Two tenants come to Francuska Office Center

Globe Trade Center has attracted two new tenants to its Francuska Office Center. The first tenant is a catering firm. The office space was also leased by „Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej SA”.

Francuska Office Center
Francuska Office Center

Axi Immo consultants have advised on the selection of office space and in lease negotiations for „Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej SA”. KRD’s new, bigger office cover an area of 450 sq. meters and is located in Francuska Office Center at 34 Francuska St. The office complex belongs to Globe Trade Centre S.A.

„Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej SA” is a biggest, Polish business information provider. The company offers a wide range of services for all kinds of companies – from self-employment, through small and medium-sized enterprises to large corporation in the exchange of business information and check the reliability of payment. Since 2008, KRD has been a member of ACCIS (the Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers). The new office in Katowice will start to operate from 1st of February 2015 in Francuska Office Center. 200 people will work in the new location.

„The dynamic growth of our company has resulted in increased demand of office space. We chose Francuska Office Center due to a high standard, attractive lease terms and flexible option of dividing the space” – said Adam Łącki, CEO at „Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej SA”.

Also, the Olimp restaurant has moved into the building at the end of November. Olimp, the Poland’s chain of self-service restaurants selling food by the weight, is the 28th unit of the brand. It is owned by Gastromall Group.

Francuska Office Centre consists of two A-class buildings. GTC’s investment is an element of the new, growing business and services district, located in the downtown of the City. The neighborhood are variety of international institutions, the District Court, local government and large companies. The total area of the complex is 21 500 sq. meters.

Office market in Katowice – commented Emil Chwieduk, Senior Office Negotiator at Axi Immo:

Office market in Katowice is one of the smallest office regions with total supply at approximately 310 000 sq. meters*. Additional 41 000 sq. meters, with part of office space secured by pre-let agreements, will be delivered till the end of 2014. On the supply side market Katowice ranks on the 5th place in Poland. However, from year to year we notice a steady increase in interest from tenants in this area. Katowice is popular location for companies in shared services sector, but it’s also convenient for international and national companies, the presence of which in the region becomes an important factor.

Over the first three quarters of 2014 we have noticed steady growth with stable office supply and stable demand, which resulted in a decrease in the vacancy rate. In the first half of 2014 vacancy rate had fallen by 0,5 p.p., and over the next quarter has fallen to 5,5%.

* editorial note: the total volume of the modern office stock in Katowice varies depending on data provided by real estate advisory firms, e.g. there were 336 900 sq. meters of modern office space in the City at the end of Q3 2014, according to JLL.