Following its 2016 debut to the Hungarian market M7 Real Estate’s Central European Fund (“M7 CEREF”) has further increased its presence in Budapest. In March 2017 the 62,000 sq m Aerozone logistics centre near Ferenc Liszt Airport was acquired by the fund which is managed by M7 Real Estate. In what is a developing partnership, M7 Real Estate has again appointed CBRE as the property manager and leasing agent for Aerozone as it did at the previous transactions in 2016.
In 2017, following its international assessment CBRE has created a survey among real estate investors in Hungary asking them about their market expectations. At the traditional springtime CBRE Investment Breakfast investors turned out to be optimistic about the future. 43% of the respondents stated that the investment market might grow even by one-fifth from last year’s EUR 1.5 billion, and 23% stated that this year they might reach their highest turnover ever.
The current forecast for total construction volumes shows increases of 8% and 12% for 2017 and 2018, respectively. The barriers for the realization of the developments are the rise of construction costs and the lack of skilled labour force. CBRE expects that these issues raise risks of delivery delays and decrease of developers’ profit margins.
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