16. December 2020
In the middle of December, Svoboda & Williams introduced its online magazine Selected, thereby entering the premium media segment. The new magazine will feature quality content that will acquaint readers with high-end brands, experiences, and real estate. Selected’s website is the work of Biceps Digital, a leading web design and development studio.
Svoboda & Williams created Selected Magazine with the ambition to become the leading authority on luxury living and the place for clients of the premium segment to get information in the Czech and Slovak online media space. Its editor-in-chief is Tomáš Otta, whose twenty-five-year career in journalism includes a stint as the editor-in-chief of ForMen. “Selected is an oasis in the media world. Readers can spend time here every day and find an expertly curated mix of information, from exclusive new products, authentic experiences, to inspirational tips from top professionals in various fields,” says Otta.
Selected is hosted on Svoboda & Williams’ website as well as on its own domain: selectedmag.cz. The online magazine was designed by Biceps Digital, who worked closely with Natalie Kuznetsová, Marketing Director at Svoboda & Williams. “Our goal is to offer quality content that reflects its online form of communication. Last but not least, we want it to be a place that supports talented artists, designers, and brands,” says Kuznetsová. Rudolf Matějček, Creative Director of Biceps Digital, had this to say about working with Svoboda & Williams: “Selected Magazine is a bold project in the domestic Czech market in terms of both style and content. We wanted to give as much space as possible to the strong content when we were designing the visual appearance of the magazine.”
For now, Selected is purely an online magazine, but next year we are planning to publish it in print on a biannual basis and distribute it directly to readers.
15. December 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has one last penthouse on offer in the architecturally exceptional PRAGA Residence project situated between Karlínské náměstí Square and the foot of Vítkov Hill.
The three-story penthouse with a rooftop terrace uniquely blends urban living and plenty of privacy. The interior is airy and open, and views of Prague’s famous spires and parks can be enjoyed from its large-format windows. The penthouse is sold without final surfaces, allowing future owners to complete it according to their wishes. At the highest level of the building is a private pool that is accessible only to the residents of the six penthouses.
More information about the penthouse in the PRAGA Residence project.
14. December 2020
Based on an exclusive agreement with Pražské Rezidence, in early November the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency launched the sale of apartments in the Italská 8 Residence. The project has been a resounding success—since the launch of the sale 5 units have been sold, 3 units are under negotiation, and 3 units are still available.
All six floors of the building are being reconstructed, resulting in 24 one-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom 120 sq. m. apartment. Each skilfully blends original elements such as bay windows, loggias facing a green courtyard, and modern trends in layout preferences and first-class finishes. Future owners can also choose what the interiors will look like since the units will be completed to the following standards: Modern Black, Modern White, or Vintage.
More information on Italská 8 Residence.
13. November 2020
Based on an exclusive agreement with VENUS INVESTMENT GROUP, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency is launching the sale of 61 studio to three-bedroom apartments in the modern BERLITA residential project, which is being built in the very heart of Beroun.
The BERLITA residential project will consist of apartments in a timeless modern design. Their large-format windows not only ensure that interiors are bright and airy, but also let in plenty of natural light and offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. That each unit had to be bright was one of the developer’s main requirements when the project was being designed. Families with children will appreciate the amount of storage space and compact layouts provided by the apartments.
Construction of the BERLITA apartment house began in October. Final approval will take place in summer 2022.
More information on the BERLITA project.
13. November 2020
Svoboda & Williams is launching the sale of energy-efficient houses in the Pálavská brána residential project, which will stand on the western edge of the South Moravian village of Brod nad Dyjí. The houses will benefit from their location in a popular recreational destination right by the Mušov Lakes, and are therefore ideally suited both as a permanent residence or vacation home.
Once completed, the Pálavská brána project will offer fifteen single-story homes that are designed to blend seamlessly with the South Moravian landscape. Each house will have a two-bedroom layout with a private garden and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the countryside. The houses are also perfectly located—the sun reflecting off of the surface of the Mušov Lakes on one side and the picturesque Pavlov Hills on the other. Typical South Moravian vineyards stretch out as far as the eye can see.
In September, concrete foundation slabs were laid, rough construction of one third of the houses has been completed, and lintels are currently being installed. The developer has set the expected final approval date for spring 2021.
More about the Pálavská brána residential project.
13. November 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively appointed by the Topestates development company to sell apartments in the Barrandez-vous residential project, which is emerging in an attractive location at the eastern edge of Barrandov. Construction was launched in September and completion is planned for the end of 2022.
“In the premium real estate segment, Svoboda & Williams is the best agency on the Czech market and we like to surround ourselves with professionals,” says Petr Teplý, co-founder of Topestates. “In the past, we’ve collaborated on the Barrandovská zahrada or Truhlárna projects so we expect to work together successfully this time as well,” he adds.
The Barrandez-vous project is conceived as a residential complex connected to a large park designed by Atelier Flera. Thanks to its location, residents will enjoy modern living with peace, quiet, and greenery, as well as easy access to the center of Prague. The project will consist of two apartment houses with a total of 169 studio to three-bedroom units whose layouts offer maximum privacy. Future owners will have the opportunity to furnish and equip their new homes according to their wishes.
The interior of most apartments will be extended by a balcony, terrace, or front garden, which will look out onto a park that winds between the two apartment houses. The apartments on the highest levels will come with a green rooftop terrace also designed by Atelier Flera. Large-format windows will flood the main living rooms with natural light and frame wonderful green views. The standard of completion also includes three-layer wooden floors available in three decors, wooden plank surfaces in the loggias, and bathrooms with ceramic tiles, large-format tiles, and designer sanitary ware. Each apartment comes with the option of buying a parking space in the underground garage and a cellar storage unit.
As Barrandez-vous is an on-trend, compact modern residential complex, it will therefore offer space for shops and services on the ground floors. The park will have a jogging track and outdoor seating for residents to spend their free time with family and friends outside. Chuchelský háj Park or the Prokopské údolí nature reserve are within walking distance and residents can also walk to a public transport stop with connections to the Smíchovské nádraží metro station.
More information on the Barrandez-vous project.
12. November 2020
Svoboda & Williams’ Commercial Leasing Team offers tenant representation services to companies that are looking to reduce the cost of renting an office.
Tenant representation services begin with an analysis of the client’s requirements and going over their current lease agreement, both whether they are interested in extending their lease and remaining in the same space or prefer moving to a different building.
The services we provide include, among other things, a thorough analysis of the market, a financial and technical review of the selected premises, the negotiation of new, advantageous terms, and assistance throughout the entire process until the final lease agreement is signed. “We also discuss ways to reduce or expand the tenant’s office space and other specific requests. We always defend the interests of our clients and try to negotiate maximum savings for them,” adds Petra Schinkmannová from Svoboda & Williams.
“Business owners are fully aware that the situation in the commercial real estate market is changing and that the tenant currently has the upper hand in this segment. At the same time, they must reduce operating costs going forward, since we can already observe the current situation’s economic impact on companies as well as changes in office layout solutions. We help tenants select the right concept in order for them to adapt their obligations to the current conditions,” says Lukáš Machula, Senior Leasing Consultant at Svoboda & Williams.
12. November 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency acquired an exclusive instruction from the Pražské Rezidence development company to sell the apartments in the Italská 8 Residence—a reconstructed apartment house from the early 20th century. The building is located in a prestigious part of Královské Vinohrady between náměstí Míru Square and Riegrovy Sady Park.
The history of the apartment house on Italská 8 goes back to the early 20th century, when it was built according to the designs of the renowned Czech architect Antonín Holeček. The building is currently being carefully reconstructed, with special attention to preserve its original character. Not only the apartments, but also the common areas will be reminiscent of the lofty atmosphere of a typical Vinohrady apartment house.
Once completed, the Italská 8 Residence will consist of 25 apartments, most of which will have one-bedroom layouts and floor areas from 54 to 65 sq. m. The largest unit, a two-bedroom attic apartment, will have a spacious 120 sq. m. floor area and an interior connected to a terrace. The apartments that face a peaceful courtyard will have loggias; units on the lowest floor will come with private terraces. The apartments facing Italská Street offer views of verdant trees, while those on the building’s higher floors overlook the beautiful neighboring houses. Potential residents may select between three standards of completion: Modern Black, Modern White, or Vintage. All of the units will be equipped with wooden oak floors, wooden casement windows, and large-format Graniti ceramic tiles and Grohe and Laufen sanitary ware in the bathrooms.
The Italská 8 Residence benefits from its location close to náměstí Míru Square. Královské Vinohrady is a sought-after residential area that is close to the city center, yet boasts a pleasant neighborly atmosphere and an abundance of greenery. Many popular cafes, bistros, and restaurants are close-by, as is the Na Vinohradech Theater or the National Museum.
04. November 2020
Svoboda & Williams’ Commercial Leasing Team arranged the lease of 901 sq. m. of office space for OVB Allfinanz. The new Prague headquarters of this financial services consulting firm is now one of the buildings in the modern The Park administrative complex, which is situated in one of the most sought-after business districts in Chodov.
OVB Allfinanz is part of a European holding company operating in 15 countries around the world and has maintained an office in the Czech Republic for almost three decades. The company was one of the first to offer financial consulting services in this country. Until recently, its headquarters were located in Prague 4 close to Brumlovka, but the age and unsuitable layout of their offices started to become a hindrance to the expanding firm. “The new space reflects the image of OVB as a modern company. It also fully corresponds to current office trends, especially in terms of the location, which supports mutual collaboration and communication in a modern and comfortable environment,” says Miroslav Řezník, Chairman of the Board and CEO of OVB Allfinanz, a.s.
“In 2018, OVB Allfinanz’s management contacted us with a request to find them modern offices in Prague 4. We compared several options and eventually decided to offer them space in The Park business complex and the firm subsequently signed a long-term lease contract,” adds Petra Schinkmannová from Svoboda & Williams. The selected The Park office complex, managed by White Star Real Estate, consists of twelve buildings with a total area of 116,000 sq. m., surrounded by gardens and many water features. It also includes a central square with a café and a park. In addition to a timeless interior full of natural light, the offices are visible from the D1 highway and are conveniently located only a few steps from the Chodov metro station.
26. October 2020
At the beginning of the year, the Svoboda & Williams real estate company supported the Wetlands Association, which was founded in 2011 to improve the marsh’s soil water retention abilities and protect its endangered species, most of which are amphibians. The association used the funds to build new ponds around the Popický Pond area in Vysočina.
The Wetlands Association has managed to build 80 ponds since the summer, despite the fact that this year’s weather hasn’t been exactly favorable—frequent rainstorms don’t create ideal conditions for working in wetlands. Most of the new ponds are located in the Vysočina Region, which is where Popický Pond lies. Here, the association used the funds donated by Svoboda & Williams to excavate four ponds of various sizes. During the fall and winter, minor modifications will be made and the banks of the ponds will be reinforced with stones.