Arete Invest has started restructuring its complex in Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Prague / Nove Mesto nad Vahom, 12th of July 2017
The Arete Invest Real Estate Fund has started the long-planned restructuring of its industrial and logistics complex ARETE PARK NOVÉ MESTO in Slovakia. In the first stage, it will introduce 19,000 m2 of warehouse space to the market. In the second stage, it is planning the construction of new capacities with a floor area of up to 30,000 m2.
We want to find new tenants for one of the existing halls. Our financial models figure in an increase in the revenues from leasing and a risk diversification in the form of smaller lease units. We want to take advantage of the trend of a high year-on-year growth of the prices for leasing logistics premises, which is approximately 10 % year-on-year in Slovakia. We have already purchased a complex with this plan,” says Tomáš Novotný, Head of Asset Management at Arete Invest.
According to him, the demand for warehouse and production space has been steadily growing in Slovakia. In addition to the growth in rent, this is manifested also in a very high occupancy rate of leasable space (only 2.3 % is available). Furthermore, demand exceeds supply by more than double in the microregion of Nové Mesto nad Váhom.
“The part of restructuring is also a negotiation on prolongation of a lease agreement with current major tenant of the complex, C&A clothing chain. Given the boom in the Slovak market, which is currently more attractive than the Czech market to real estate investors, we expect an increase in the revenues from leasing. Therefore, this step should be good news for our investors. We will commence the construction of new capacities depending on the current demand,” concludes Tomáš Novotný.