Every third Estonian, out of a population of 1.3 million, lives in the capital city and together they produce half of the country’s GDP. Having no major industries, Estonia’s capital prides itself on its highly developed knowledge- and technology-based sectors. Arvo Sarapuu, deputy mayor of Tallinn, spoke to Emerging Europe about his city’s advantages and challenges. Continue reading Tallinn is an e-City Working With its People to Also Be a Green City
Pavle Radunović, Minister for Sustainable Development and Tourism in Montenegro, told Emerging Europe that the government plans to remove the development gap between the southern and northern parts of the country.
Not only is the city of Vilnius growing its population, unlike the rest of Lithuania, but it is also becoming increasingly younger, says Remigijus Šimašius, mayor of Vilnius. He talked to Emerging Europe about the city’s most recent infrastructural projects, its key sectors and the challenges it is facing. Continue reading ‘Cosy’ Vilnius Offers a Vibrant Life/Work Mix for its Growing Population
Tomas Macura, mayor of Ostrava, told Emerging Europe that his city needs to continue its transformation from traditional industries to innovative sectors and is changing its approach in order to attract more investment, for example, in business services.
Stanislav Frnka, country manager for Poland at HB Reavis, spoke to Emerging Europe about the company’s operations in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe and the prospects for real estate investments.
Bruno Le Corre, managing director at Bouygues Immobilier Polska, spoke to Emerging Europe about what makes Poland a prospective market for residential and office real estate.
Bogumił Sobula, deputy mayor of Katowice, spoke to Emerging Europe about the new legislative initiative that aims to award Katowice and Upper Silesia the status of metropolitan areas, which will be an important element for investors.
Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv, tells Emerging Europe that, as a former boxer, he will fight to protect the foreign investors who decide to do business in Ukraine’s capital city.
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, mayor of Warsaw, told Emerging Europe that, with its relatively low density, Poland’s capital city offers a lot of opportunities for real estate investors, especially on the right bank of the Vistula River.
Alan Aleksandrowicz, CEO of InvestGDA, or the Gdańsk Economic Development Agency, spoke to Emerging Europe, about the opportunities that the City offers in the maritime and BPO sectors.
Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of Poznań, spoke to Emerging Europe about the new real estate projects awaiting investors as well as the growth of the IT, business services and the automotive sector.
Adriana Krnáčová, mayor of Prague, speaks to Emerging Europe about the city’s first visit to MIPIM, as well as about the capital city’s development strategy (together with the cities of Brno and Ostrava).
Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, deputy mayor of Gdynia, speaks to Emerging Europe about investment opportunities for building new developments on the city’s waterfront as well as the other sectors the city wants to promote.
Janez Koželj, deputy mayor of Ljubljana, speaks to Emerging Europe about the challenges Slovenia’s capital city is facing.
Christopher Zeuner, managing director for CEE at LaSalle, explains what makes Central and Eastern Europe a great destination or real estate investment.
Over 5,000 international investors and 60 institutional investors, representing $600 billion of combined allocation to real estate, are coming to the resort town of Cannes on the French Riviera in search of investment opportunities.
Filippo Rean, director of the Real Estate Division at Reed MIDEM, and the organiser of MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate event, in Cannes, spoke to Jerry Cameron, about the 2017 edition pf the real estate fair and the role Central and Eastern Europe plays at MIPIM. Continue reading An Opportunity for CEE Realtors to Send a Positive Message to Investors
What should property investors look for in the region’s biggest markets, across emerging Europe? A few days ahead of the world’s leading property market event, MIPIM, we asked experts from large real estate consultancy firms, CBRE, Colliers and JLL, what opportunities they see in the real estate market, in 2017. Continue reading What Looks Good on the CEE Real Estate Market for 2017
We perceive a city as a place for people to live. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, it should also combine many functions and meet the varied needs of its inhabitants. As a developer thinking holistically, we believe in our city-forming mission. That’s why we want our projects to cover all those diverse needs. Continue reading Opening up Modern Warsaw to Public Living
Cities should not only be smart, as the popular urban development trend assumes, but they should also be permanently learning. The first person to write about learning regions and cities was Richard Florida. He believed that a city operates as an assemblage of science and ideas, thus creating a friendly environment and infrastructure which enable the smooth transfer of knowledge as the engine of economic growth. By attracting creative and enterprising people, growth may develop that is based, not on coal and steel, but on knowledge and information. Continue reading Lesson for Polish Cities – Are They Learning?
The last two decades have seen massive growth in the BSS (Business Support Services) industry across the globe, and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as well, for that matter. It is the CEE region which particularly shows how the business climate and the combination of all the measures taken are crucial for the development of the sector and can result in making doing business easier. Continue reading Smaller CEE Cities are Becoming Attractive to BSS Investors
In 2016, the total stock of office space in Kyiv amounted to 1,783 square metres. The new supply was insignificant, a mere 38,000 square metres and was the market’s lowest increase since 2008. 2016 was characterised by an increase in the number of lease transactions in Grade A and B business centres. Continue reading Office Space Remains Available in Kyiv
Kraków is number one in Europe, in the outsourcing industry for the third time, and number nine globally, with more than 160 SSC / BPO companies and over 60,000 employees, says Elżbieta Koterba, deputy mayor of the city of Kraków. She spoke to Emerging Europe about the real estate and infrastructural projects the city is working on, Kraków advantages and the challenges the city is facing. Continue reading Kraków Is Growing Into a Green and Liveable Working and Living Place