17. January 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency was appointed as the exclusive selling agent of 17 loft apartments in Belveder Top Residence, a renowned historical building in the attractive Brno neighborhood of Černá pole, right next to Lužánky Park. The lofts offer generous layouts, first-class facilities, and beautiful views. Residents will be able to park in an underground garage.
The apartments in the Belveder Top Residence are unique not only for their location on the corner of Erbenova and Drobného streets, which are lined with lovely villas and surrounded by important historical landmarks and Brno’s most popular parks, but also for the building’s special history, which goes back to the early 20th century when it was designed by builder František Pawlu. Constructed in a Neo-Baroque style, the building was recently carefully reconstructed, preserving its original architectural elements.
The project consists of 17 apartments with layouts from studios to three-bedrooms, and floor areas from 60 sq. m. to 130 sq. m. An underground garage is planned to be built right by the building. The apartments will be sold in a state that has been completed to a high standard, which includes high quality surfaces, equipment, air conditioning, a smart home system, and a heat recovery unit. The apartments will be designed to complement the building’s history as well as to conform to the highest contemporary urban living demands.
The planned completion of the Belveder Top Residence apartments is in the fall of 2021.
17. January 2020
Last year, Svoboda & Williams’ commercial leasing team mediated leases for a full 15,323 sq. m. of office space and 7,400 sq. m. of warehouse space. Almost 14,000 sq. m. of the overall total consists of net take-up, i.e. new lease transactions that do not include lease renegotiations, prolongations, and subleases.
The transactions realized in 2019 reflect the current situation in the Prague commercial property market. Companies are less motivated to move due to, among other things, rising fit-out costs, fewer vacancies, and an insufficient supply of new premium offices. Tenants are facing a labor shortage, which negatively affects their potential for expansion. Svoboda & Williams recorded a year-on-year decline of 28% in the office space segment. However, due to the increase in rents in Prague and the addition of space with flexible lease terms to our offer of offices for lease, our total turnover for 2019 is higher than in 2018.
Svoboda & Williams successfully found new addresses for C2H Equity, Nordic Investors, Schill Dental Clinic, Six Dots Entertainment Group, Mitsubishi, Kapsch IT, and KARTON SERVIS. Also, 90% of the myhive Flexi Offices serviced offices have been leased since June 2019 when the project was first launched.
16. January 2020
The Svoboda & Williams team has grown by several members since the start of the latest decade. Lukáš Podaný is our new Executive Manager, and the marketing, residential sales, commercial leasing, and financial departments have all added new faces.
Lukáš Podaný, a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague, was hired in the fall as Svoboda & Williams’ Executive Manager. He has thus far spent most of his professional career as a project and process manager in various manufacturing, marketing, and IT companies. Lukáš also spent time working in Paris and Brisbane, and speaks French and English fluently.
The marketing team gained two new members at the beginning of the year. Miroslava Filová is the new Copywriter & Marketing Specialist for Slovakia. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Romance Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University and is a fluent speaker of English and Spanish. Martina Matiová is now in charge of project management. She studied psychology at the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, and speaks English at an advanced level. Martina previously worked in marketing and as a copywriter.
In November, the residential sales teams in both Prague and Brno acquired new colleagues. New Sales Representative Serafima Nekovářová joined the Prague team. She studied communications and human resources at the University of Economics and Management Prague and used to work as a Front Office Supervisor in a premium hotel. Besides being fluent in Czech, Serafima also speaks Russian and English. Our Brno branch welcomed new Sales and Letting Representative Lenka Řičánková, a graduate of the Prague DesignŠkola, where she specialized in interior design. She also has prior experience as an investment specialist at the ČSOB bank and as a producer. Lenka has a good command of English, German, and French. Residential Rentals also has a new colleague. New Letting Representative Karel Honyš is currently finishing his degree in financial engineering at the University of Economics, Prague. Before joining Svoboda & Williams, he worked for the KMPG and Accenture consulting firms.
Martina Vorlíčková, who has a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from the University of Economics, was hired as our new financial manager at the beginning of the year. She previously worked as a financial analyst for Accenture and also has experience in property management. At the same time, Kateřina Burešová joined Svoboda & Williams as a Flexible Workspace Consultant in the Commercial Leasing Department. She is also working on completing her master’s degree in andragogy at the Palacký University Olomouc. Kateřina speaks English fluently. Not quite a new face at Svoboda & Williams since she worked in the past in the Commercial Leasing Department, she also has experience in HR from her time in Škoda Auto.
11. December 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency will exclusively broker the sale of family houses in the rapidly developing neighborhood between Čakovice, Letňany, and Ďáblice. The Na Pramenech project is a modern residential complex that includes a park and landscaped greenery, a kindergarden, and a playground. It will provide peaceful living with all the benefits of city life with the added bonus of being closer to nature.
The Na Pramenech residential project consists of 77 terraced houses and semi-detached duplex houses with layouts ranging from three-bedroom to five-bedroom. Offering useable areas of 127 sq. m. to 172 sq. m., each house will come with a large garden and a terrace, a one-car garage, and 1-2 additional parking spaces on the property. The modern complex is surrounded by an abundance of greenery, which, together with the houses’ clean lines, creates a pleasant atmosphere. Na Pramenech was designed by the renowned ADR architectural studio. The houses will be offered in a fully finished state, which will include high-quality wooden floors and brand-name sanitary ware.
The aim of the Na Pramenech residential project is to create a unique gated complex that will ensure pleasant family living complete with a kindergarten and a playground. Future residents will appreciate the close proximity of shopping options and easy access to the center of Prague by car or public transport. Many popular parks, bike paths, and hiking trails are also close to the project. “The Na Pramenech houses are ideal for those looking for family houses built in a timeless style that will offer plenty of privacy and a feeling of security. Thanks to their convenient location, future residents won’t have to give up the urban comforts which Prague provides,” adds Linda Martynková, senior agent at Svoboda & Williams.
The project’s developer is bpd development. Active in the field of residential development for many years and responsible, among other things, for the exclusive Royal Triangle apartments, its involvement in Na Pramenech is a guarantee of first-class quality.
Construction of the Na Pramenech project will be divided into 4 phases. The first is scheduled to be finished in summer 2020. The sale of houses in the project will be launched in February 2020.
29. November 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency won the Best Local Real Estate Agency category at the 19th CIJ Awards Czech Republic. The awards ceremony took place on November 28th at the Slovanský dům in Prague.
The prestigious CIJ Awards Czech Republic are annually presented by the Roberts Publishing Media Group, s.r.o., a publisher of printed and online news covering real estate business in the region of Central and Southeastern Europe. Like every year, the aim of the CIJ Awards was to draw attention to exceptional projects, companies, personalities, transactions, and marketing campaigns from the world of real estate.
At this year's 19th annual CIJ Awards Czech Republic, companies competed in a total of 32 categories. The awards ceremony took place on November 28th, 2019, at the Slovanský dům conference hall in Prague. "I would like to thank the entire Svoboda & Williams team, our clients, and everyone who voted for us this year. We have had another great year—among other achievements, we successfully expanded to Slovakia," said Prokop Svoboda, Managing Partner at Svoboda & Williams, upon winning the prestigious award.
26. November 2019
While construction began on the second phase of the Trio Harrachov project at the end of the summer, the first mountain residence—Cecílie—will be ready soon. Currently, only 4 apartments remain for sale.
Clients can now view the layouts and vistas offered by the individual apartments, and take in the unique atmosphere of the Krkonoše Mountains and the bubbling stream nearby. No further construction is planned in the vicinity, and so future owners will be able to enjoy undisturbed peace in their alpine homes.
Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
More information on the Trio Harrachov project.
24. November 2019
As usual, the SVOBODA & WILLIAMS CUP tournament took place in UNYP Aréna – Podvinný Mlýn. A total of 12 teams representing the leading companies from the world of real estate participated in the charity futsal competition. The winner of this year’s cup is the Czeck Sport Media team. The tournament raised CZK 265,100 in support of the Tereza Maxová Foundation. The amount was symbolically handed over to Terezie Sverdlinová, the director of the foundation, and Renata Langmannová, ambassador of the TERIBEAR project.
This year, the teams that participated in the SVOBODA & WILLIAMS CUP were from the 108 AGENCY, Accolade, Albatros design, Czech Sport Media, CAPEXUS, CBRE, Colliers International, CPI Property Group, CTP Invest, JLL, and Mint Investments companies, together with Svoboda & Williams, organizers of the event. This year, the cup went to Czech Sport Media, whose team defeated CBRE, who took home the silver medal. The bronze went to Svoboda & Williams. The best player of the tournament award was given to Simona Šedivá from CBRE. The best goalkeeper of the tournament award went to Daniel Sládek from Czech Sport Media.
Thanks to the voluntary contributions from the participating companies and profits from the sale of tickets to the charity raffle, this year’s SVOBODA & WILLIAMS CUP managed to raise a record CZK 265,100, exactly CZK 12,268 more than last year's record-breaking amount. The entire amount will go to the Tereza Maxová Foundation, which has been helping disadvantaged and abandoned children by enabling them to grow up in loving families since 1997.
The Tereza Maxová Foundation used last year’s proceeds to support two organizations: the Lata project, which helps socially disadvantaged children, young people, and families overcome difficult situations and focuses on the prevention of social exclusion, and the Rozum a Cit non-profit organization, which supports Czech foster families primarily through various therapeutic activities.
Just like last year, the organizers managed to create a relaxed social event for the whole family. As always, there was something in store even for the tournament’s youngest fans, and refreshments were provided by Prague Catering. The main prizes of the charity were two vouchers for accommodation in an apartment in Masarykova N°30 in Brno, and a voucher for renting a car for the weekend from the Invelt company worth CZK 7,500.
Raffle prizes for the participating teams and fans were kindly donated by the tournament’s sponsors: Invelt, Aqua Angels, Prague Chocolate by Steiner & Kovarik, Iyengar Yoga Institute Prague, Imago Mundi, Prosek Bobsleigh Track, JV Classics, Hotel Dolce Vita, Pizza Nuova by Ambiente, ORGANICS by Filip Gregor, Mooq, Luxury Dry Cleaning, La Cave D’Adrien, Chateau Dobříš, Masarykova N°30, Belsport, jsem/Lenka Štěpánková, and Wolfgang Store.
Czech Sport Media helped organize the tournament.
Download the complete results.
22. November 2019
The ceremonial opening of the Feelhome branch, located in the modern Slnečnice neighborhood, took place on Thursday, November 21st. Invited guests had the opportunity to personally meet members of the Slovak and Czech teams of Svoboda & Williams and explore the stylish space designed by Atelier SAD.
The ceremonial opening of the Feelhome branch consisted of an afternoon cocktail event with representatives of the leading investment companies, Slovak developers, members of partner companies, and selected clients in attendance. The Slovak team of the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency presented the concept of the Feelhome brand and spoke about the opportunities created by this renowned real estate agency’s entry into the Slovak market.
The Feelhome branch selected the large district of Slnečnice, which is being built in a new part of Petržalka, as the location of its office. Clients can stop by weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Slovak version of the Feelhome website.
22. November 2019
A southwest-facing show flat on the 2nd floor of the Na Petřinách 7 residence was completed in mid-November. Clients can now view the high standard to which all of the units will be finished in this boutique residential project.
The show flat boasts premium equipment and facilities: oak wooden floors, triple-glazed aluminum windows, and an extra high ceiling height, creating and airy and open interior. The apartment has a terrace with a tropical wood surface that offers beautiful views of the garden with its many tall trees.
Please contact our office to schedule a viewing.
More information on the Na Petřinách 7 residential project.
13. November 2019
Things are moving forward this fall in the elegant Art Nouveau Orelská 13 residential project. At the beginning of October, the central boiler with accumulator was put into operation and work on the common areas is now almost finished. The residence has also welcomed its first residents.
The Orelská 13 residence consists of 19 units, most of which are for sale in a state of white walls. This means that clients can create a home according their tastes and wishes. Several apartments are already finished and the building’s first apartment owners are gradually settling in.
From the first phase, there are still 5 vacant units left. In the second phase in spring 2020, another 4 units will go on sale. Please contact our office to schedule a viewing.
More information on the Orelská 13 residential project.