With a 78 per cent of FDI per GDP ration, Hungary ranks first in the Central and Eastern European region, says Róbert Ésik, President of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), in a video interview with Emerging Europe. Currently, HIPA has a portfolio of 169 investment projects, 76 per cent more than in 2015.
Tourism, logistics and housing are the three sectors that the Slovenian capital city wants to attract investors in, says Janez Koželj, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
The Lithuanian capital is a city of young talents, says Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius, in an interview with Emerging Europe.
Being innovative is the key thing as we believe this element will be a driver of growth over the next 15-20 years, says Wiesław Bielawski, Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Despite being relatively small as a whole, the real estate sector in Central and Eastern Europe cannot be treated as a homogeneous market, say real estate experts from CMS and Colliers International from across the region in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
There are investors paying a lot of attention to the recent developments in Europe such as Brexit, the migrant’s crisis, the situation in Russia and Ukraine, etc, says Omar Sattar, Managing Director, Colliers International, Czech Republic, in an interview with Emerging Europe.
Delta Real Estate is one of the leading regional real estate companies, with its operations in the wider region focussing on Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia. The company was a pioneer in shopping mall construction in Serbia, with the first mall opening in Belgrade, in 2007. Earlier this year, the company sold two shopping centres: in Belgrade, Serbia and Podgorica, Montenegro, for a total of €202.7 million, to South African Hyprop Investments.
Zorana Ždrale Burlić, CEO of Delta Real Estate, spoke to Andrew Wrobel, Head of Editorial, at MIPIM and ahead of the Twelfth Annual International Conference on Real Estate Development to be held in Zagreb in late April, about the company’s plans and the property investment market of South Eastern Europe, in general. Continue reading Real Estate in the Balkans Grows in Retail and Leisure
It is a top priority for Budapest to make the city a preferred destination for international real estate developments and investments, says Dr. Balázs Szeneczey, Deputy Mayor of Budapest, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Poznań and Wielkopolska are very definitely associated with high quality, with work and with entrepreneurial spirit and I am sure this is a great capital place to start, says Mariusz Wiśniewski, Deputy Mayor of Poznań, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
The World Bank expects Georgia’s economic growth to be at an average rate of 5.5 per cent, per year, over the medium term, based on greater policy certainty, improved market access and strong structural reform implementation. Irakli Kilauridze, Managing Director, Colliers Georgia, and Sulkhan Khabadze, Director, British Georgian Chamber of Commerce in London discuss the business climate and investment opportunities in Georgia.
Poland is still a good place to do business, says Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development of Poland, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Ostrava has a long industrial tradition and is now also emerging as an ICT centre, says Tomáš Macura, Mayor of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Over €10 billion of public money and a few times more of private funds have been invested in the city of Warsaw over the last decade and it’s only the beginning of Warsaw’s development, says Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw, in a video interview with Emerging Europe at MIPIM.
Kraków ranked ninth globally as far as business process outsourcing and research and development centres are concerned, says Elżbieta Koterba, Deputy Mayor for City Development, and is quite unique when it comes to its development.
Living in Lviv is an aesthetic pleasure, says Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Łodź has the best roading infrastructure in Poland and is doing its best to offer a great quality of life to its inhabitants, says Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of Łódź, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
It is about creating the proper conditions to learn, work and live and I am sure Wrocław offers that, says Adam Grehl, Deputy Mayor of Wrocław, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
A lot of the factors that drove growth in the investment property market, last year, are still in place in 2016, says Damian Harrington, Head of Research, EMEA, Colliers International, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
CEE’s presence at MIPIM has evolved over the years, says Béatrice Gravier, Commercial Director, MIPIM & MAPIC Markets, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
2016 is a year when new sources of capital will enter Central Europe. The region’s occupational prospects are some of the most robust in Europe and yields have not yet fully compressed to reflect this. Income growth is likely to be one of the drivers of overall investment returns in the medium term.
Jonathan Hallett, Managing Partner at Cushman & Wakefield, Czech Republic and CEE, spoke to Emerging Europe about property investment opportunities in the CEE region for 2016. Continue reading Investment In the CEE Property Market More Stable Than In Western Europe
Which markets, across emerging Europe, offer the greatest opportunities for property investors? A few days ahead of the world’s leading property market event, MIPIM, Emerging Europe talked to experts from large real estate consultancy firms. We asked them what property investors should look for in the region’s biggest markets, in 2016.
Continue reading The CEE Region – Looking Good For International Real Estate Investors in 2016
The SSC/BPO industry in Poland is still gaining momentum, therefore the need for talent remains strong. Local business leaders have made a great deal of effort to position this business as strategic to the Polish economy. Since then recognition, tailor-made educational programmes and industry-specific labour law regulations have all resulted in an inflow of talent. Continue reading SSC/BPO — Sourcing Talent On Poland
The City of Katowice is interested in attracting investors who are looking to create new jobs in the more creative sectors, based on high technologies, environment-friendly as City hall is promoting our city as an ecological one, not just a city based on traditional industries, says Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
Although it is quite a challenge to predict just how people will work in the future, today’s patterns indicate that there is a vast potential for innovation in the knowledge-based economy, as represented by creative companies. These companies are committed to motivating their employees with creative and collaborative workspaces. Continue reading Urban Powerhouses — New Types Of Workspace For Creative Companies
Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second biggest city, has been continuously inhabited since the 6th millennium BC. Now, building on its rich heritage, the city is transforming into an innovative and modern business outsourcing and industrial destination.
Emerging Europe spoke to Ivan Totev, Mayor of Plovdiv, about how the city contributed to Bulgaria’s success of becoming the Offshoring Destination of The Year 2015 and what makes the city an attractive investment destination. Continue reading Plovdiv: an Ancient City Is Uncovering Its Modern-Day Treasure
Cluj-Napoca, located in Transylvania, in the north-west of Romania, is competing to become the 2021 European Capital of Culture. Emerging Europe spoke to Emil Boc, the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca and former Romanian Prime Minister about how the city has changed over the last quarter of a century and what the City Hall’s future vision of Romania’s second largest city is. Continue reading Mayor: Cluj-Napoca Is Becoming a Genuine Silicon Valley In Europe
Croatia has officially overcome the economic crisis, with GDP displaying growth, albeit modest, for the third consecutive quarter. The GDP recovery is a result of numerous factors including trade partners’ recovery, the oil price slump, a record tourist season, personal income tax cuts and the relief that low interest rates have leveraged on households and firms. Continue reading 2016 — a Year Of Revival In the Croatian Real Estate Market
Lithuania’s wealth is in our people’s brains, says Asta Skaisgirytė-Liauškienė, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in a video interview with Emerging Europe.
When asked what is the world’s largest property and location promotion event, anyone who knows about the topic will say it’s MIPIM, or Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier. This is a forum that brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors, as well as local and regional authorities who are looking for potential investors. Continue reading MIPIM 2016 — Exploring Property Investment Opportunities Across Emerging Europe
Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, has historically been a leading centre of the country’s economic, academic, and cultural life. Now Kaunas is in the spotlight as the city was heralded as the Emerging City of the year in Central and Eastern Europe during the recent Shared Services And Outsourcing Awards. Emerging Europe spoke to Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Mayor of Kaunas, about the city’s strengths and prospects for future growth.