The number of rented offices in the capital city this year is approaching a new record. According to data from BNP Paribas Real Estate CR, the international consulting company, last years result, when there was more than 300,000 m2 offices rented in Prague, will most likely be beaten. By the end of September this year, there was around 270,000 square meters of newly rented administrative sites. The last quarter is traditionally the strongest period of the year for concluding contracts.
This is a positive message for the domestic real estate market. However, it has its impacts on tenants and investors alike. The first group must prepare for the next expected increase in rent, and investors must then expect the growth in rental income to be offset against ever higher real estate prices. Thanks to this, we can predict significant investment activity in 2018
Lenka Šindelářová MRICS, Head of Research & Consultancy at BNP Paribas Real Estate Czech Republic
Investors are looking for developers in locations they have previously overlooked, and new office buildings occupied here may mean returns of higher than 100-125 basis points than in exposed areas of the city
Stewart Thomson, country Head BNP Paribas Real Estate explains on the back of similar investment deals recently taking place, for example, on the outskirts of Prague