16. February 2021
Set in the originally developed part of Karlín and filling in a gap on Křižíkova Street, the multifunctional Dva domy project is being built by Karlín Group in cooperation with the Diocese of Hradec Králové. Its distinctive appearance is the work of the renowned Bevk Perović Arhitekti studio. Svoboda & Williams will exclusively offer two commercial premises in the building.
Dva domy is Karlín Group’s latest project in Karlín, where it has developed many buildings so far, and even in this case its focus was on creating something architecturally significant that would fulfil multiple functions. Identifiable at first glance due to its dual façade, once finished, the building will offer 112 apartments for sale and two large commercial premises with a total area of 1,528 sq. m.
Both commercial spaces will face Karlín’s “high street”—Křižíkova—and feature large-format shop windows. On the south side, the spaces will provide views of the newly emerging park of the Corso Karlín and Corso II office buildings. There is also a new boulevard that practically connects Křižíkova and Pernerova streets. Sold in a state of shell & core, the commercial spaces come with parking spaces and storage areas in the basement.
“The Dva domy building is emerging in the most sought-after part of Karlín, in close proximity to Corso Karlín, Vitra Koncept’s showroom, and the brand new PRAGA Rezidence complex. It offers great visibility and space for a showroom, a gallery, or novel corporate headquarters,” says Jan Mráz, Senior Property Consultant at Svoboda & Williams.
More information on the commercial premises in the Dva domy project.
15. February 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to list for rent two unique villas that are being built in a lucrative part of Bubeneč on the western edge of Stromovka Park.
The Juárez and Goethe villas, designed by the renowned ADR architectural studio, stand across from each other on the streets that they are named after. The surrounding area is full of typical, spacious early 20th century houses, but there are also several modern buildings nearby as well.
Both villas have three separate sections that make up the individual floors, cleverly breaking up the traditional block shape of the houses. The lowest levels are attached to southwest-facing terraces with a garden and heated pool, while the second and third floors will have loggias and terraces. Interiors will be connected to the exterior thanks to large-format windows that offer pleasant views of the surrounding greenery.
Granite cladding alternates with extensive glazed surfaces on the facades of both houses. Facilities include air-conditioning, wooden floors, built-in storage space, and windows with wood-aluminum frames. Besides two-car garages, the basement will also have enough space for a fitness room with a sauna, and there will be a Jacuzzi on the uppermost terrace.
The villas will be move-in ready in April 2021. More information on Villa Juárez and Villa Goethe.
15. February 2021
While the construction of the Na Pramenech residential project continues full speed ahead, a furnished model house has been completed. Potential residents may now get a better idea of how the interior can be decorated and the facilities can be arranged. The minimalist, yet cozy style of the show house serves as an inspiration for how stylishly modern these homes in the newly emerging neighborhood in Prague 9 can be.
In January, the access road to the houses in the first phase was approved and the developer has requested the approval of the houses that have already been sold. The remaining houses will be inspected and approved gradually, so that clients may choose the final surfaces according to their preferences. The show house, arranged by an interior designer, can give them an idea of what they might want.
Please contact our office to schedule a viewing of the show house.
More information about the Na Pramenech project.
14. February 2021
The current situation in the office market, disrupted by the effects of the pandemic, has actually worked in the favor of offices with flexible lease terms and related services. In the future, many companies won’t be seeking multi-year lease agreements and will prefer furnished offices with flexible lease solutions. Offices Unlimited, which is managed and marketed by Svoboda & Williams, offers precisely this type of office space.
With the onset of the pandemic, most companies have allowed their employees to work from home and the latest research shows that some employers will make increased use of home office options even after things return to normal. Therefore, a hybrid mode is likely the best solution going forward, since employees can choose to work remotely on some days and at the office on others. The JLL survey revealed that by 2030 30% of all offices will be flexible workspaces, where companies will lease space for some of their employees, specialized teams, or people working on ad hoc projects.
“In the current situation, companies have introduced orders to work from home, or on a part-time company office/home office basis. They claim that this way of working has been proven successful over the last year and that most employees quickly got used to the new conditions and have even worked more efficiently, or at least as efficiently, as before the pandemic. These companies will likely not have a reason to change their current work options and will create additional shared workspaces instead of permanent ones. Today, many companies are trying to sublease their excess square meters and will probably want to reduce the floor areas they’re leasing in the next rental period,” says Jaroslav Waldhauser, Head of the Commercial Leasing Team at Svoboda & Williams. “Personally, however, I believe that working from home won’t work in the long run because it’s not effective enough and doesn’t help develop a company’s corporate culture, something that is essential for its sustainability. Most professions require an office environment and so, once the crisis is over, companies will reconsider this position,” he adds.
The disadvantages of working from home were exposed by the current extreme conditions. Some employees have complained about the lack of social interactions, the merging of their work and home lives, poor Internet connections, or little to no peace for work. These negative aspects have been a boon for the concept of flexible offices, which offer—unlike one’s living room—a stimulating and professionally equipped workspace. “Some clients that use our shared myhive Flexi Offices have children, but don’t have large homes and so don’t have space to work in peace. For these clients, working from home is quite literally a “mission impossible". For this very reason, flexible offices that colleagues can share are an ideal solution for their employers. This way, employees can easily separate their work and home lives,” adds Marie Kantorová, Flexible Workspace Consultant at Offices Unlimited.
Tenants of myhive Flexi Offices and the other spaces in the portfolio of Offices Unlimited may take advantage of our Flexi Balance services. Created in response to the current situation and the desire of clients not wanting to be bound to a long-term lease agreement since they don’t know how long they’ll actually need their office, Flexi Balance offers a shortened notice period, a 30–40% discount on the offices, and a competitive daily rental price.
Overview of Offices Unlimited’s flexible offices.
10. February 2021
Despite the current difficult situation due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the construction of the Fragment residential project is continuing as planned. Concrete is currently being poured and the foundation slab is being prepared.
From the ground-breaking ceremony on October 1st, 2020, until the end of last year, the construction pit was excavated. At the same time, thirty 180-meter-deep geothermal wells were drilled. Work to secure the construction pit is now complete. In January, the extraction of soil continued in parallel with the digging of plumbing trenches. Base concrete has already been poured in some sections of the construction pit and the foundation slab is being prepared.
The ambitious Fragment residential project will offer 140 premium apartments for rent, and will therefore expand Prague’s rental housing stock in the very near future. Rough construction will be finished by the end of the year. Final approval of the building is scheduled for the second half of next year. Trigema is the investor, developer, and builder of the project.
More information on the Fragment residential project.
03. February 2021
Work on the total reconstruction of the Italská 8 Residence is continuing according to plan. The apartments on the second to the fifth floors received final approval in January.
The Italská 8 Residence is a painstakingly renovated typical Vinohrady apartment building located in a popular area between náměstí Míru Square and Riegrovy sady Park. Spread out over six floors, it will offer 24 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom apartment. Clients can select between three types of interiors, each of which will include oak floors, wooden doors, wooden casement windows, and brand-named sanitary ware in the bathrooms.
There are currently only 4 units left for sale in the Italská 8 Residence.
More information on the Italská 8 Residence project.
25. January 2021
Construction work on the Pálavská brána residential project is proceeding according to plan. All of the houses now have roofs and windows. Interior partition walls are currently being installed and the rough construction phase is only one step away from being complete.
The Pálavská brána residential project offers a total of fifteen single-story houses, each of which will come with a private rooftop terrace and an adjoining garden. All of the houses have three-bedroom layouts and will be completed to a standard that includes ceramic tiles, brand-name sanitary ware in the bathrooms, triple-glazed insulated windows, and underfloor heating. Since the houses are being built in a sought-after recreational area, owners can use them as a pleasant primary residence or vacation home, but they are also a great investment opportunity.
The developer has estimated that the project will receive final approval in Q2 of 2021.
More about the Pálavská brána residential project.
19. January 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has received an exclusive instruction to sell the apartments in the Mánesova 78 residential project in Vinohrady. This thoroughly reconstructed corner Late Art Nouveau building is situated only a few steps from Jiřího z Poděbrad Square. The project received final approval in November 2020.
The idea behind the Mánesova 78 residential project was to combine its historic, typical Vinohrady architecture with contemporary design and premium facilities. Spread out over six above-ground floors, it offers 28 apartments with layouts from studios to two-bedrooms. Five spacious apartments with floor areas from 82 sq. m. to 156 sq. m. occupy the seventh and eighth floors. Two apartments on the lowest floor come with private terraces that face the courtyard, likewise some of the apartments on the highest floors feature balconies and terraces.
Apartment interiors were designed by the OOOOX studio. All are completed to a high standard, which includes Italian Foglie d’Oro limited edition wooden floors, interior paneled or double-wing doors, large-format Italian tiles, and luxury sanitary ware by high-end German brands. The overall atmosphere of the building is made more elegant by the common areas with restored historic elements and bespoke light fixtures designed by the Dechem studio. Onyx panels grace the elevator.
The Mánesova 78 residential project is set in a wonderful location—Jiřího z Poděbrad on one side and popular Riegrovy sady Park on the other. Mánesova Street has a friendly neighborhood feel. Lined with popular restaurants, bistros, and cafes, it’s also very close to the city center.
The Mánesova 78 residential project received final approval in November 2020 and the apartments are currently move-in ready.
More information on the Mánesova 78 residential project.
18. January 2021
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been providing comprehensive property and facility management services for many years now. Its team of professionals led by Věra Urbanová and Přemysl Kavan oversees the smooth running of residential units, apartment buildings, non-residential premises, historic buildings, and large residential complexes.
Property management is a multidisciplinary field, which includes both a total overview of the technical and economic aspects in order for everything pertaining to the property to run smoothly as well as being up-to-date on the relevant laws and regulations. “If you decide to create an investment property portfolio, you will soon find out that non-professional property and facility management will not only consume a large amount of your time, but, if set incorrectly, it will also increase the amount of uneconomically invested funds. Our team can turn your empty property into a source of long-term income and save you not only money, but also time. Clients can contact us whenever they are looking for a suitable investment property,” explains Věra Urbanová, Head of Property Management at Svoboda & Williams.
Our property management services include finding a creditworthy tenant (with the help of Svoboda & Williams’ real estate agents), technical management (beginning with an initial technical audit and ending with a detailed handover protocol that includes a technical manual), any complaints, all communication and coordination related to the property, ensuring emergency repairs and regular maintenance, representing the owner at apartment owners association meetings, negotiating with service providers, the correct setting of advance payments and billing—all with the maximum satisfaction of the property owner in mind.
More information about Svoboda & Williams Property Management.
14. January 2021
In the past several months, work on the foundation piles of the BERLITA apartment building finished and foundation concrete is currently being poured. The casting of the foundation slab is scheduled for the second half of January.
The BERLITA residential project is emerging in a peaceful part of Beroun that borders the historic center on one side and the confluence of the Berounka and Litavka rivers on the other. The apartment building will consist of two connected wings that together will offer 61 studio to three-bedroom units. The highest floor is reserved for generously apportioned rooftop penthouses.
The BERLITA residential project is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2022. The developer of the project is VENUS INVESTMENT GROUP.
More information on the BERLITA project.