Just a couple items. First of all, Bank Center in Budapest continues its fine run of form with an announcement that it signed up Qatar Airways, and that it had concluded lease renewals on 35% of its total leasable area during the third quarter. Over the last 18 months, in fact, it’s concluded deals (new leases and renewals) on 45% of the building. Current occupancy rate? 85%. Asset management of the building is handled by GLL Real Estate Partners, while property management and leasing is by Avestus Real Estate.
One other matter is a city planning issue in Prague, as the city’s mayor announced today that it was unrealistic to hope that construction would begin anytime soon on the planned fourth metro line. That’s not good news for anyone who was counting on Line D opening to commuters by 2020. Somewhat ominously, the mayor also said there wasn’t really enough money in the kitty for the completion of work on the A-line extension to the airport, but that work must continue.