10. July 2020
At the end of June, the Svoboda & Williams commercial leasing team successfully mediated the lease of the modern PRAGA Office & Garden building. The new leaseholder of the building’s 2,325 sq. m. total floor area is the Scott & Weber company, which will use the space to operate flexible offices and coworking.
PRAGA Office & Garden is part of the multifunctional PRAGA complex, which was created by M2 Real Estate. “Whenever we work on a new project we believe that its effectiveness, location, timelessness, and architecture is key. That’s why we went with the acclaimed ADNS architects studio and chose the Karlín neighborhood, which turned out to be the right decision. Thanks to Svoboda & Williams, we were able to pick from several potential leaseholders even in this difficult time,” adds Jan Štembera, Business Director of M2 Real Estate.
Scott & Weber, a company that has been operating flexible workspaces for a long time and currently runs 5 office centers, is leasing the entire building. “The agreement to lease the PRAGA Office & Garden building is a significant milestone for Scott & Weber. With 19,000 sq. m. of floor space, we are now the largest provider of flexible offices in Prague. Our space can be used by companies of various sizes and we now know that demand for private floors, a type of office we will be offering in the PRAGA Office & Garden building, is increasing. Private floors have their own entrance and corporate branding, and we also help clients find the right design and workplace strategy. On the building’s ground floor, there will be a community space—a prerequisite today. Tenants will be able to use the club and event space, enjoy the chic cafe with a professional barista, or book a room especially designed to tape podcasts, something that is very much in vogue at the moment,” says Adam Zvada, owner and CEO of Scott & Weber.
22. June 2020
This June, Svoboda & Williams sold the last remaining apartment in the ambitious Hilleho 6 residential project. Offering premium living in the center of Brno, almost all of the units were sold by the end of 2019. Only one final attic apartment had to wait a little longer for its new owner. Twenty months after it launched, the sale was successfully closed.
The Hilleho 6 residence is a fully reconstructed Neo-Renaissance corner building located in the sought-after Brno neighborhood of Černá Pole. Spread out over five floors, most of its 17 high standard one-bedroom to three-bedroom units come with a balcony or terrace. The exceptional apartments and residence with a 1920s atmosphere have been upgraded with contemporary high-end comforts, showcasing the latest trends. “We have received positive feedback about the units in Hilleho 6 from our clients. Most owners moved into the apartments immediately and some purchased them as an investment. Two apartments are currently being rented,” said Tereza Štěrbová, head of the Brno branch of Svoboda & Williams.
12. June 2020
Based on an exclusive instruction, the Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has launched the sale of apartments in the Schön Residence, an architecturally significant building designed by the architects Weinwurm and Vécsei that is currently being reconstructed. The Functionalist residence is located on Obchodná Street, close to the city center and with full civic amenities within easy reach.
The seven-floor residence is currently being completely renovated and should be move-in ready by the end of 2020. The first two floors will consist of office space and the basement will be turned into a parking garage. The Schön Residence offers 10 apartments with layouts that range from one-bedroom to two-bedroom units with floor areas from 43 sq. m. to 139 sq. m. All of the apartments will receive plenty of daylight thanks to their practically designed interiors, high ceilings, French windows, or balconies and terraces that overlook a courtyard. Noise-reducing aluminum windows will block out the sounds from Obchodná Street, creating a comfortable home environment, and the final standard of the apartments will include underfloor heating, a preparation for air-conditioning, and Sherlock security doors. Each apartment also comes with a cellar storage unit.
The multifunctional Schön building built in 1943 was designed by the renowned duo of Functionalist architects Friedrich Weinwurm and Ignác Vécsei as the first department store in Bratislava. Located on the upper part of Obchodná Street close to Hurbanovho Square, it therefore presents a unique opportunity to purchase property, the value of which is likely to increase once the street is completely revitalized. With services, urban amenities, restaurants, cafes, and historic Old Town at your fingertips, this is truly 21st century housing. With services, urban amenities, restaurants, cafes, and historic Old Town at your fingertips, this is truly 21st century housing. The combination of all these factors makes buying an apartment on Obchodná Street an ideal investment.
Murman property development together with architect Norbert Konrád are behind the reconstruction of the Schön building. Their goal was to preserve its original architectural style. The Murman company is interested in improving public spaces and has experience with reconstructing Functionalist buildings from their work on the Dunajská 1 residential project.
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11. June 2020
Since the beginning of the year, Svoboda & Williams has significantly expanded its selection of flexible offices in Prague. In response to the growing popularity of this new lease concept, the agency also provides landlords with comprehensive flexible office lease and management services.
The demand for smaller offices with flexible lease terms is still increasing and, according to the latest surveys, it seems that the current coronavirus crisis will not adversely affect it. In fact, tenants may likely require greater flexibility in all aspects of the lease relationship. Svoboda & Williams’ Commercial Leasing Team therefore significantly augmented its portfolio of offices with flexible lease terms over the last several months and it now covers practically all of the Prague and Brno markets.
“Today, more than ever, we understand that clients require greater flexibility in terms of the length of the lease agreement and the layout of the space they use, but they also often look for offers of specific services,” adds Kateřina Burešová, Flexible Workspace Consultant at Svoboda & Williams.
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03. June 2020
The Cecílie apartment house, which is part of the Trio Harrachov alpine residential project, was completed at the end of spring and officially approved in May. The first mountain getaway is now move-in ready and so new owners will be able to enjoy their first summer in the Krkonoše countryside.
Once finished, the Trio Harrachov residential project will consist of three five-story residences that together offer a total of 44 mountain apartments. The Amálie and Beáta apartment houses are currently being built. In both, less than half of the apartments remain for sale, and only two apartments in the Cecilie residence are still available. Clients interested in buying an apartment in one of the Trio Harrachov buildings will no longer be limited to seeing buildings under construction, but can view a fully finished and approved building and acquaint themselves with its standards and facilities.
More information on the Trio Harrachov residential project.
02. June 2020
Construction of the U Hvězdy residential project, situated right next to the Hvězda Game Reserve, is continuing successfully. Its rough structure was completed this May and work is now focused on the interiors. The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to sell the apartments in this new residence.
The U Hvězdy residents will include 15 generously apportioned units, each with its own terrace or front garden. With the rough structure now complete, clients can easily picture the views and layouts offered by each apartment. Final approval is planned for Q1 2021. The units will then be sold fully finished to a high standard.
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More information on the U Hvězdy Residence residential project.
12. May 2020
The 1920s Podkovářská industrial complex in Vysočany, consisting of four mixed-use buildings, has recently been thoroughly reconstructed by architects from the Caraa studio. The dominant feature of the entire complex, Building A, was successfully completed this year. The result is an industrial style building that offers offices for lease with flexible layouts and more.
“The careful reconstruction of the individual buildings in the Podkovářská Complex began in 2003 and the goal from the very beginning was clear—Art Point. A place where the practical meets the esthetic, craft meets art, offices meet art studios. This idea arose on the one hand from the diverse nature of the complex and on the other out of our requirements. We wanted to create a space that would reflect the dynamics of our rapidly developing company,” stated Monika Kočvarová, whose company, Podkovářská, is behind the complex’s reconstruction.
A new level has been added to Building A, with a roof that overhangs the street and the courtyard. Since the designs for the reconstruction fully respect the complex’s original style, a distinctive space has emerged with an impressive architecture and industrial elements, such as replicas of the original factory windows with steel frames, the use of galvanized sheet metal, a preserved reinforced concrete structure, or precast concrete floors.
The space in Building A can be leased as offices, a service establishment, or light industrial space. There is also a gallery and a corner two-story villa. Building A is adjacent to Poděbradská Street, and is therefore ideally suited for large-format outdoor advertising.
Currently, of the almost 2,000 sq. m. in total, the last 750 sq. m. remain for lease, suitable as a gallery, offices, or retail space.
More about the remaining space for lease in Building A.
23. April 2020
Construction of the first phase of the family houses in the Na Pramenech residential project is successfully continuing despite the current crisis. Clients remain interested and viewings are still taking place.
Once finished, the modern Na Pramenech residential project will consist of 77 terraced houses. “Recently, we’ve noticed an increased demand for houses with their own garden in the medium price category. Clients who prefer new build houses are aware that the current situation is likely to exacerbate the insufficient amount of newly built residential projects in Prague,” commented Jana Volavková, real estate agent at Svoboda & Williams. The Na Pramenech residential project is being developed by the respected bdp development company.
As part of the first phase of the Na Pramenech residential project, 18 two-story family houses with a garden and a garage are being built. In April, the ceilings of the first floors were completed and windows started to be installed. The second phase began to be implemented simultaneously with the construction of the first phase and those houses will go on sale in the near future. New homeowners who purchased houses from the first phase won’t have to live next to a construction site after they have moved in. Since the sale of houses in the Na Pramenech project began while construction was at an advanced stage, clients will not be buying a house that only exists on paper, but can go see it in person. A show home will also be ready for viewing in a few months.
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to mediate the sale of houses in the Na Pramenech project.
More information about the Na Pramenech residential project.
15. April 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has been exclusively retained to launch the sale of apartments in the newly created Koliba Residential Project. The complex boasts one of the most lucrative addresses in Bratislava thanks to its green surroundings yet easy access to the city center.
The residential complex consists of three apartment houses with indoor as well as outdoor parking spaces and green roofs. Each building has 4 floors. Apartment house A consists of 17 units, and apartment houses B and C both contain 15 units. The apartments come in studio to three-bedroom layouts and range in size from 43 to 368 sq. m. All of the units have impressive views of Bratislava, and some come with front gardens or large terraces. With its designer finishes and quality materials and equipment, the residence’s high standard includes wooden floors, brand name sanitary ware, 210 cm interior doors, underfloor heating, and triple-glazed aluminum windows. The apartments all come with a cellar storage unit.
The lucrative Bratislava neighborhood in which the residential project is located offers timeless housing in a peaceful area at the foot of the Little Carpathians with an abundance of sports opportunities in the immediate vicinity. It is also home to complete urban amenities, including public transport stops, cafes, restaurants, schools, and the popular Gaštanica Park with a playground.
More information on the Koliba Residential Project.
08. April 2020
The Svoboda & Williams real estate agency has received an exclusive instruction to sell the mountain apartments that are part of the modern U Ducha hor residential project. The three-story apartment house is being built in the Harrachov mountain resort, only 200 meters from a year-round cable car that goes up Devil’s Mountain, and will offer 18 high-standard apartments.
The U Ducha hor project is ideally located right in the center of Harrachov. Future residents will therefore be able to take advantage of all that this mountain resort has to offer: a wide range of sports opportunities during the winter as well as summer months (downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, golf, tennis), complete civic amenities, and the Krkonoše forests surrounding the town. In addition to comfortable housing in the mountains, units in the project are also an excellent investment opportunity.
The project will create 18 studio to three-bedroom units with balconies. The residence will also include 3 non-residential premises, a restaurant, and outdoor parking with a charging station for electric cars. The apartments will be completed to a high standard—two-layer wooden floors, brand name sanitary ware, insulated triple-glazed windows, security entry doors, and the duplex apartments will come with a preparation for air-conditioning. The price of each apartment includes a cellar unit and a parking space.
More information on the U Ducha hor residential project.