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Commerz Real leases 6,700 sq m in Prague

Commerz Real has leased 6,700 sq m of office and retail areas in its Prague office property “Charles Square Center”.

With nearly 4,200 sq m the bulk of the new leasing is accounted for by the tobacco company Philip Morris, which is extending an existing lease for 3,600 sq m and expanding its area to take in an additional 600 sq m. A lease agreement for just less than 1,000 sq m has also been extended by Raiffeisenbank. The start-up investor Credo Ventures has also extended its lease and is expanding its office areas by 150 sq m. Two travel agents have been acquired as new tenants on the ground floor with 130 und 340 sq m, respectively. Thus all the offices and 96 per cent of the retail areas are now leased.

“These leasing successes show that the repositioning of the property with smaller leasing areas was the right concept,” says Jens Böhnlein, Global Head of Office and Industrial at Commerz Real.

Following the departure of the former anchor tenant Ernst & Young from an area of 8,000 sq m at the end of 2013 the tenant mix was amended and the building technology was upgraded. The centre is now used by 32 companies from a variety of sectors.

In addition to Philip Morris, the main tenants are a bank and a telecommunications company. At the beginning of 2018 Synexus, a specialist for the execution of clinical studies, also opened its first clinic in Prague on an area of 900 sq m. In total the property – which is certified to the international sustainability assessment system BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) – has 14,000 sq m of office space and 4,600 sq m of retail areas.

Centrally located at Karlsplatz 10 in Prague’s “New Town” district, Charles Square Center has direct links to the public transport network. The property, which was erected in 2002, has been owned by the Commerz Real open-ended real estate fund hausInvest since 2007.

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