While investors agree the commercial segment of the Romanian real estate market has matured, with numerous qualitative developments delivered in the last couple of years, BREC takes a look at the residential segment where new, interesting moves take shape.

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Members’ news: CA Immo buys first phase of Campus business park 1745 1440 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Members’ news: CA Immo buys first phase of Campus business park

CA Immo has acquired the first phase of Campus, the business park developed by Skanska in Center West Bucharest for 53 million EUR.

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TOP 10 OFFICE DEALS, Q1 2018 2000 1019 Bucharest Real Estate Club

TOP 10 OFFICE DEALS, Q1 2018

The biggest ten office deals in Q1 2018 total 39, 373 sq. m, the podium concentrating two projects: one in CBD – Day Tower and the other one with two deals in Central West – The Bridge.

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Members’ news: Element Development finalizes Bistrita Retail Park 1600 1200 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Members’ news: Element Development finalizes Bistrita Retail Park

Romanian-based real estate company Element Development has finalized construction works at Bistrita Retail Park, totaling an investment of 9 million EUR.

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5 Things to Consider when Looking to Lease a New Office Space in Bucharest 500 308 Bucharest Real Estate Club

5 Things to Consider when Looking to Lease a New Office Space in Bucharest

Either you are a local or multinational office space occupier, your business needs to have a perfect match when it comes to occupying an office space, especially under today`s costs optimization constraints and qualified workforce shortage.

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New, sophisticated products on Bucharest real estate market: first food hall & lofts apartments on former historic properties 640 358 Bucharest Real Estate Club

New, sophisticated products on Bucharest real estate market: first food hall & lofts apartments on former historic properties

New sophisticated products on Bucharest real estate market: first food hall & lofts apartments on former historic properties

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MIPIM 2018: The most sought-after real estate assets are industrial 4256 2832 Bucharest Real Estate Club

MIPIM 2018: The most sought-after real estate assets are industrial

Tech got mainstream as industry eyed urban future during MIPIM 2018, the world’s leading international real estate business, conference and networking event.

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Smart retail: specialty coffee shops format drive investors’ hype 960 539 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Smart retail: specialty coffee shops format drive investors’ hype

If three to four years ago, one could have counted just a few specialty coffee shops in Bucharest, today the market has increased significantly with around 40 locations in Bucharest, split between central street locations and new office buildings.

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SMART REAL ESTATE

Zara embraces innovation and opens tech pop-up store in London 1326 568 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Zara embraces innovation and opens tech pop-up store in London

The accelerating pace of innovation is changing the real estate industry and the latest move of fashion retailer, Zara, is just the proof. At the end of January, Zara launched a tech-enabled pop-up store in London, designed for click and collect purchases ahead of a new permanent flagship space.

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JLL: “Workplace transformation is a game changer” 1920 864 Bucharest Real Estate Club

JLL: “Workplace transformation is a game changer”

Unprecedented disruption has created a new world of work driven by technology and an increasingly liquid workforce, JLL report “The future of work” states. The real estate consultancy company thinks that the future will belong to those who can embrace uncertainty, turn disruption into opportunity, and act to transform.

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Study-case: Il Centro, Milano 1554 874 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Study-case: Il Centro, Milano

With a great vision and intuition, the Italian hypermarket giant and mall developer Finiper bought in the 90’s the former site in Milano of Alfa Romeo, one of Italy’s most admired motorcar brands and turned it into an experience, social center and brand showcase.

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Top 10 Mega Deals in Real Estate Tech 852 586 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Top 10 Mega Deals in Real Estate Tech

As technology is advancing based on continuous innovation, the real estate industry is reshaping. According to a study by RE:Tech, a real estate tech research and marketing agency, a significant number of mega-deals in real estate tech drove the funding boom across the sector in 2017 .

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Bucharest sees Real Estate used as engaging Marketing tool 800 450 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Bucharest sees Real Estate used as engaging Marketing tool

In a crowded media context, brands look for new ways to interact with their consumers and promote product launches. Despite a growing e-commerce industry, emotions are the main driver of loyalty and that is why the “pop-up shop” concept creates great opportunities for brands.

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How to raise value of Real Estate through Innovation 1400 898 Bucharest Real Estate Club

How to raise value of Real Estate through Innovation

According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate®: Europe 2018 survey by PwC & Urban Land Institute, over 50% of the respondents agree that technology, big data and the rise of “space as a service” will disrupt the traditional property valuation model.

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BREC TALKS

Ben Adams, Founding Director, Ben Adams Architects 3540 5034 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Ben Adams, Founding Director, Ben Adams Architects

Office buildings need to be interesting, creative, non-standard and exciting to be in. Bucharest is still building largely boring buildings and needs to wake up to the demand for better buildings that let at higher rents.

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Adrian Untaru – Co-founder, ADNBA 1103 666 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Adrian Untaru – Co-founder, ADNBA

We have many small developers that don’t allow the risk to get out of a pattern and, in this way, we have an excess of similar products. The demand for new homes is high, whatever there is on the market is being sold and we produce what has been sold.

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Laurențiu Lazăr – Managing Partner & Director Investment Services, Colliers International Romania 1720 1704 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Laurențiu Lazăr – Managing Partner & Director Investment Services, Colliers International Romania

Investors’ appetite for real estate assets is obviously increasing as compared to last year, with the office sector taking the lead. In the first semester there have been two major deals and we believe other large transactions will follow.

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Roxana Dudau, Associated Partner, Noerr 800 642 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Roxana Dudau, Associated Partner, Noerr

Roxana Dudau, Associated Partner heads Noerr’s Real Estate & Construction Department in Romania. She is a well-known & reputable real estate expert on the Romanian market. BREC talked with Roxana about the main factors influencing the local real estate investment market, the quality of the products and the pottential of each sector.

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Marc Jongerius, Managing Director & Co-founder Zoku 2490 3598 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Marc Jongerius, Managing Director & Co-founder Zoku

Zoku Amsterdam was opened in 2016 and is a “combination between Airbnb and WeWork”, as Business Insider pointed out. The company is now developing in Europe, so BREC talked in an exclusive interview with Marc Jongerius, Managing Director & Co-founder Zoku, about targeted cities and the expansion model.

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Răzvan Crișan – Co-founder of m60 1417 1417 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Răzvan Crișan – Co-founder of m60

With new office hubs and retail formats developing, we sat down with Răzvan Crișan, Co-founder of m60 and talked about the specialty coffee market development and opportunities.

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Marian Popa – Director of DB Global Technology in Bucharest 560 480 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Marian Popa – Director of DB Global Technology in Bucharest

BREC Talks to Marian PopaDirector of DB Global Technology in Bucharest ``Romanian Real Estate market starts to enter a pre-maturity phase and I sense the need of its transformation in a supplier for habitat services.…

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H.E. Basil Constantinescu – Romanian Ambassador to the People`s Republic of China 2000 1333 Bucharest Real Estate Club

H.E. Basil Constantinescu – Romanian Ambassador to the People`s Republic of China

Chinese companies will become more and more interested in the investment opportunities in Romania, in the context of dynamic promotion of the New Silk Road Initiative.

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Bogdan Gavril – Sales Engineer & Trainer, CEE Region at Axis Communications 2880 1920 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Bogdan Gavril – Sales Engineer & Trainer, CEE Region at Axis Communications

Retail surveillance can provide information to support the development of better store layouts – via heat mapping and dwell time applications.

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WHO’S WHO

Who’s Who: Gábor Futó, Co-founder, Futureal 428 350 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Gábor Futó, Co-founder, Futureal

Gábor Futó co-founded Futureal group with his father, Péter Futó.

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Who’s Who: Laurentiu Lazar, Colliers Romania 1720 1704 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Laurentiu Lazar, Colliers Romania

Laurentiu Lazar, Managing Partner, Colliers Romania has over 11 years of experience in real estate services including valuation, advisory and investment.

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Who’s Who: Ruxandra Grinzeanu, Raiffeisen Property Romania 400 275 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Ruxandra Grinzeanu, Raiffeisen Property Romania

Ruxandra Grinzeanu is Managing Director of Raiffeisen Property Romania, a real estate developer operating in CEE, a 100% subsidiary of Raiffeisen Property International.

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Who’s Who: Remon Vos, CEO, CTP 800 500 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Remon Vos, CEO, CTP

Remon Vos is CTP’s managing director since 1998 and takes a hands-on approach to running the business.

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Who’s Who: Fulga Dinu, Operations Country Manager, Immofinanz Romania 1063 560 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Fulga Dinu, Operations Country Manager, Immofinanz Romania

Fulga Dinu coordinates Immofinanz Romania’s development on the office space and retail centre markets.

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Who’s Who: Martin Slabbert, Partner, Prime Kapital 800 533 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Martin Slabbert, Partner, Prime Kapital

Martin Slubbert has over 22 years of real estate, turn-around and finance industry experience.

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Who’s Who: Marian Roman, Managing Director, CA Immo, Romania 780 490 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Marian Roman, Managing Director, CA Immo, Romania

Marian Roman is one of the most respected real estate professionals on the Romanian market, with a career spanning over 15 years.

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Who’s Who: Alexandru Morar, CEO, NEPI Rockcastle 800 500 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Alexandru Morar, CEO, NEPI Rockcastle

Alexandru Morar joined NEPI upon its founding in 2007 and has contributed to all aspects of the business since then.

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Who’s Who: Ioannis Papalekas, Founder & CEO, Globalworth 810 456 Bucharest Real Estate Club

Who’s Who: Ioannis Papalekas, Founder & CEO, Globalworth

Ioannis Papalekas has nearly 20 years of real estate investment and development experience, predominantly in Romania.

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