International advisory firm JLL has analyzed office lease transactions signed in 2015. Demand grew by 29 percent in Katowice in comparison to 2014.
1,5 million sq. meters of modern office space were leased last year in Poland. The highest amount – 834 000 sq. meters – was leased by companies in Warsaw, followed by 226 200 sq. meters in Kraków and 127 600 sq. meters in Wrocław. Tenants in Katowice leased 62 500 sq. meters of modern office space.
The demand growth in Katowice was the lowest among the six major regional cities. „A lot was happening on the Polish regional markets, in which we recorded a substantial increase in take-up for modern office space. Compared to 2014, demand in Tri-City increased by 61%, while in Kraków it grew by 56%, in Łódź by 53%, in Wrocław by 34% and in Katowice by 29%. Poznań had a particularly impressive performance in 2015, with signed lease agreements of ca 65 000 sq. meters – a threefold increase on 2014” – explains Anna Bartoszewicz-Wnuk, head of research and consulting at JLL.
There were 397 400 sq. meters of modern office space at the end of 2015 in Katowice. According to the JLL data, the biggest lease agreements in the city were concluded in:
– Katowice Business Point (tenant: Tauron, type of lease agreement: renewal and expansion, space: 10 000 sq. meters),
– A4 Business Park, building B (PKP Cargo, new lease, 7 600 sq. meters),
– Silesia Busines Park, building B (Capgemini, pre-let, 5 600 sq. meters),
– Silesia Star, building B (Mentor Graphics, pre-let, 4 600 sq. meters),
– Altus (Sopra Steria, renewal, 4 100 sq. meters).