21. May 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to broker the sale of apartments in the Hradešínská residence – a new luxury residential project with a singular genius loci. The construction of the residence is nearing completion, with 40% of the units already sold. Generously apportioned, mostly family apartments with parking spaces are still available.
The Hradešínská Residence is being realized by the A.K.F. Projekt company. It is located in Královské Vinohrady, a neighborhood with a unique 1930s atmosphere. A total of 13 premium apartments will be move-in ready this summer, allowing new owners to start enjoying their new homes during the nicest time of the year, whether on the terrace with a glass of wine looking out over gorgeous villas, or in nearby Grébovka Park, where you can easily find the perfect spot for peaceful relaxation.
Please contact our office to schedule a viewing.
More information about the Hradešínská Residence project.
16. May 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to broker the sale of two penthouses that crown the iconic V Tower, Prague building. In partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, these high-end apartments will be brought to the attention of potential buyers around the world.
The Prague panorama now has a new addition in the shape of a “V.” Built by PSJ Invest, the V Tower, Prague high-rise building is unlike any other project built in Central Europe. With a dizzying height of 104 meters, it is now the highest residential building in the Czech Republic. Due to its cutting-edge technologies and careful construction, it bears comparison with prestigious skyscrapers in New York, Dubai, or London. The building was designed by architect Radan Hubička, who consulted with experts from around the world to come up with a structure that far surpasses European standards. It is planning on achieving LEED Platinum certification, which emphasizes respect for the environment, comfortable living, as well as operational efficiency.
The distinctive V-shape of the V Tower, Prague skyscraper ensures that each floor is unique. With each meter, new perspectives open up and infinite spaces and views are created. The topmost multi-level penthouses have their own terrace, a rooftop pool, and boast stunning views of the city of a thousand spires. Each unit is offered in a state of white walls, allowing future owners to select the surfaces, kitchen, and other equipment. The skyscraper was also designed and constructed with a maximum emphasis on noise-reduction: each unit has graphite ceiling cooling panels and silent underfloor heating, and the walls between the apartments are built to reduce noise within the units. The façade was designed on the basis of a noise study of the surrounding area and special asphalt was laid around the building.
Hotel-style concierge services such as those found in premium residential projects in New York or London add a luxurious touch of comfort. V Tower, Prague residents will also have access to a private club, which takes up an entire floor and includes a wellness area with a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, fitness room, as well as a children’s corner and conference rooms. This building also houses a private movie theater with a high-end audio system and a professional grade golf simulator.
Only a small fraction of the properties in the Czech Republic can compare to luxury residences abroad. Thanks to Svoboda & Williams’ exclusive partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, the V Tower, Prague penthouses will be advertised worldwide and reach potential buyers on a global scale.
14. May 2019
The construction of the timeless PRAGA Office & Garden administrative building is continuing successfully and has now reached the sixth and highest floor. Svoboda & Williams has been exclusively retained to broker the lease of the newly emerging offices located in the oldest part of Karlín.
The PRAGA Office & Garden building, designed by the ADNS studio and realized by the M2 Real Estate development company, is part of the multifunctional PRAGA complex. It will offer a total of 2,000 sq. m. of modern office space. Thanks to its glass northern façade, the interiors will receive an abundance of natural light and boast views of the peaceful courtyard garden. The complex is located only a few steps away from Karlínské náměstí Square at the foot of Vítkov Hill. The neighborhood is not only full of greenery and pleasant restaurants and shops, but is also easily accessible from the center of Prague.
The offices will be available from Q2 2020.
More about PRAGA Office & Garden.
13. May 2019
Earlier this spring, Svoboda & Williams added several new faces to its team. The Marketing, Property Management, and Residential Rentals departments all welcomed new members, and the Prague office has a new receptionist.
Sára Goldbergerová, a graduate of the Faculty of Humanities at the Charles University, is the newest member of the Marketing team. She has been a copywriter for Svoboda & Williams since the end of 2018, and became its PR Manager in March 2019.
The Property Management Division hired Jana Rýznarová and Ilona Fanfrdlová, both to the position of Senior Property Manager. Jana studied English and Applied Economics at the Palacký University in Olomouc, and she speaks French and Italian. She has been working in real estate for more than 3 years. Ilona acquired a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Human Resources from the Masaryk University. For 9 years, she was in charge of Facility Management for the British Embassy.
The new Letting Representative in the Residential Rentals team is Andrea Hladíková. She is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and she holds a diploma in the Principle of Interior Design and Decoration from the London Inchbald School of Design. She helped found the VIP Photo Booth company, based in South Africa, where she worked as Business and Marketing Director.
In April, Barbora Šudomová became the main receptionist in our Prague office. She studied Hotel Management and Tourism, and lived for a time in Italy, where she learned to speak Italian fluently.
10. May 2019
In early May, representatives of the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency met with a delegation of the International Monetary Fund. The meeting was part of an Article IV Consultation, the goal of which is to assess the state of the Czech economy and make recommendations for further development. During these regular missions, IMF experts meet with representatives of public institutions and as well as a number of private entities.
The IMF facilitates monetary collaboration on an international scale, ensures the stability of exchange rates, and supports states that are going through an economic crisis. This important organization of 189 states explicitly requested a meeting with representatives of Svoboda & Williams due to their long-term experience with the Czech premium residential real estate market and their partnership with Christies's International Real Estate. Since the premium segment is always the first to be impacted by economic changes, the delegation found it relevant to meet with the representatives of a company that has been active in this area for a long time. The meeting took place at Offices Unlimited, an affiliate of Svoboda & Williams.
Senior Research Analyst Jana Volavková, Business Director Cyril Dejanovski, and Chief Financial Officer Petr Demel from Svoboda & Williams met with IMF experts. They prepared a twenty-minute presentation summarizing the current development of the residential and commercial real estate markets, which was followed by a discussion on the delegation’s key topics. “We were able to inform them about everything from purely economic issues, such as the factors that influence the growth of real estate prices, the situation in construction, or the lack of new apartments, to the generation of millennials and how they are changing the demand for residential properties. All in all, it was a very good meeting,” said Jana Volavková.
18. April 2019
The fifth floor of the Na Petřinách 7 residential project is currently being built. At the same time, the inner partitions on the lower floors and the future front gardens are being prepared. The sale of the units will be exclusively brokered by Svoboda & Williams.
The Na Petřinách 7 project is being built in a sought-after location on the border of Petřiny and Břevnov and will consist of 13 high-end apartments with balconies or terraces. The generously apportioned interiors range in size from 66 sq. m to 256 sq. m. Extra high ceiling heights of 290 cm contribute to the units’ airy atmosphere. The villa offers premium urban living as well as a beautiful south-facing garden with private sections and common areas for friendly get-togethers.
Completion is scheduled for spring 2020.
Official website of the Na Petřinách 7 project.
15. April 2019
Thanks to the exclusive partnership between Svoboda & Williams and Christie’s International Real Estate, Monique Ghosh, Global Head of Referrals at this prestigious real estate network, was invited to speak at the Real Estate Investment 2019 conference organized by the Stavební forum magazine. Her presentation was part of a discussion panel on How to Sell and Buy. She touched on several recent trends that could be observed on the luxury real estate market in the last year and also highlighted the interesting developments taking place in several European cities, including Prague.
The Stavební fórum conference included 3 discussion panels on various topics, such as the development of real estate investments in a long-term context, property yields and how to maximize them, legislation related to purchasing real estate in the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as Prague’s strategic plan, which will have a significant impact on future investments.
Ghosh spoke about exceptional properties in the luxury real estate segment and presented some of the most interesting sales transactions that Christie's International Real Estate realized within the last year, for instance a house in the Australian state of New South Wales that achieved the highest overall price, selling for the equivalent of CZK 1.6 billion. Ghosh also mentioned other cities, like Hong Kong, Malibu, New York, or London, which has the highest concentration of luxury properties along with buyers who are willing to invest in them. Christie’s has also taken note of interesting developments in Paris and Amsterdam, where the prices of high-end properties are rising together with the increased demand for them. In Paris at the beginning of the year, Christie’s registered a record-breaking achieved price of CZK 1.024 million per sq. m. At the end of her presentation, Ghosh spoke about Prague, where an apartment in the historic center was sold for CZK 329,000 per sq. m., the highest achieved price per sq. m. in the transactions realized last year by the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency.
09. April 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has brokered the lease of 828 sq. m. of non-residential space for the Prague branch of the Schill Dental Clinic. The private clinic’s new dentist’s offices are located in the innovative, low-energy Main Point Pankrác building.
“I first met with Dr. Schill in 2011 when he was considering expanding his clinic to Prague. In 2016, the Schill Dental Clinic contacted us again about their plan to establish a new, supermodern dental clinic in a busy and popular area that would be easily accessible to new and current clients. We presented the clinic’s representatives with several options in the center of Prague and in the district of Prague 4. The company chose the Main Point Pankrác administrative building for the high quality of its facilities and services as well as its location close to many businesses and to the metro. PSJ INVEST, the company that leased out the space, met all of Schill Dental Clinic’s demanding technical and medical requirements, which was also a significant deciding factor,” says Jaroslav Waldhauser of Svoboda & Williams.
The Schill Dental Clinic operates private dental clinics in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Next to Prague, where it opened in 2013, it has branches in Bratislava and Žilina, and is currently planning the opening of a clinic in Košice. The company’s goal is to provide outstanding and complex dental care using the latest technologies, such as the CEREC® system that allows dental crowns to be created while you wait, digital X-rays, and computer tomography, in a stylish dental clinic with a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a cafe.
The Main Point Pankrác building, designed by the DAM architects studio, boasts a distinctive textured facade and a unique floor plan in the form of five rounded triangles. Low-energy and planning to achieve LEED Platinum certification, it uses recently patented Japanese technologies to eliminate smog and other pollutants from the surrounding atmosphere. The roof is designed to include an accessible garden with mature trees and shrubs. Offering a total of 24,500 sq. m. of office and commercial space and 406 underground parking spaces, it stands only a few steps from the Arkády Pankrác shopping center and a metro station in a neighborhood with a full spectrum of civic amenities that is easily accessible from the center of Prague.
08. April 2019
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to broker the sale of 21 apartments in the newly emerging U Hájenky project, which is situated in the immediate vicinity of the Lipno Reservoir close to Český Krumlov. It will offer 15 passive Šumava cottages built in a modern style. Each will consist of two separate units with a terrace and a garden. The construction will be divided into three stages, the first of which will be completed before the end of 2019.
The U Hájenky project offers modern living in the heart of the South Bohemian countryside, a popular destination for outdoor activities and sports. The separate duplex houses with gardens and terraces inspired by traditional Czech country covered entrances will be arranged in a symmetrical pattern. Each house will include 2 three-bedroom, 130 sq. m. apartment units. Their efficient layouts will be spread out over two floors and an attic, which can be used as an additional bedroom or storage space.
The houses will conform to passive housing standards and be built to respect the pristine nature that surrounds them. They will be offered in a basic standard that includes top-class ventilation, heating, and cooling systems. The premium option will offer air recuperation, a fireplace insert, outdoor window blinds, and photovoltaic panels. It will also be possible to add a space for hypoxic therapy, which simulates a high-altitude environment, in one of the bedrooms. There is also the possibility of property management services, which include cutting the grass, cleaning, clearing away snow, as well as rental management services.
The project is located between the mountains and the reservoir, allowing future owners to use the houses all year round, instead of only seasonally. Besides the famous Lipno Reservoir, they can also look forward to a ski slope and a cable car, which will be placed only one hundred meters from the houses. The surrounding area offers many hiking trails and bike paths. There are only a handful of places like it in the Czech Republic, which are more reminiscent of what can be found in Alpine countries. The U Hájenky project houses are a wonderful opportunity for lovers of outdoor activities, winter sports, and relaxation in nature.
The project will be constructed in three stages, the first of which will be completed before the end of the year. The individual units will be sold in a finished state.
07. April 2019
The Commercial Leasing Department of Svoboda & Williams continued in its success in 2018 and brokered several important transactions in the first quarter of 2019.
In the last half year, the Commercial Leasing Department brokered the lease of 16,645 sq. m. of office and commercial space, 98% of which consisted of landlord representation and the lease of offices. The FlixBus, Itadel, Nordic Investors, Konektor, and DPD companies all have brand new addresses. Another significant success was the exclusive appointment to manage and provide marketing services for myhive Flexi Offices, a project that offers fully equipped offices with flexible lease terms and coworking space. Commercial Leasing also signed an exclusive cooperation agreement to lease office space in the PRAGA Office & Garden building in Karlín and the Riveroff Office House in Holešovice.