TOP 10 OFFICE DEALS, Q2 2018

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. Another important new entry has been confirmed – London Stock Exchange, thus reinforcing the potential of the Romanian office sector, with a positive signal to institutional foreign investors.

MINDSPACE -GLOBALWORTH – 12,000 SQ. M, PRE-LEASE

Romania became the 7th country in which Mindspace offers its workplace solutions, following a leasing agreement with Globalworth for 12,000 sq. m in Globalworth Campus, City Offices and Bucharest Tower Center. Moreover, as part of their collaboration, Globalworth will become Mindspace’s shareholder by investing USD 10 million in the company. By entering Romanian market, Mindspace is expanding its portfolio to 28 locations in Europe and the United States, being present in 7 countries and 13 cities.

HUAWEI- LAKEVIEW– 6,300 SQ. M, RENEWAL

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has renewed its office lease deal in Lakeview, in a deal brokered by CW Echinox. The property is a landmark building in Bucharest’s most dynamic business hub from Barbu Vacarescu – Floreasca. The building was one of the first developed in this location by AIG Lincoln & Fabian, sold in 2013 to NEPI Group. It has a lettable area of 25,600 sq. m and has an occupancy rate of 98.8%.

THALES – ORHIDEEA TOWERS, 5,300 SQ. M, PRE-LEASE

Industrial group Thales has pre-leased 5,300 sq. m in CA Immo’s Orhideea Towers, which is to be delivered this year. The deal was brokered by JLL. The two towers of the project will have 13 and 17 floors, with surfaces up to 2,700 sq. m per floor and two underground floors each. The property is located in the Center-West sub market, a key location for the Austrian investor, which has acquired earlier this year  Campus 6.1 from Skanska in the area.

SCHLUMBERGER- THE BRIDGE 2, 4,500 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

Schlumberger, the biggest technology supplier for oil and gas industry, has signed a pre-lease deal with Forte Partners for 4,500 sq. m in the second phase of The Bridge project. The deal was assited by CBRE. Schlumberger will open a shared services center on the premises. The second phase of the The Bridge will be delivered in the first part of 2019. The project located near Basarab overpass, in the Center West submarket was recently sold by Forte Partners to Dedeman in what has became the biggest transaction of 2018.

MEDICOVER- THE BRIDGE 2, 4,500 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

The fourth place is occupied by two deals in the same building, as Medicover has pre-leased in Q2 4,500 sq.m in The Bridge 2, in order to bring together under the same roof all of its entities: Medicover, Synevo, Synevo Central Lab Clinical Trials and Software Development Competence Center. The company will open a clinic on an 840 sq. m area at the ground-floor of the building, while the rest of 3,700 sq.m will host the management and operational teams of the company’s group.

SPACES – CAMPUS 6.1, 3,100 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

Spaces, part of International Workspace Group which also owns Regus, pre-leased a 3,100 sq.m in Campus 6.1, the office project developed by Skanska, near the Politehnic University in Bucharest. The Spaces’ concept features collaborative areas, team rooms, co-working spaces, fully-equipped meeting rooms, furnished private offices and a café.

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE – CAMPUS 6.1, 3,000 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

CBRE advised London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in the leasing transaction of 3,000 sq. m office space for a new Business Services Centre in Bucharest. The center will open later this year in Skanska’s Campus 6.1. The building is located in the Central-West area of Bucharest, near the Polytechnic University, a strategic location chosen by the British company. LSEG will initially employ 200 people across a range of roles.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new shared services center in Romania. Romania offers LSEG a highly-skilled workforce, a strong education system and good infrastructure”, said James Nunn, Head of Group Property, London Stock Exchange Group

SPACES – UNIRII VIEW, 3,000 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

Spaces leased 3,000 square meters of office space in Unirii View and will open in the autumn of 2018 its first business hub located in the central area of Bucharest. The deal was brokered by CBRE. Spaces is characterized by a modern and creative design, materialized in unique working environments that enhance the entrepreneurial spirit.

It is a very good sign for the Romanian economy when such an important player like Spaces chooses to enter this market and to expand massively”, pointed out Răzvan Iorgu, Managing Director of CBRE Romania.

CAMPUS 6.1, 2.200 SQ. M, PRE-LEASE

The Center-West submarket is the star of the Top 10 Deals in Q2, gathering a total of six deals. CBRE assited a company active in the computers & ti-tech sector for a 2,200 sq. m deal at Campus 6.1.

Campus 6 includes four office buildings with a total leasing area of 81,000 sq. m, the first building foolowing to be opened in Q3 2018. The project will include 7,000 sq. m of green areas, an amphitheater to gather social & business meetings, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a running track on the roof.

DELPHI – GLOBALWORTH CAMPUS II, 2,1500 SQ.M, PRE-LEASE

The team of CW Echinox has assisted Delphi in pre-lease transaction of 2,150 sq. m in Globalworth Campus II. The business park will comprise three main office towers offering 88,000 sq. m. of GLA and 760 parking spaces.

One of the main tenants in the project is Amazon. Globalworth has became the leading office investor on the local market, with a portfolio exceeding 1 billion EUR.

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