18. June 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has expanded to Prague 7. Starting this June, clients can visit the new office at Komunardů 35, a building designed by architect Stanislav Fiala that also includes the Design Port designer furniture showroom (shortened to DEPO).
“It’s no longer the case that only the center of Prague or the city’s famous villa neighborhoods are considered premium residential locations. Holešovice, where many architecturally significant projects have recently been built, is a good example of this new reality. When the opportunity arose to open an office in the distinctive Komunardů 35 building, we didn’t hesitate. The building reflects exactly what we mean when we talk about premium real estate,” says Prokop Svoboda, owner of Svoboda & Williams.
The office was designed in cooperation with the Atelier SAD studio, which has long collaborated with Svoboda & Williams on many projects. The space is connected to the DEPO high-end furniture showroom, which was created by the eminent interior designer Ivanka Kowalski. The 1,000 sq. m. office features pieces by Vitra, Javorina, B&B Italia, Cassina Moroso, Knoll, Molteni, Flos, and others. You can therefore find inspiration for complete premium furnishings, all under one roof.
You can book a visit to the office by contacting our agents, weekdays from 9 am to 7 pm.
18. June 2021
Fourteen unique houses that are already being built on a hillside by the Orlík Dam’s reservoir will soon be added to Svoboda & Williams’ portfolio. Only 45 minutes away from Prague, they will stand on remote land that offers an ideal escape from the busy world and the chance to be surrounded by the majestic countryside of the Central Bohemian Vltava River Valley. This exclusive group of houses will come with a private marina where future owners can dock their boats.
Locations that combine complete tranquillity and access to a body of water are rare in the Czech Republic. The Přístav houses on the banks of the Orlík Reservoir are being built with the ambition to create a hideaway for the most discerning buyer that will go beyond the standard recreational property offer and will match the uniqueness of the area. The fourteen houses are being built on a sloping terrain and so will be partially embedded into the topography, thereby blending seamlessly with the surrounding nature. Each will showcase the style of renowned American architect James Cutler (Cutler Anderson Architects), whose designs always reflect the environment in which they are set.
More information is coming soon at svoboda-williams.com.
17. June 2021
Czech pharmaceutical company Heaton is moving its headquarters to the modern Pankrác Prime building. The new lease was mediated by Svoboda & Williams’ commercial leasing team.
Heaton was founded in 2000 and currently operates in the Czech, Slovak, German, and Romanian pharmaceutical markets. Due to the company’s rapid expansion in the last several years, Heaton’s management began looking for premises that would better correspond to the current trends in the real estate market and would also reflect Heaton’s core business. “We had been planning to move to new premises for several years now, but the coronavirus situation delayed us a bit. We see the move as a new source of inspiration and believe that the new space will make our colleagues’ work days easier and more comfortable,” says Natálie Kazíková, Business Development Director at Heaton.
All of Heaton’s required parameters were met by the office space located on the fifth floor of the Pankrác Prime building, which was built by the Velska developer according to the designs of the Mimolimit studio led by architect and designer Barbora Škorpilová. Offering a total of 7,527 sq. m. of office space, the seven-story building boasts an impressive and distinctive exterior and interior, as well as an elegant entrance hall made of stone, concrete, and metal. “In addition to the modern facilities, the tenants were also very happy with the location. The building is situated in the business zone near the Pražského povstání metro station, which is only a short walk from the company’s original headquarters. This played an important role in the transaction process,” adds Sylva Turinská from Svoboda & Williams.
17. June 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency mediated the sale of a 17,947 sq. m. plot of land for Seznam.cz Data Centers, a subsidiary of the domestic internet leader Seznam. A second data center, which the company will build purely for its technological needs, will be constructed on the land.
Seznam.cz is one of the few Czech companies that operate their own data centers. As Seznam’s technological complexity continues to increase, it is trying to come up with its own solution to keep its huge gears running without depending on third-party products. In addition, having its own data centers provides the company with a great competitive advantage, as well as opportunities for further development: “The way we thrive in the digital world is reflected in the physical one. Our infrastructure needs to absorb higher and higher demands on computing power and data storage. Data is the oil of the 21st century. It is generated not only by our user services, but also to a considerable extent by the infrastructure itself,” explains Vlastimil Pečínka, technical director at Seznam.cz and managing director at Seznam.cz Data Centers.
Seznam.cz Data Centers provided clearly defined parameters that the land, or existing building, had to meet. In the end, the company chose a plot of land in Benátky nad Jizerou that included an unfinished industrial hall with a valid building permit. “The process of redefining a project and giving it a new purpose is much quicker than obtaining a brand new building permit. Also, the plot is close to other data centers, but will have a different fiber-optic connection, which will eliminate risks in the event of the failure of one of the data networks. It was therefore the option that best suited the company’s needs out of all the suggested properties,” says Jiří Čadek, Senior Property Consultant Svoboda & Williams.
17. June 2021
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of the units in the Lakeside Apartments Lipno project, situated by the banks of the Lipno Dam in the village of Černá v Pošumaví. There will be a total of 22 private apartments ideally suited as a vacation home not only for water sports enthusiasts.
The Lakeside Apartments Lipno recreational project will consist of two interconnecting buildings with a common garden, reception, and spacious parking spaces in an underground garage. The building will offer a wellness area with a stainless steel pool with a fitness counter-current system, a private Jacuzzi, and a Finnish sauna, and future owners will have exclusive use of a beach with facilities for sailing yachts, kiteboarding, and other water sports. The project was created to offer a relaxing second home in Lipno. Clients who are purchasing an apartment as an investment can entrust it to a property management company and expect an interesting annual return.
The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2022.
More information about the Lakeside Apartments Lipno project.
15. June 2021
Svoboda & Williams welcomed several new members this spring. The residential sales team, management, and marketing all have new colleagues.
The residential sales team acquired two new Sales Representatives. Alžběta Hochmanová, who has been with Svoboda & Williams since 2019, has a master’s degree in economics. She also studied in Canada and spent a semester in Austria as part of the Erasmus program. Alžběta speaks English fluently and has a basic working knowledge of German and Russian. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors. Matyáš Hložek is currently studying Marketing Communication at the University of Finance and Administration and also composes music and sings. He previously worked as an Account Manager in major media groups and as a personal fitness trainer. Besides his native Czech, Matyáš speaks English and has a basic grasp of German.
In March, Katalin Kis-Szemán joined Svoboda & Williams as Executive Manager. She has been working in the real estate industry for over ten years and was an international coordinator for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Russia. She also has experience with digital marketing from her time as an Account Manager for the Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian markets. She speaks several languages fluently, such as Czech, Hungarian, English, and German. When not in the office, she is an attachment parenting ambassador and collects black metal on vinyl.
In June, the Marketing Team welcomed two new colleagues, Digital Media Specialist Sára Kocanová and Graphic Designer Alexandra Široká. Sára has worked in digital marketing for many years, especially in social media management, content creation, and communication strategies, and speaks English fluently. Alexandra studied Graphic Design at Prague College and also worked in digital marketing and photography. She spent a year in the United States and, besides her native Slovak, speaks Czech and English fluently and French at the basic level.
The new receptionist at Offices Unlimited is Vendula Vaculová, who studied at Charles University’s Romance Language Department and is currently studying painting at the Art & Design Institute. Vendula speaks Spanish and English, and has a basic knowledge of French.
01. June 2021
Over the past ten months, the Svoboda & Williams commercial leasing team has successfully leased most of the offices in the multifunctional DOX+ building. Currently, the last unit on the third floor with a total floor area of 90 sq. m. remains available.
“We consider it a success that we managed to lease the DOX+ offices during this difficult time. The tenants were impressed by the attractive premises, where the inspiring environment of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art meets the pleasant offices, as well as with the building’s location in a sought-after part of Holešovice,” says Sylva Turinská, who is responsible for leasing the DOX+ offices.
The DOX+ offices are located on the top three floors of a completely renovated building from the 1970s, which is part of the DOX+ complex. The renowned architectural studio Petr Hájek ARCHITEKTI designed this unique multifunctional building. In the past ten months, the Behavio Labs research agency, the Petyovský & Partners relocation agency, and the Punctum Images studio have moved into their new offices. The last available space is suitable for a small, creative company.
More information on the DOX+ offices.
14. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams has received an exclusive instruction to sell the units in the Lakeside Apartments Lipno residential building, which is being built on the banks of the Lipno Reservoir in the village of Černá in Šumava. The project will be an ideal recreational base for yacht sailing and water sports enthusiasts, and will include a wellness area, conference room, and private beach.
The Lakeside Apartments Lipno project will be architecturally arranged as two wings connected by a glazed atrium. Spread out over two floors and an attic level, 23 premium apartments with floor areas ranging from 35 sq. m. to 157 sq. m. will be created, each with beautiful views of the nearby Lipno Reservoir thanks to the building’s orientation. The living spaces will have a unique connection to the element of water and all of the apartments will come with a terrace or loggia.
The style of the interiors will reflect the surrounding landscape and their unifying element will be wood in combination with glass. Natural, muted colors will be used and high-end facilities will include aluminum windows with insulated triple-glazed panes, wooden oak floors, designer furniture, or bathrooms with Laufen and Grohe sanitary ware. Heat pumps with 16 geothermal wells will provide environmentally friendly heating.
The building will also be equipped with premium facilities. Year-round comfort is ensured by a wellness area with a sauna and stainless-steel pool with a counter-current system. The adjoining garden, outdoor terrace, and private beach where you can enjoy water sports are ideal for relaxing outdoors. The project will include a gym, a conference room, a 24/7 reception, a large garage that will fit 18 cars, cellar storage units, and bike storage. “We also guarantee clients follow-up management services, which will be welcomed especially by those who intend to rent out their apartment. This is a very attractive investment without the hassle of handling any rental matters yourself,” says project developer Petr Beneš.
14. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of the spacious units in Bramberk Apartments, a project that is currently being built in the most sought-after recreational destination in the country: Pec pod Sněžkou. The apartments winningly combine the tranquillity of the Krkonoše countryside and all of the benefits of this wonderfully located winter resort town.
The Bramberk Apartments building is a completely and expensively reconstructed former recreation center, whose original shape has been preserved. Situated one thousand meters above sea level, at first glance the building’s new appearance will captivate onlookers with its three separate residential blocks. Among the new features that were added during the reconstruction is a massive glazed façade, thanks to which the interiors of the ten 113–155 sq. m. apartments will offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape. The new division of the blocks is also designed to add a heated terrace to each apartment. Absolute privacy is guaranteed by the 15,319 sq. m. of land that surrounds the building, protecting it from any eventual new development.
The idea behind Bramberk Apartments was to create a place where peace and fun can coexist. The airy interiors appear to communicate directly with the outside world and will be finished to a quality standard that includes three-layer oak floors in several shades to choose from, large-format windows with aluminum frames and insulated triple-glazed panes, a fireplace or fireplace stove, a preparation for an infrared sauna, and large-format tiles and premium sanitary ware in the bathrooms. The building will also offer a private wellness area with a 15-meter pool and an elegant lobby with a bar. The building’s caretaker will make sure that everything is running smoothly, and residents can store their skis in a ski room, park their bikes in a bike room, and easily reach all floors due to the two elevators.
With the growing popularity of recreational locations all over the Czech Republic, buying a unit in this project is a safe place to park your money. “One of the great advantages of Bramberk Apartments is that the price includes a share in the revenue generated by the six separate units, located in a different part of the building from the apartments for residents and intended purely for rent, a share in the common areas with a wellness zone, a share in the land on which the building stands, and a share in the caretaker’s apartment. It’s therefore a unique opportunity not only to preserve the value of your funds, but to increase it in the future,” adds Magdalena Svatková, whose team is in charge of selling the units in Bramberk Apartments.
The Bramberk Apartments project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2023.
More information about Bramberk Apartments.
13. May 2021
Svoboda & Williams has added to its listings a four-story villa on Nad Kazanka Street that stands in a classic residential neighborhood close to Troja Castle and the St. Clara Vineyards. The elegant building is surrounded by a terraced garden and its location on a south-facing slope allows for breathtaking panoramic views of Prague.
Prague’s Troja neighborhood, which stretches between the Vltava River and the slopes of the Bohnice Plateau, has long been a prestigious place to live. It is currently home to many opulent homes, some of which were built at the beginning of the 20th century. Its terrain prevents the proliferation of urban development, helping the area maintain a peaceful atmosphere and an almost rural air. This elegant villa was created at the turn of the millennium and was recently completely renovated. It now offers a rare opportunity to buy a lovely villa in this unique corner of Prague.
The villa’s layout is determined by the sloping land on which it stands. With an interior that is naturally connected to the exterior via terraces, this allows for panoramic views of Prague. Dark hardwood floors and large-format windows create a sophisticated atmosphere. The villa also includes a living room with a fireplace, a winter garden, a wellness area with a sauna, shower, and indoor pool heated by solar panels, and a three-car garage.
One of the main advantages of the property is the amount of greenery in the immediate area as well as its excellent access to the city center by car or public transport. The Havránka or Drahaň-Troja parks are nearby and Stromovka Park can be easily reached by crossing the recently installed Troja Footbridge. Close-by are also schools of all levels, such as the Rozárka environmental preschool, Trojská Elementary School, Trojské High School, or the German Thomas Mann High School.
More information about this villa in Troja.